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Archive for April 2012

Neeri to submit report in 3 weeks

22 April 2012

NAGPUR: Responding to the NMC request to address pollution hazards from the Bhandewadi dump yard in east Nagpur, a team of the National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute (Neeri) on Saturday visited the site and collected samples. Neeri’s senior principal scientist (solid and hazardous waste management division) Mahendra Patil, who led the team, said they would submit a report in three weeks on the matter to the NMC…..

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Neeri-to-submit-report-in-3-weeks/articleshow/12816586.cms

Written by csirindia

April 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Posted in NEERI

Neeri to ready Bhandewadi plan in a week

21 April 2012

NAGPUR: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Neeri have decided to jointly study the pollution level at Bhandewadi dump yard and prepare a road map to solve the problem.

Mayor Anil Sole, at a press conference held on Friday, said, “Officials from NMC and NEERI will inspect the dump yard on Monday. NEERI director Shirish Wate has assured that a plan would be readied within a week.”…..

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-21/nagpur/31378851_1_neeri-bhandewadi-dump-yard

Written by csirindia

April 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Posted in NEERI

NIIST sets up biofuel facility

20 April 2012

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The biotechnology division of the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) here has set up a Centre for Biofuels. It will be a nodal centre for research in the field, a spokesman for NIIST said here on Friday…..

Read more: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/economy/article3336316.ece?ref=wl_industry-and-economy

Written by csirindia

April 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Posted in NIIST

Now, an anti-glare filter to avert night accidents

21 April 2012

CHANDIGARH: The eye strain and the frown that sets in due to high glare from flashing beams of the approaching vehicles while driving at night may soon become history. The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) lab in Chandigarh has developed a first-of-its-kind night driving filter that reduces high beam to 30% and low beam to 40% of its original intensity. It was successfully tested by the Automobile Association of Upper India, Delhi, Punjab and Haryana roadways and Chandigarh Transport Undertaking…..

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-21/chandigarh/31378243_1_csio-filter-anti-glare

Written by csirindia

April 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Posted in CSIO

Vultures on the the brink of extinction in State?

23 April 2012

HYDERABAD: The population of vultures has declined so drastically in Andhra Pradesh that the scavenging bird is on the verge of extinction.

The number of vultures has dwindled from around 8,500 in 1997 to a few now. “We have been monitoring for the last five years. Except for two vultures sighted in Utnoor in Adilabad in November last and February this year, they are not found anywhere else,” said G. Umapaty, senior scientist, Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES), a facility of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)…..

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Written by csirindia

April 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Posted in CCMB

Marine algae yield precious biodiesel

17 April 2012

AHMEDABAD: The Tavera travelled 201 km with an average mileage of 11.16 per km under full load condition. But what set this journey, which began in Delhi, aside from countless others, was the fact that the
vehicle was not running on conventional fossil fuel!

It was running on neat (B100) biodiesel prepared from cultured marine microalgae in solar salt pans of CSIR-CSMCRI (Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar), Gujarat……

Read more: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_marine-algae-yield-precious-biodiesel_1677059

Written by csirindia

April 19, 2012 at 10:04 am

Posted in CSMCRI

CRRI shelves BRT signal trial

17 April 2012

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Traffic Police’ ambitious plan to introduce the Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) on the entire road network of the Capital has suffered a setback with Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) suspending the testing of the ITS on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor.

Unable to cope with the unprecedented traffic snarls following the automatic functioning of the traffic signals on BRT on first day of the study conducted by CRRI, the expert body has decided to do away with further trials of the system…..

Read more: http://www.dailypioneer.com/home/online-channel/360-todays-newspaper/58292-crri-shelves-brt-signal-trial.html

Written by csirindia

April 19, 2012 at 5:09 am

Posted in CRRI