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Wednesday, 23-May-2018

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300 CR PLAN FOR DELHI’S GARBAGE CRISIS

34 weeks ago
The central government has approved a Rs 300 crore plan for “visible improvement” in solid waste management in the national capital in the face of the serious garbage crisis plaguing it, new Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said on Friday He said that under this plan, north, south and east municipal corporations of Delhi (MCDs) would spend Rs 100 crore each for procuring machines for collection, transport and storage of solid waste. “All vehicles and mechanical equipment would be procured and commissioned by the end of December this year,” Puri said at a con...
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BHARTI FOUNDATION TO CONSTRUCT 50,000 TOILETS

34 weeks ago
Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Punjab government to jointly provide over 50,000 toilets for rural households in Amritsar district. The MoU was signed on Wednesday by the Foundation with the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation of Punjab government, a spokesperson said here.  Bharti Foundation will be collaborating with the state government under the Satya Bharti Abhiyan, its well-known sanitation initiative. “Under the MoU, Bharti Foundation will join hands with DWSS and will provide financial assistance for the constr...
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6,172 TET TEACHERS RECRUITED

35 weeks ago
“Teachers must commit themselves to the cause of creating capable citizens for the country as primary school teachers are the agents of change for the society who can instil good qualities in the students from a nascent stage,” Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said while taking part as the chief guest in the ceremony for distributing appointment letters to 6,172 TET qualified teachers at elementary schools under Sarba Siksha Abhiyan, Assam at Veterinary College Playground, Khanapara in the city.   Urging the newly appointed teachers to take up the responsibility of spreading light of education in th...
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MANIPUR EARMARKS RS 35 CR FOR STARTUPS

35 weeks ago
Under the ‘Startup India’ initiative, Manipur government has earmarked Rs 35 crore to encourage local entrepreneurs. Chief Minister N Biren Singh informed this while launching Romi Industri es’s fifth factory outlet at Kwakeithel Thounaojam Leikai. Singh said that his government will promote start-ups to encourage youths of the state to generate self-employment and improve the state’s economy. “The tendency to run after white collar jobs after completion of education should be done away at this age. One can start his or her own company and enjoy working under your own conditions at the...
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BLACKBERRY’S WATERPROOF FLAGSHIP

36 weeks ago
Chinese electronics company TCL will launch a full touchscreen smartphone under the Black Berry name in October -a month after Apple launches its new flagship iPhone 8 and a refresh of iPhone 7 devices. According to a report in Engadget, TCL’s François Mahieu said the new phone would respect BlackBerry’s reputation for building hard-wearing devices for clumsy international travellers who will be working in all kinds of weather.  “The main feature, beyond the full-touchscreen, is the (planned) IP67 water and dust-proofing, as well as a battery rated to last for more than 26 hours of mix...
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ROBOT FOLLOWS PEDESTRIAN RULES

36 weeks ago
Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed an autonomous robot that can keep pace with foot traffic while observing the general social codes that pedestrians follow to avoid oncoming obstacles while keeping up a steady walking pace. In drive tests, the robot, which resembles a knee-high kiosk on wheels, successfully avoided collisions while keeping up with the average flow of pedestrians, said the researchers who have detailed their robotic design in a paper scheduled to be presented at the IEEE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems to be held in Vancouver, Canada, in September. &...
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1997 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP INSPIRED JHULAN

37 weeks ago
Veteran India pacer Jhulan Goswami on Monday revealed that the 1997 women’s World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand inspired her to pursue cricket as a career. “In 1997 there was a women’s world cup final between Australia and New Zealand and we got some complimentary tickets from our school, so I went to watch it and realised if I start playing, then one day I can play for India,” Jhulan, the leading wicket-taker in the women’s One-Day International (ODI) told at the ‘NDTV Youth for Change’ event here. Jhulan, who has picked up 195 wickets in 164 ODIs averaging 21.95, s...
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GREAT WORKS FOR ‘TRANSFORMING INDIA’

37 weeks ago
Union minister Smriti Irani and Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya last week awarded 12 women from different parts of the country to recognise the transformational impact of their work across villages, towns and cities. “Women Transforming India Awards”, this year, to promote equal opportunity for women, received 3,000 entries from across the country. “It is a great opportunity for me to be here among these wonderful women who have such inspiring stories,” Irani said during the award ceremony. “You don’t hear such stories every day. These stories need to be told. W...
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COMIO COMES TO INDIA

38 weeks ago
Chinese smartphone maker COMIO recently entered the Indian market with three flagship smartphones along with an exclusive data tie-up with Reliance Jio. The three devices -- P1, S1 and C1 -- are priced at Rs 9,999, Rs 8,999 and Rs 5,999, respectively.  COMIO’s tie-up with Reliance Jio offers consumers a 5GB additional data voucher on their handset at a recharge of Rs 309. “Over the course of the first year, we will build a strong foundation for the brand based on the three strategic pillars -- innovation, partnership and great people. We are in India for the long run and will contribute to t...
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UKH-114 TO REPLACE CONVENTIONAL PAINKILLERS

38 weeks ago
Scientists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that is effective in alleviating neuropathic pain, a discovery that could be instrumental in addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, one of the biggest public health challenges today. In the study, the synthetic compound -- known as UKH-1114 -- was found effective in relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice. It was as effective as a drug widely used for pain relief called gabapentin.  The new pain drug binds to a receptor on cells throughout the central nervous system called the sigma 2 receptor. Administering UKH-1114 on mice with nerve damage showed a reduc...
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CHOPPER MEDICOS

39 weeks ago
Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla said the Central government is actively considering a proposal of the state government to introduce medical helicopter services. The service, she said, will come as a succour to for patients living in far flung areas. Heptulla was speaking at the prize distribution ceremony for the dedicated staffs of Japanese Hospital Manipur at the conference hall of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS). She said that talks are on with the Union Civil Aviation to allocate Rs 25 crore to get helicopter services in the State. The Governor also expressed serious concerns over ...
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ANONYMOUS CONVERS(T)ATION

39 weeks ago
Soon, harassed women in Bengaluru need not go to any police station to file complaints .Often after harassment or physical and sexual abuse of women in public spaces, many of these women do not go to police stations to register complaints, for fear of humiliation. Or some of them feel that the harassment from police stations may be worse than what they had already experienced! They are not sure if their complaints would be followed up and acted upon.  In an attempt to make things easy for women, a young team from the International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore (IIIT-B), has built the prototype ...