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Archive for March 2013

Edinburgh University keen to join hands with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Chemical Laboratory

04 March 2013

PUNE: Chemistry scientists from University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry (UK), recently visited city-based Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) and expressed interest in doing collaborative research projects, especially on using thorium for generation of nuclear power….

Read more: http://www.dnaindia.com/pune/report_edinburgh-university-keen-to-join-hands-with-council-of-scientific-and-industrial-research-national-chemical-laboratory_1807094

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Written by csirindia

March 18, 2013 at 7:15 am

Posted in NCL

SCIR-NEIST upgraded

Imphal, March 03 2013 : The CSIR: North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST) formerly known as Regional Research Laboratory, Substation, Lamphelpat, Imphal has been upgraded to the status of Branch Laboratory with effect from 21st February 2013 .

Read more: http://www.e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=28..040313.mar13

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March 18, 2013 at 7:12 am

Posted in NEIST

CSIR to provide indigenous technologies in villages

03 March 2013

NEW DELHI: Rural folks may soon be able to earn some supplementary income using technology interventions from the country’s leading laboratories.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is sending its scientists to villages to identify technologies that would help people earn some extra income…..

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/csir-to-provide-indigenous-technologies-in-villages-113030300114_1.html

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March 4, 2013 at 4:58 am

Posted in CSIR

Best lab award for NCL

20 February 2013

PUNE: The city-based National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) has received the ‘best laboratory award’ for production of resins for development of critical components of the Brahmos missile. The award is constituted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)….

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-20/pune/37199519_1_brahmos-missile-ncl-development-of-critical-components

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March 4, 2013 at 4:45 am

Posted in NCL

Kumbh’s faithful trust science, not superstition: study

18 February 2013

LUCKNOW: The mega Hindu religious fair Kumbh is proving to be quite a revelation for a group of researchers and surveyors from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Here to conduct a survey on a cross-section of pilgrims to measure public understanding of science,scientific attitudes, knowledge, myths and superstitions, this group, which is still collecting data, says Indians don’t believe in ghosts anymore and superstitions have reduced across the board, a reflection of changing India.

“Not only they have good awareness of HIV/AIDS but also there is a growing acceptance of AIDS patients,” says Gauhar Raza, chief scientist of CSIR’s National Institute of Scientific Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), Delhi….

Read more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Lucknow/Kumbh-s-faithful-trust-science-not-superstition-study/Article1-1013122.aspx

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March 4, 2013 at 4:42 am

Posted in NISCAIR

Wetland technology: Alternate solution for treatment of waste water

18 February 2013

INDORE: Wetland technology-a natural technique for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and reuse can solve many water related problems in the country, said Dr Rakesh Kumar, chief scientist and head Mumbai zonal centre of National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) on Sunday….

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-18/developmental-issues/37159912_1_wetland-water-treatment-plant-water-pollution

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March 4, 2013 at 4:40 am

Posted in NEERI