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.