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Saturday, 19-August-2017

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ASSAM: INTERNET CONNECTIONS TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD

6 weeks ago
Guwahati: To connect all the households with internet, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal last night talked to Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad and Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Communications Manoj Sinha over phone and sought their help in increasing the internet connectivity to all houses in the State. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s thrust on Digital India, a success in Assam, Sonowal requested the Union Ministers to help the State’s bid in setting up a d...
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BABU SETS UP WEEKLY DINNER DATE WITH STUDENTS

6 weeks ago
Imphal: 2009-batch IAS officer Armstrong Pame is in the news again for a unique initiative he launched recently to give students an opportunity to air their problems as well as give them a feel of how the administration works. Now the Deputy Commissioner of Manipur’s Tamenglong district, Pame has asked school authorities of his district to short-list students for having first-hand experiences of witnessing the functioning of the deputy commissioner’s office. The selected students will also join him at the dinner table once in a week at hi...
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SKILLING RURAL YOUTHS

6 weeks ago
IMPHAL: As part of the plan, the Mission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with M/s Apollo Medskils Ltd for implementation of the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY). It is the first of the series of MoUs to be signed by the Mission. The MoU was signed by State Mission director, R Sudhan and senior vice president (projects) of M/s Apollo Medskills S Sridhar in the office chamber of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister Thongam Biswajit Singh. The DDU-GKY is the skills action-arm of the National Rural Livelihood...
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'DIGITISATION INCREASE ADVANCED MEDICAL PROCEDURES'

6 weeks ago
New Delhi: They believe through online appointments, patients across globe can not just narrow down on the best hospitals for the required treatment but also get appointments as per their convenience. No doubt, digitisation in health care can emerge out to be a boon for the patients. The search for advanced medical technologies at the best hospitals through such digitisation in health services becomes easier," said Sanjay Agarwala, Medical Director of Hinduja Hospital.  According to experts, the digitisation in the health industry will also make the flow of foreign patients easier in the upcoming ti...
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NEW COMPUTER CODE TO UNDERSTAND BODY LANGUAGE

6 weeks ago
New York: We communicate almost as much with the movement of our bodies as we do with our voice," said Yaser Sheikh, Associate Professor of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US.  But computers are more or less blind to it," Sheikh said, adding that the new methods for tracking 2D human form and motion open up new ways for people and machines to interact with each other, and for people to use machines to better understand the world around them.  The computer code was developed with the help of the university's Panoptic Studio, a two-storey dome embedded...
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TATA CHEMICALS RESUME HALDIA PLANT 

6 weeks ago
Kolkata: In March, the CPCB had ordered the chemical major to shut down its Haldia plant operations for alleged non-compliance of the prescribed norm of liquid affluent discharge. we wish to now inform the Exchanges that the company has received letter dated July 6, 2017, from CPCB revoking their earlier order and permitting the company to resume the operations at Haldia plant," it said in a regulatory filing. The fertiliser manufacturer resumed operations at Haldia from Friday. CPCB's previous order to shut down plant operations was issed under Section 5 of the Environment Prot...
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TESLA INSTALL LITHIUM ION BATTERY

6 weeks ago
Adelaide: The installation, which will store energy from Neoen's Hornsdale wind farm, is expected to be concluded by the end of the year, reports Efe news. The 100-megawatt battery will operate at all times to provide stability services for renewable energy, and will be available to provide back-up power in case of emergency. You can essentially charge up the battery packs when you have excess power when the cost of production is very low... and then discharge it when the cost of power production is high, and this effectively lowers the average cost to the end customer," Tesla founde...
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MUSIC CHANGE BRAIN STRUCTURE

6 weeks ago
London: The findings, published in the journal Brain & Cognition, may have implications for future research into rehabilitation for patients who have lost some degree of movement control. The study suggests that music makes a key difference. We have long known that music encourages people to move. This study provides the first experimental evidence that adding musical cues to learning new motor task can lead to changes in white matter structure in the brain," said lead researcher Katie Overy from University of Edinburgh in Britain.  For the study, a small group of volunteers were divided into tw...
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CSIR-KV JOIN HANDS TO SCIENTIFIC TEMPER

6 weeks ago
New Delhi: The student-scientist connect programme, "Jigyasa", will inculcate a culture of inquisitiveness on the one hand and scientific temper on the other among school students and their teachers, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) -- the largest research and development organisation in India -- said in a statement here. The programme will connect 1,151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 38 CSIR laboratories and benefit one lakh students and nearly 1,000 teachers annually. Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar said that keeping in step with scientific development...
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INDIA DECLARES FREE AVIAN INFLUENZA

6 weeks ago
New Delhi: Surveillance was carried out throughout the country and around the areas of the outbreaks since completion of the operation (including culling, disinfection and clean-up), which showed no evidence of presence of Avian Influenza Virus," a Union Agriculture Ministry release said. The Ministry said India had reported outbreaks of the influenza at various epicentres in Delhi, Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, Rajpura in Punjab, Hissar in Haryana, Bellary in Karnataka, Allappuzha and Kottayam in Kerala, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Daman and Khordha, and Angul in Odisha between October 2016 and February 2017.
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PUBLIC SENSITIZATION AGAINST DENGUE

6 weeks ago
New Delhi: He also directed the Education Department to issue an advisory to all schools, colleges and institutes that students should be informed about the dos and don'ts for prevention of dengue and chikungunya in the morning assemblies or prayers. Baijal issued these instructions in a meeting called to review the preparedness for dengue and chikungunya, which was attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Baijal emphasized the importance of IEC (Information, Education and Communication) as the main tool for combating vector-borne diseases, part...
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IISC FOR ADVANCING RESEARCH IN SCIENCE

6 weeks ago
Bengaluru: Alumni and faculty of IISc have played and continue to play a strong role in leading national science and technology institutions and in various advisory or administrative roles in the government," said Mukherjee, the IISc's Visitor, at its annual convocation here . Noting that IISc maintained its reputation of being a premier institute of higher education and research, he said its academic stature as the country's best university was confirmed by the National Institutional Rankings Framework. Over the century-old institute has laid emphasis on the pursuit of basic knowledge in science...