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FIPB clears 6 FDI proposals worth Rs 1,200 crore

The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has approved six Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) proposals worth Rs 1,200 crore. Decision in this regard was taken by FIPB meeting headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das. It has approved the proposals of, Star Den Media Services, Sanofi Synthelabo India, Idea Cellular Infrastructure Services, Menarini India, Boehringer Ingelheim Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Rajasthani writer Satya Narayan chosen for 2016 Bihari Puraskar

Eminent Rajasthani litterateur Dr Satya Narayan was chosen for the 26th Bihari Puraskar 2016 by the K K Birla Foundation. He was been chosen for his Hindi book titled Yeh Ek Dunia published in 2010. His Yeh Ek Dunia is a meticulous depiction of various circumstances of life in contemporary world. In it he has Read More…

Month:  Categories: Awards & Honours

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Scientists develops first Biological Pacemaker using Human Stem Cells 

Scientists from Canada have developed the first functional pacemaker cells using human pluripotent stem cells.  The cells can regulate heart beats with electrical impulses. It paves the way for alternate biological pacemaker therapy. Key Facts  Pluripotent stem cells have the potential to differentiate into more than 200 different cell types that make up every tissue Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Parliamentary committee report highlights alarming rise in forest fires

According to report submitted by Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, there is alarming rise in forest fires across India. It says that the number of forest fires have touched 24,817 in 2016 from 15,937 fires in 2015. It shows alarming rise 55% in the past year. The report primarily focuses on the prevention Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Telecom Ministry to launch Tarang Sanchar portal check radiation compliance of mobile towers

The Department of Telecom (DoT) will soon launch ‘Tarang Sanchar’ portal that will let users check radiation compliance status of mobile towers and transmitters across country. Using this portal user can also request to get a particular BTS tested by DoT to assess its electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) compliance level. Key Facts  The portal has data Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Cancel illegal salt pans in Sambhar Lake: NGT

The central zonal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Rajasthan government to cancel allotments of salt pans in the Sambhar Salt Lake. Ruling in this regard was given by NGT bench headed by Justice Dalip Singh and expert Satyawan Singh Garbyal on a petition filed by Ajay Dubey. What is the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Scientist creates Nanoceramic material for safer, cheaper nuclear reactors

Scientists from US including one of Indian origin have created a nanoceramic material that can used for safer, cheaper nuclear reactors. The new material is made of aluminium oxide nanoceramic coating. It can withstand high temperatures, the harsh effects of radiation and also becomes tougher under radiation. Potential Applications: It can be used in next- Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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