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Wednesday, 19-December-2018

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‘NO BAG DAY’ IN KARNATAKA SCHOOLS

53 weeks ago
There is some good news for school children in Karnataka. The state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has decided to mark ‘No Bag Day’ once a week in all schools from the next academic year. This will mean students won’t have to trudge to school with heavy bags, at least for a day.   Probably the first such move in the entire country, this would apply to all schools, including those affiliated to CBSE and ICSE. According to DPI officials, the idea is to encourage students to enjoy their journey to school. An official order from the department of education is expected to be issued once the curre...
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COME 2018, POTENTIAL CANCER CURE MAY BE A REALITY

53 weeks ago
British scientists are in the process of developing an immune therapy based on blood cells from patients who have made “miracle” recoveries from cancer, a breakthrough that could lead to potential cure for millions. Early results from tests conducted in laboratory not only signal better treatment for cancer but also a potential cure that could be ready to test on patients as early as next year, the express.co.uk reported. The novel therapy involves neutrophil cells -- which form part of the body’s first line of defence against foreign invaders. Neutrophils kill cancer cells either directly by dest...
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NGT TO CENTRE ON RIVER LINKING

54 weeks ago
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued a notice to the Centre on clearances granted to the Rs 1,800-crore Ken-Betwa river linking project. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar issued the notice to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Water Resources Ministry and the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, where the project is located, and sought replies within two weeks. The NGT was hearing a plea by environmentalist Himanshu Thakkar, who sought a stay on the project on the ground of lack of environmental and human impact assessment. “The project’s completion will be subject to a...
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DELHI TO GENERATE 1,000 MW SOLAR POWER BY 2019

54 weeks ago
Delhi will generate 1,000 megawatt (MW) of solar power by 2019 which will also help bring down electricity rates, state Health Minister Satyendra Jain said. “During the peak hours, there is a demand of about 6,500 MW and during the non-peak hours, it comes down to 3,500 MW. By 2019, Delhi will start producing 1,000 MW of clean energy,” Jain told media here. “All the three discoms of Delhi have been finally been convinced about this after the government spoke to them for about five to six months,” he said. About five lakh people will benefit from this, he said. Jain said that fossil fuel powe...
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TRANSGENDERS TO GET RESERVATION IN EDUCATION

56 weeks ago
The Karnataka government has drawn up a policy for the education of transgenders, an important of which is setting up separate toilets for them in educational institutions. This is one of the first pioneering acts of any state government, besides whatever NGOs, are doing, it is learnt. Law minister TB Jayachandra says much thought was given to the policy, and the first step that was to bring all transgenders into the educational sphere. At present, the transgenders do not give any importance to education as they feel whatever educational qualification they have, they are unlikely to get a decent job. “The pol...
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NEW SCHEMES FOR NEFR

56 weeks ago
The Centre has decided to fast-track projects in Assam and the Northeast which include double-tracking, electrification and the sanction of another bridge at Saraighat near Guwahati.  Work on doubling of tracks was begun last September after the scheme was flagged off by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain at Hojai. The project will focus on the stretch between Bongaigaon to Guwahati via Goalpara in the eastern region of the state.  A final location survey (FLS) is also going on for the Bongaigaon-Agyathuri section via Rangia and once this is finished, d...
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INDIA MOVES TO TOP 100 WORLD BANK RANKINGS

58 weeks ago
India for the first time has moved into the top 100 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business global rankings from its 130th position last year, riding on sustained government reforms which include making tax -paying easier, according to the bank’s latest report released here on Tuesday. The World Bank Group’s latest report ‘Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs’ recognises India as one of the top 10 improvers in this year’s assessment, though the report does not take into account the big bang reform of Goods and Services Tax (GST) which rolled out on July 1. “Indi...
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IIT STUDENTS AWARDED FOR EARTHEN COOLER

58 weeks ago
Innovating on the age-old concept of using earthenware to keep the water cool, two students of IIT Roorkee have built ‘Evacool’, an air cooler which uses the same fundamentals of cooling as employed by many Indians in use of earthenwares and won an award for it. Raja Jain and Nimisha Gupta aced the global competition held by Schneider Electrics, a French MNC specialising in energy and automation solutions, in Paris outdoing 12 other teams. “We have developed a cooling system for air, it’s called Evacool. It works on the principle of evaporation,” said Gupta, a fourth year student of chemical enginee...
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TRIBUTE TO BRAVE RAJPUT WOMEN

59 weeks ago
Seeing the amazing grace that Deepika Padukone brings to the “Ghoomar” song in “Padmavati”, it is evident that the number did not just happen in the routine way that filmy choreographic songs go. One of the most accomplished Ghoomar dancers of Rajasthan Jyothi D. Tommaar was on the sets to make sure that Deepika performed the dance with the understated grace that it deserves. A source from Sanjay Leela Bhansali productions says: “We wanted to retain absolute authenticity of the Ghoomar. Deepika had to perform the subtle and intricate dance form not the way it is shown in our films but ...
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SHOOTERS RAI, SIDHU WIN GOLD AT WORLD CUP

59 weeks ago
Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai gave the Indian campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final a golden start as they won the 10m air pistol mixed team event here last week. Sidhu and Rai shot a total of 483.4 points in the five teams final. France took the silver with 481.1 points while the bronze went to China (418.2). This was the Indian pair’s third gold in the event this year, after having won both the test events (Grand Prix status) at two earlier World Cup stages this year in New Delhi and Gabala.  This was also Heena’s second WCF gold medal. She had won the i...
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AADHAAR HELPED INDIA SAVE $9 BN

60 weeks ago
The unique identity number given to over a billion Indians by the Aadhaar card had helped India save $9 billion in preventing misuse of its beneficiary welfare schemes, said its architect Nandan Nilekani. “By having a unique number, you eliminate fakes and duplicates from your beneficiary and employee lists. That alone has saved the government $9 billion,” said Nilekani at a World Bank panel discussion on ‘Digital Economy for Development’ here on Thursday. Nilekani, 62, co-founder and Chairman of Indian IT major Infosys, steered the world’s largest digital identity number project launc...
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MODI TO LEND VOICE IN FILM

60 weeks ago
Narendra Modi, who influenced the entire country with his leadership and ideas, has achieved tremendous success in the world of power. But now after winning the hearts of everyone in political corridors, he is going to step into Bollywood. No! He will not act, but Modi will soon give his voice for the film being made on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign. Often talking to the public through his show ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on the radio channel, Modi himself will do the voice over for the film. It is being said that Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, will be compos...