Showing posts with label India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India. Show all posts

Monday, April 10, 2017

Modi-Malcolm launched world's most advanced nanobiotechnology research centre in India

Modi-Malcolm launched world's most advanced nanobiotechnology research centre in India


Gurugram, April 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull inaugurated the world's most advanced nanobiotechnology research centre, a joint venture between The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Deakin University, Australia.

"The cooperation in the field of education and research is the most important field of engagement between India and Australia. TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Research Centre is a classic example of the kind of cutting edge research being done by the two countries. The $100 million Australia-India Strategic Research Fund is for collaborative research in areas such as nanotechnology, agriculture, food security, smart cities, etc. Our joint research has entered the phase of field trials and this outstanding science cooperation is firmly rooted in tangible outcomes, that is, to improve the lives of millions," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while digitally inaugurating the TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, said, "The Deakin-TERI Nanobiotechnology Research Centre, which we just inaugurated, is brilliant and I want to say thank you to the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University. So well done! This research centre will bring up to 100 researchers together to solve some of the world's biggest problems in developing biofuels to early detection of crop diseases to improve productivity. And these are practical solutions with commercial prospects for both of our countries."

The TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TDNBC), established at Gwal Pahari, Gurgaon, aims to support and nurture innovative ideas for existing problems of Indian agriculture amongst other sectors.

In 2010, The Energy and Resources Institute, India, and Deakin University, Australia, signed an agreement to establish a joint Centre of Excellence, the TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TDNBC) to foster cutting-edge research around sustainable agriculture, which was achieved through establishment of a laboratory worth AU$7.8 million at TERI Gram, Gwal Pahari, Haryana, India. The centre is an expansion of Deakin University's ongoing 'Deakin India Research Initiative'.

This Centre has also been rated as a 5-star GRIHA building; it is an example of resource efficiency and smart future. The Class 10000 and 1000 controlled environment Centre is spread over 5 acres of land and houses high-end scientific equipment like Nano particle analyser (XETA sizer), Lazer scanning microscope (Confocal), Scanning electron microscope (SEM), and Transmission Electron microscope (TEM).

Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI said, "Indian agriculture today is facing new challenges, such as degrading natural resources, climate change and almost stagnant productivity. Nanotechnology interventions have been identified as the most critical area of application of nanotechnology for attaining the goals of Vision 2050, to enhance agricultural productivity. And, this centre will strive to achieve this vision."

While addressing the media, Prof. Jane Den Hollander, Vice Chancellor and President of Deakin University, Australia, said, "We are delighted to partner with TERI for building scientific temper and bringing new innovations in the field of science and technology. Deakin is passionate about supporting the communities we serve and ensuring our graduates are prepared for the jobs of the future, in a global environment.

"As the first Australian university to establish an office in India in 1994, Deakin is proud to continue to strengthen our relationship each year, providing opportunities to students around the world and helping to improve lives both in India and Australia." (Source: ANI)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Latest Petrol Diesel prices, slashed from midnight

Latest Petrol Diesel prices, slashed from midnight

New Delhi, 1 April: The prices of petrol and diesel have been slashed by Rs. 3.77 and Rs. 2.91 per litre which will be effective from Friday midnight i.e. from 1 April 2017. 

After the cut, petrol prices in Delhi become Rs. 67.25 and diesel prices Rs. 56.11 respectively. The last fuel price revision was on Janury 15 when the petrol price increased by 42 paisa per liter and diesel price by Rs. 1.03 per liter, respectively.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ex MEA SM Krishna joins BJP in presence of Amit Shah

Ex MEA SM Krishna joins BJP in presence of Amit Shah

New Delhi, 22 March: Congress leader and former MEA SM Krishna joins BJP in presence of BJP National President Amit Shah today at BJP HQ, New Delhi. After join SM Krishna stated that he would like to rededicate himself to the cause of the nation under the saffron party's banner. 

SM Krishna told, I am deeply humbled that I am joining a political set-up which has given a great glory to the country and I would like to continue my service under Bhartiya Janta Party banner.

BJP president Amit Shah welcome SM Krishna in BJP Headquarter New Delhi saying that his contribution is appreciable and that the former Congress stalwart is a great asses of the nation, Amit Shah further told, on behalf of BJP, I welcome him as his contribution will make our position strong in Karnataka.

84 year old Krishna has resigned from Congress on January 29 this year, saying the party was in a 'state of confusion' on whether it needed mass leader or not.

Krishna, who was the chief minister of Karnataka from 1999-2004, had returned to state politics after stepping down as then External Affairs Minister in 2012. He has also served as the Governor of Maharashtra.
Ram Manidr Issue: Muslim cleric supported out of court settlement

Ram Manidr Issue: Muslim cleric supported out of court settlement

New Delhi, 22 March: Asserting that the issue of Ayodhya Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute can be solved through talks, Muslim Clerics Maulana Suhaib Qasmi on Wednesday supported for out of court settlement.

Qasmi said in the court someone has to lose and in sach sensitive cases like the Ram Mandir issue, view of both sides should be taken in to consideration before arriving on to a conclusion.

He told, all issue of the world can be solved through talks. Arguments and hatred bring no good, we cannot solve any problem through hatred, when a matter is heard in the court someone has to lose and I bilieve that sach matter should be dealt with sensitivity by considering view of all sides, So, the Ram Mandir issue should be solved through talks.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

PM Modi to Visit Israel this year, dates yet to be finalized

PM Modi to Visit Israel this year, dates yet to be finalized

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Israel this year but the dates of visit still not finalized. The External Affairs Minister Secretary (Economic Relations) Amar Sinha on Tuesday stated that a joint coordination committee will be created by India and Israel to plan out high-level political visits between both the nations.

Amar Sinha told during an event 'We (India and Israel) will create a joint coordination committee which will plan our high level political visits apart from the other things'.

He added 'Both the government are contemplating to hold a series of events on a variety of subjects to celebrate the occasion in a befitting manner. We are constantly trying make it a more multi-dimensional relationship'.

India and Israel have been co-operating each other on many fronts including cooperation in Defense and in Agriculture and achieved milestones in fostering bilateral relationship.
Javed Akhtar told Haryana Cricketer, Athletes Hardly Literate

Javed Akhtar told Haryana Cricketer, Athletes Hardly Literate

New Delhi: Bollywood lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar told Haryana top Athletes - Yogeshwar Dutt, Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat and Cricketer Virender Sehwag Hardly Literate after trolling martyr daughter Gurmehar Kaur over twitter.

Targeting State Home Minister Kiren Rijiju, Javed Akhtar wrote - If a hardly literate player or a wrestler troll a pacifist daughter of a martyr its understandable but whats wrong with some educated folks.
After this tweet, in a clear reference to Rijiju, Javed Akhtar wrote -  Mr minister , you have condemned the left by falsely accusing them for celebrating soldiers killing n not a word about AVBP. Grossly biased. I don't about her but Mr Minister I know who is polluting your mind .

Friday, February 3, 2017

Niti Ayog lauched India Innovation Index with DIPP and CII

Niti Ayog lauched India Innovation Index with DIPP and CII


New Delhi, 3 Feb: To make India an innovation-driven economy, NITI Aayog, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) together launched a mega initiative “India Innovation Index” that will rank states on Innovations through country’s first online innovation index portal that will capture data on innovation from all Indian states on innovation and regularly update it in real time.

The India Innovation Index Framework will be structured based on the best practices followed in Global Innovation Index (GII) indicators and additionally by adding India-centric parameters those truly reflect the Indian innovation ecosystem. This initiative will be the point of reference for all international agencies to collect India’s up to date data points for global indices and analytic.

Inaugurating the portal, Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog said, “This portal will be a first-of-its-kind online platform where Global Innovation Index indicators and India–centric data from various states will be coalesced and disseminated and updated periodically. This will be a one-stop data warehouse and will track progress on each indicator at the National level and the State level on real-time basis. The access to this portal will be hosted on the NITI Aayog website, and NITI Aayog will update this data periodically.”

Mr. Kant said, “I would like to congratulate Confederation of Indian Industry for creating the Global Innovation Index a decade ago and the World Intellectual Property, Cornell University for working together to further develop it and make it a global consulting document for policymakers around the world.”

Data collated on this portal will not only be used to ameliorate current data gaps w.r.t the GII, but be the prime source for the India Innovation Index, which will be jointly developed by NITI Aayog, DIPP and CII, in consultation with World Economic Forum, the World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University, OECD, UNIDO, ILO, UNESCO, ITU and others with the objective to rank Indian states as per their innovation prowess and provide impetus to them to build their respective innovation ecosystems and spur the innovation spirit among institutions and people.

Friday, January 6, 2017

PM Narendra Modi mourn as Om Puri Passed away

PM Narendra Modi mourn as Om Puri Passed away


New Delhi, 6 January: Recalling Bollywood actor Om Puri's long career in theater and films, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today mourn the passing away of the veteran actor.

PM Narendra Modi recalls his long career in theater and films in a PMO tweet.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Rahul Gandhi chairs Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting

Rahul Gandhi chairs Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting


New Delhi, 2 December: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi chairs a Parliamentary Party Meeting of his party's Members of Parliament in both Houses on Friday.

At the meeting, the Congress MPs are likely to chalk out strategies for the main opposition, which is going full throttle against the demonetisation policy of the Center and also seeking to corner the ruling party in both Houses.

Although the Parliamentary Party Meeting is normally chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi chairs the meeting first time in the absence of her mother, who recently admitted to a Delhi hospital with some ailment.
Toll collection on national highways to resume from midnight

Toll collection on national highways to resume from midnight


New Delhi, 2 December: The collection of toll at all toll plazas on national highways across the country will resume from midnight, with the government taking several steps to ensure a smooth movement of traffic.

All toll plazas have been equipped with adequate numbers of swipe machines through which people can make payments using credit and debit cards.

Toll fee can also be paid through prepaid instruments and electronic wallets.

The government is also encouraging people to buy FASTags introduced by the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.

The FASTags can be stuck on to the windshield of the vehicle, and toll payments are made directly from the prepaid account lined to it.

The highway users are being requested to carry adequate change with them to avoid delay.

The old Rs. 500 notes will be accepted till the midnight of December 15, but this will only be for purchasing FASTags and for making toll payments of more than Rs 200 rupees. 
Center must tale initiative to resolve demonetisation row in parliament: Sharad Yadav

Center must tale initiative to resolve demonetisation row in parliament: Sharad Yadav


New Delhi, 2 December: The Janata Dal (United) has put the ball in the Central Government's court and said that is has to take the initiative to resolve the deadlock over demonetisation in parliament.

JDU leader Sharad Yadav told that the apposition wants the Parliament to function without any disruptions, but as of now there is an ongoing friction between the government and opposition, so the government must take the initiative to end this deadlock and definitely there will be a way out,"

A united opposition has so far continued to stall proceedings in both Houses over the demonetisation issue.
Supreme Court to hear all matters against demonetisation today

Supreme Court to hear all matters against demonetisation today


New Delhi, 2 December: The Supreme Court of India will hear all pleas, including the transfer petition filed by the Center on the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes today.

The Center has submitted an affidavit last week on the demonetisation move in the Supreme Court, saying it is an attempt to unearth black money stashed over the last seven decades.

Attorney General Mukul Rohtgi said that the Center has filed a reply in the Supreme Court in compliance with the top court's earlier order on the issue.

Rohtagi told "We have filed the reports starting from the initiation of SIT and all other issues which could be the affect of demonetisation process.

The Centre in its affidavit told the apex court that demonetisation is a step to reduce ratio of cash transaction, adding the objective is to unearth illegal parallel economy.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day: Use, share "Umbrella with Raindrops"

World AIDS Day: Use, share "Umbrella with Raindrops"


New Delhi, Dec 1: On the occasion of World AIDS Day, sexual wellbeing brand announced Umbrella with Raindrops,' as the overwhelming choice in a global poll, to find the safe sex emoji.

Shockingly, almost half of 16-35 year olds think HIV is not something that could over affect them, despite the fact that every 30 seconds a young person is infected with HIV.

Whilst more than 60 percent of young people surved admitted to being uncomfortable discussing sade sex, 72 percent of respondents surveyed, admitted they found it easier to express emotions using emojis anad more than three quarters admitted that they use emojis to discuss sex and relationships.

The unveiling of safe sex emoji is the latest move in Durex's ongoing @CondomEmoji compaign, which calls for Unicode to put a safe sax emoji on every smartphone in the world in order to help young people communicate about safe sex more easily.
IAF Chief meet PM Modi, brief him on currency transportation

IAF Chief meet PM Modi, brief him on currency transportation


New Delhi, Dec 1: The chief of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his office in Parliament and reportedly briefed him about the IAF's efforts in transporting new curency on aircraft across the country.

Talking to media after his meeting with the Prime Minister Modi, Air Chief Marshal Raha said, "As many aircraft are needed to transport the currency across the country, we will a range.'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address to the nation on November 8, has announced tha Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes will no longer be legal tender from November 8 midnight. He had said the government has declared a "decisive war" against black money and corruption, and this regard the old currency noted would be replaced by a new Rs. 500 and a Rs. 2000 currency note.
After Rahul Gandhi, hackers hack Congress Twitter account

After Rahul Gandhi, hackers hack Congress Twitter account


New Delhi, Dec 1: After hackers broke into Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's official Twitter account last evening, the Indian National Congress official account was hacked Thursday morning. Even as Congress media in charge Randeep Singh Surjewala warned "unscrupulous, unethical and roguish" troll of legal action, and the Congress party lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police's Cyber Cell, unfazed hackers seemed to have their own way by posting obscenities on the timeline.

Surjewala told yesterday, "The Congress party has taken the issue very seriously. We will be lodging a formal complaint with the Cyber Police and we sincerely hope that the government will show sincerity of purpose in investigating those who are perpetuating this crime and will punish them withing a time-bound frame.

Surjewala said, "It is extremely sad that office of Rahul Gandhi twitter account has been hacked. Such lowly tactics will not drown the voice of reason nor will it deter Rahulji from continuing to raise people's voice."

Raising his concern on the lack of digital safety in India, the Congress leader said, "It is also a matter of concern for government, which talks about online transactions and financial platforms. If Rahul Gandhijs Twitter account could be hacked, then every digital info can be assessed, can be mopped, and can me modified.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Good News on Demonetisation, RBI extends withdrawal limits

Good News on Demonetisation, RBI extends withdrawal limits


New Delhi, 29 November: In an major relief for the common man, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday extended the withdrawal limit of cash from bank deposit accounts. 

In a statement, the RBI said that such a decision has been made as certain depositors are hesitating to deposit their monies in to bank accounts in view of the current limits on cash withdrawals from accounts. 

"As it is impeding active circulation of currency notes, it has been decided, on careful consideration, to allow withdrawals of deposits made current legal tender notes on or after November 29, 2016 beyond the current limits; preferably, available higher denominations bank notes of 2000 and ? 500 are to be issued for such withdrawals," the statement said.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Modi Government not to rollback Demonetisation Scheme: FM

Modi Government not to rollback Demonetisation Scheme: FM


New Delhi, 17 November: Rejecting the opposition's demand, FM Arun Jaitley said there is no question of withdrawing the demonetisation move as it is aimed at purifying the economic situation of the country.

Arun Jaitley said, let me clear it, the Aam Aaadmi Party (AAP) and Trina Mool Congress (TMC) have demanded a rollback of demonetisation. There is no question of rolling it back. 

He said, there is clear decision of the government and the Prime Minister Modi to purify the economic situation of the country. We will remain firm on this. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Modi's demonetisation an emotional drama: Congress

Modi's demonetisation an emotional drama: Congress


New Delhi, Nov. 13: Congress on sunday turned PM Modi's speech on Demonetisation an emotional drama. On his twitter account Rahul Gandhi posted - "Modi laughs as poor cry". As PM Modi mocked Rahul by saying those involved in big scams like 2G & Coalgate are now standing in queues to exchange Rs. 4000. Rahul reacted by mocking Modi for turning emotional during his speech in Goa and added -  "first laughter now tears ! Mediocrity comes face to face with reality".

Congress leader Anand Sharma reacting to PM Modi's statement that he left behind his family & home for the Nation said,"PM should maintain the dignity of his post and he is not the first person to sacrifice for the country".Many people left their homes, were imprisoned &even awarded death.  

Punjab congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on sunday alleged that the radical decision of demonetisation will affect crores of daily wage labourers and poor people who do not have bank accounts. He said the daily wage labourers who do not have bank accounts will face a lot of inconvenience to get even the necessary things for survival.
Enough cash available at banks: RBI

Enough cash available at banks: RBI


New Delhi, Nov. 13: To calm fears arround currency shortage, RBI said there is enough cash available in small denominations at banks. RBI assured people not to be anxious and need not to come over to banks repeatedly to draw cash as cash will be available when they need it.

RBI's announcement came as a reaction when people struggling outside banks to get cash of small denominations. 
Baba Ramdev support Modi on Demonetisation but oppose Rs 2000 Note

Baba Ramdev support Modi on Demonetisation but oppose Rs 2000 Note


New Delhi, Nov. 13: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev supporting PM Modi's decision on De-monetisation appealed people to keep patience stating nothing is bigger than Nation. Justifying the decision Ramdev said corruption, black money, terrorism. and fake currency is been attacked in one go by govt.'s decision.

Inconvenience is been caused to people but they should not condemn PM Modi and should rather support the govt. as this short term pain will be helpful in long term gains.

However, Baba Ramdev is not happy with Rs. 2000 Note as he is opposing big value ( 500 and 1000) Notes since 2010. According to him black money is accumulated mostly in the form of 500 and 1000 Notes, so bringing Rs. 2000 Note  may be helpful in accumulating black money. It is to be noted that Baba Ramdev is the brand ambassador against black money for our Nation.