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Tuesday, 20-February-2018


International Plastics Exhibition Inaugurated In Gujarat 

2 weeks ago
Gandhinagar: The six-day expo-cum-conference hopes to garner a business of around Rs 5,500 crore as buyers and sellers from around 28 countries meet at the event. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated the event at the exhibition ground here.  "While plastic consumption per person is 9.7 kg in India, the figure stands at 109 kg per person in the US. Over 10,000 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are engaged in plastic industry...

Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy

2 weeks ago
New York: The damage caused by the Zika virus could go undetected in pregnancy and may later lead to learning disorders, psychiatric illnesses and dementia in babies, researchers including one of Indian-origin has found.The findings, appearing in the journal Nature Medicine, showed that a foetus that gets infected with the Zika virus may develop severe brain damage even when the baby's head size is normal -- the signature symptom is an unusually small head. Brain damage was found in regions that generate new brain cells, and those that play a key role in memory and learning and contribute to brain health. These damages, which can be difficult to dete...

Tamil Nadu should double wind energy capacity

2 weeks ago
New Delhi: Tamil Nadu should double its wind energy capacity to 15 gigawatts (GW) and increase its solar capacity six-fold to 13.8 GW by 2026-27 whilst simultaneously delivering cheaper electricity, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Wednesday. An IEEFA's report, "Electricity Transformation in India: A Case Study of Tamil Nadu", showed how Tamil Nadu is building 22,500 MW of expensive coal-fired power plants -- almost double the entire existing coal-fired fleet in the state -- despite the favourable investment and electricity tariff costs of wind and solar. It warned that building more non-pithead coal...

Hyderabad Metro: Public bike sharing system launched

2 weeks ago
Hyderabad: Hyderabad Bicycling Club and Smartbike Mobility Pvt Ltd on Tuesday announced the launch of public bike sharing system, for first and last mile connectivity at Metro Stations in Hyderabad. Smartbike Mobility Pvt Ltd (Smartbike), through a joint venture with Nextbike GmbH, Germany, will operate Public Bike Sharing (PBS) system on both sides of the new Hyderabad Metro Rail Stations. It has set up bike stations at Miyapur, JNTU, KPHB and Kukatpally metro stations and feeder bike stations at Miyapur Junction, JNTU Main Gate and Cyber Towers.A The company said in a statement that it currently has 75 smartbikes in the city and plans to add another 22...

Add Hues of Black to Your Plate for Healthy Living

2 weeks ago
New Delhi: Black rice, activated charcoal and sesame seeds -- some of these ingredients have already made their way to sandwiches, salads, cocktails and ice creams.  According to Suman Aggarwal, "Black meals that are infused with activated charcoal are not only healthy for you, but they look exotic and taste fabulous. Activated charcoal binds with toxins and chemicals and hence acts as detox. In fact, higher doses of activated charcoal...

New Study Could Pave The Way For Novel Contraceptive

2 weeks ago
Hyderabad, February 5 (India Science Wire): Scientists at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) here have come up with a finding that could pave the way for the development of a new type of contraceptive. The study conducted on mice has found that the presence of an enzyme called IP6K1 played an important role in the formation of sperm cells in male mouse. Formation of sperms is a multi-step process. In one of the stages, nucleus of the cell has to condense and become elongated. This process requires expression of two key sperm-specific proteins called TNP2 and PRM2. The study has found that an enzyme I...

Indian Scientists Develop World’s Thinnest Material With Novel Technique

2 weeks ago
New Delhi, February 5 (India Science Wire): How thin can the thinnest material be? It can be as thin as 100,000 times thinner than a sheet of paper. You may not be able to imagine or see with naked eyes such a material, but this is what a group of Indian scientists have done. They have synthesized a two-dimensional material of just one-nanometer thickness using a novel method. The nanosheets synthesized by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, using Magnesium diboride – a compound of boron – represent a two-dimensional material that has never existed before. Such a material can find a...


2 weeks ago
Mumbai: The toilet was formally inaugurated on Friday by Yuva Sena leader Aditya Uddhav Thackeray in the presence of Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, Norwegian Consul General in Mumbai Ann Ollestad, Tarini Jindal-Handa of JSW which co-sponsored the project and other prominent personalities. The all-women's facility comprises seven toilet blocks, a child-feeding enclos...


2 weeks ago
Gurugram: The engagement would entail Gurera contributing a series of cartoons around various aspects of cleanliness. The aim is to sensitise citizens to follow best sanitation practices through the unique medium of cartoons. Additionally, the cartoons will also appeal to citizens to actively participate in the ongoing "Swachh Survekshan" with their feedback, thus contributing to the city's ranking.


2 weeks ago
New Delhi:  Jaitley said the scheme was part of the government's effort to make villages open defecation free and improve the lives of villagers. The Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (Gobar Dhan) "will manage and convert cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost, bio-gas and bio-CNG", the Minister said.  He also announced that 187 projects were sanctioned under the Namami Gange Programme for infrastructur...

From healthcare to manufacturing, 3D printing set to grow big in India

3 weeks ago
The 10-hour-long surgery was the first-of-its-kind for reconstruction with a 3D-printed titanium implant in India, and third in the world. Not just healthcare, 3D printing, or Additive Manufacturing (AM), has the potential to transform many industries in the years to come and sensing the mammoth opportunities, key players are now arriving in India with their 3D solutions and technologies. Although in a nascent stage, market intelligence solutions firm 6Wresearch predicts that India's 3D printer prototyping and materials market will hit $79 million by 2021. In a bid to take industrial manufacturing in India to...

Bridging NE’s digital divide

4 weeks ago
Guwahati, Jan 20: Under BharatNet, the government has connected 2240 gaon panchayats in Northeast with high speed optical fibre network and the villages are service ready. After reviewing the implementation of BharaNet and other major telecom projects in the North Eastern Region here, Union Minister of state for Communications Manoj Sinha said that Government has achieved a significant milestone under BharatNet by connecting over one lakh Gram Panchayats (GP) across the country with high speed optical fibre network as per the declared deadline of December 31, 2017. BharatNet network built under Phase 1 envisages de...