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Archive for September 2011

Honour for CSIR NE

29 September 2011

JORHAT: The CSIR- North East institute of Science and Technology (NEIST) has been awarded with the CSIR – Technology award – 2011 in life sciences for developing “Terminalia Chebula-based bioformulation (Muga heal, an anti-flacherie agent and a silk fibre enhancer” technology. Addressing a press conference at Neist premises here, PG Rao, director of the institute said, “A group of scientists from the northeast institute, headed by its chief scientist B G Unni, had developed the technology and selected for the award.”……

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Honour-for-CSIR-NE/articleshow/10168016.cms

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September 30, 2011 at 6:41 am

Posted in NEIST

Saras will take to the skies in 2012

29 September 2011

The Saras, the indigenous transport aircraft developed by NAL, may take to the skies again in March, next year. It has not taken to the skies since the crash of the prototype PT-2 in 2009.

…..The Kanpur unit of the HAL is expected to manufacture these aircraft.

The 14-seater twin-engine aircraft would be used for coastal surveillance and training young cadets on flying transport aircraft. Meanwhile, the ASTE is in the process of conducting user-evaluation trials of the LCA. The LCA had earlier received the initial operational clearance or IOC. Now it’s in the process of getting the IOC1 and in another year it could get the FOC or the Final Operational Clearance……

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/saras-will-take-toskies-in-2012/450784/

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September 30, 2011 at 6:37 am

Posted in NAL

NGRI begins study on temple damage

29 September 2011

WARANGAL: Scientists of the National Geological Research Institute (NGRI) and Central Mines and Fuel Research Institute (CIMFR) on Wednesday began tests to assess the damage to the ancient Ramappa temple at Palampet in Venkatapuram mandal due to blasts executed, as part of Devadula tunnel works.

The scientists conducted blasts in three phases till this evening to examine the impact. It is learnt that latest equipment like the Richter scale and geo-phones were used to measure the tremors of blasts and the extent to which they can be felt. The tests would be completed by Thursday….

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/ngri-begins-study-on-temple-damage/188639-60-114.html

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September 30, 2011 at 6:35 am

Posted in NGRI

IMTECH marks CSIR Foundation Day

27 September 2011

CHANDIGARH:

The Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) Sector 39, on Monday, marked the Foundation Day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Reseach (CSIR).

A lecture on “Social purpose of science: Linking curiosity, creativity and compassion” was delivered by Prof Anil K Gupta, from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, on the occasion….

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/IMTECH-marks-CSIR-Foundation-Day/852327/

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September 29, 2011 at 6:08 am

Posted in IMTECH

“Entrepreneurial varsities, need of the hour”

27 September 2011

Entrepreneurial universities that familiarise candidates with aspects of the economy, environmental issues, trade, marketing and management are the need of the hour in India, G. Thyagarajan, former Director of the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) said on Monday.

In his presidential address at the ‘CSIR Foundation Day’ celebrations hosted at CLRI, Mr. Thyagarajan said the country required a new paradigm of human resource development and entrepreneurial universities could serve the purpose of reinforcing linkage between academia and industry….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Chennai/article2489798.ece

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September 29, 2011 at 6:07 am

Posted in CLRI

Aviation production techniques are outdated

28 September 2011

BANGALORE: The aviation industry may take pride in recent achievements, but according to the Chief Executive of Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC), the production techniques are ‘outdated’.
Speaking at the Foundation Day celebrations of the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) on Monday, CEO of CEMILAC Tamil Mani said that production was different from its international counterparts and plans had not been translated properly. Stating that India had not exploited the potential of its private players, he said that the latter had considerable influence over design and frequently provided design and software solutions to global players. He also stated that there was an international consultant for the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme…..

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/aviation-production-techniques-are-outdated/187882-60-119.html

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September 29, 2011 at 6:06 am

Posted in NAL

Boy designs stick with sensors for blind, wins top award

28 September 2011

Shantanu Gangwar, a 17-year-old aspiring engineer from RK Puram, has designed a ‘Smart Stick’ for visually challenged people. The smart walking stick is fitted with infrared sensors that can detect the obstacles on a person’s path and alert him.

The innovation has helped him bag the prestigious ‘Inventions’ award from Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)….

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/boy-designs-stick-with-sensors-for-blind-wins-top-award/852865/

 

Written by csirindia

September 29, 2011 at 6:04 am

Posted in CSIR