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Archive for January 2012

Expert: next Plan will focus more on scientific, industrial research

29 January 2012

CHENNAI: The Twelfth Five Year Plan will focus more on scientific and industrial research, said K.V. Raghavan, Chairman, Research Council, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai, here on Saturday.

Delivering the presidential address at the inauguration of Leather Research Industry Get-Together (LERIG) 2012, Dr. Raghavan said that zero solid discharge, which would avoid environmentally unfriendly land filling; establishing bioscience and biotechnology research; integrated fashion styling design of leather products; a new world-class environmental quality assessment facility with the support of the Centre and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research were some of the new research initiatives proposed in the Plan….

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January 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Posted in CLRI

The country needs individual super-excellence: CSIR chief

28 January 2012

PANAJI: India does not lack in innovation, as is commonly believed, but needs individual super-excellence for the nation to forge ahead in the race, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) director general Samir Brahmachari said. He was speaking at the 24th annual convocation of the Goa University at Taleigao on Friday.

“India went from being an exporter of raw hides to being a leader in fashion leathers. India is the only country where the life expectancy has gone up from 35 to 62 without the per capita income rising, because the cost of medicines was brought down tremendously. I hear of lot of people saying that India lacks in innovation. But I say we have innovation in abundance. What we need is individual super-excellence,” Brahmachari said…..

Read  more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-28/goa/30673279_1_central-universities-indian-students-facebook-user

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January 31, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Posted in CSIR

Tap alternative sources to achieve energy security: scientist

28 Jauary 2012

ELURU: G. Bhavanarayana, Scientist-G of the National Physical Laboratory at New Delhi, on Friday underlined the need for the country to attain energy security by way of exploiting energy through alternative renewable resources with the help of technologies.

Delivering the key-note address at a seminar on “Recent trends in advanced materials” held here under the joint auspices of the departments of Physics and Chemistry of Sir. C.R. Reddy College, he said the country required to generate energy in adequate quantities to put the technologies to use to the hilt. “Our conventional energies resources such as petrol, diesel, coal etc are going to be exhausted soon”, he observed. The impending energy crisis has necessitated the need to shift to the non-conventional energy resources like hydel energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, tidal energy and bio-energy, he added. “Production of hydrogen through water and its storage in a solid form could be another possible alternative”, he said….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article2839295.ece

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January 31, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Posted in NPL

Mild tremors in Khammam, Guntur

27 January 2012

VIJAYAWADA/KHAMMAM: People in the riverbed villages of Khammam, Krishna and Guntur districts ran out of homes and shops when the earth shook for a few seconds on Thursday afternoon. Hundreds of villages experienced mild tremors between 12.25-12.35 pm leaving people in a state of shock.

……NGRI scientist R K Chadha said there was nothing to worry about the temblor effect. He said less than 3 magnitude would not get recorded on the Richter scale. However, unofficial reports said the temblor recorded close to magnitude 4. The tremors were reported from Nandigama, Kanchikacherla, Gampalagudem, Penuganchiprolu, Chandarlapadu, Veerupaladu, Jaggaiahpet and Tiruvur in Krishna and Krosure, Atchampet, Amaravathi, Jidugu, Malladi and Tullur mandals in Guntur districts….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Mild-tremors-in-Khammam-Guntur/articleshow/11644301.cms

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January 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Posted in NGRI

Plan panel to allocate Rs 5000 crore to develop civilian plane

22 January 2012

NEW DELHI: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s ambitious plans to develop a 90-seater passenger aircraft are set to get a boost with the Planning Commission expected to allocate Rs 5,000 crore for the project in the 12th Five Year Plan.

“The Planning Commission is expected to sanction Rs 5,000 crore for the design and development phase of the project in the 12th Plan,” officials said.

The civilian aircraft project was proposed by a 15-member High Powered Committee (HPC) for National Civil Aircraft Development (NCAD), set up by the CSIR in May 2010 under the aegis of former ISRO Chairman G. Madhavan Nair…..

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2822788.ece

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January 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Posted in NAL

‘Bharat Asmita’ awards for CSIR, TISS chiefs

22 January 2012

PUNE: Noted scientist and director general of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) Samir K Brahmachari, social scientist and director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) S Parasuraman, actor-director Nana Patekar and media professional Siddhartha Basu are among the recipients of the ‘Bharat Asmita national awards 2012’, to be presented in the city on February 3…..

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Bharat-Asmita-awards-for-CSIR-TISS-chiefs/articleshow/11583589.cms

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January 22, 2012 at 7:07 am

Posted in CSIR

Nature’s beauty at its best

22 January 2012

LUCKNOW: The two-day annual rose and gladiolus show-2012 began on the central lawn of CSIR-NBRI here on Saturday. Visitors appreciated the clusters of cut flower pots for their intrinsic beauty. Despite the severe cold wave, a total of 53 exhibitors are participating in the show with 743 entries…..

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Natures-beauty-at-its-best/articleshow/11584290.cms

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January 22, 2012 at 7:06 am

Posted in NBRI

Plastic to fuel the environment

18 January 2012

PANAJI: A successful chemical recycling experiment to convert polyolefin waste, comprising plastic bags and packaging into LPG, gasoline and diesel spells hope for Goa in treating a bulk of its non-biodegradable garbage into a useful resource.

A pilot plant in council of scientific and industrial research-Indian institute of petroleum (CSIR-IIP) Dehra Dun can produce 300g per hour of fuel. “If pulverized waste polymers (plastic) are fed into the plant, gas and liquid fuel comes out,” K N Ponnani, a faculty member in chemical engineering department of Bits Pilani K K Birla Goa campus said……

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-18/goa/30638480_1_wastes-plastic-demonstration-plant

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January 22, 2012 at 7:05 am

Posted in IIP

Jammu institute develops breast cancer drug

17 January 2012

JAMMU:  The Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu, has developed a drug for the treatment of hypertension and breast cancer, an official said. The drug ‘Risorine’ is presently used by the medical fraternity for management of tuberculosis.

The director said the institution has “produced drugs with low toxicity for the treatment of hyper-tension and breast cancer.”

He said “Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in the world which produces basic drug element ‘texas beccata’ for management of cancers,” and claimed that the IIIM, Jammu has “one of the four highly technical laboratories in the country to handle microbes and conduct researches.”…..

Read more: http://www.deccanjournal.com/jammu-institute-develops-breast-cancer-drug/

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January 21, 2012 at 10:38 am

Posted in IIIM

Science made easy for students at RSC expo

20 January 2012

NAGPUR: It was all about a lot of discoveries and revelations for some of the budding scientists of the city. Veteran scientists told these youngsters to take science as part of their lives rather than something they need to rote.

From anthropology to the various earth sciences, from the realms of space to the depths beneath the surface of the earth, the research work undertaken by these institutes was placed before visitors on the first day of the three-day science expo organized at Raman Science Centre (RSC). SR Wate, director of National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), asked the children to not only learn something but also assess the work being done by the scientific community of the city….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Science-made-easy-for-students-at-RSC-expo/articleshow/11560982.cms

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January 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Posted in NEERI