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Archive for January 2016

CLRI training 650 SC people in leather product making

CENNAI: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Leather Research Institute (CSIR-CLRI) for the first time is providing free training and placements for more than 650 people from the scheduled castes in making quality leather products.

Organised jointly with Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation Limited (TAHDCO) as part of CLRI’s artisanal programme, the training programme is funded by National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation…

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/CLRI-training-650-SC-people-in-leather-product-making/articleshow/50763587.cms

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January 29, 2016 at 10:18 am

Posted in CLRI, Uncategorized

Tapas Nandy is Neeri acting director

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) has appointed Tapas Nandy as the acting director of NEERI. He replaces Satish Wate who superannuated on December 31.

Nandy is a doctorate in environmental engineering with 34 years of experience in research and development in wastewater treatment and management with recourse to disposal, recycle and reuse. He also has extensive field experience in wastewater management in various industrial sectors…

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Tapas-Nandy-is-Neeri-acting-director/articleshow/50749037.cms

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January 28, 2016 at 9:14 am

Posted in NEERI, Uncategorized

IICT to seek approval for clinical trials of two new drugs

The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) will be filing an investigative new drug application for two new molecules for treatment of cancer and Alzheimer’s.

This was disclosed by IICT its director S Chandrasekhar on the sidelines of a felicitation function, held here on Wednesday, of former IICT director and founder-chairman of Avra Laboratories Pvt Ltd AV Ramarao, who has been honoured with Padma Bhushan (Science & Engineering)….

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/iict-to-seek-approval-for-clinical-trials-of-two-new-drugs/article8159097.ece

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January 28, 2016 at 9:13 am

Posted in IICT, Uncategorized

NGRI Study to Help Build Quake-resistant Structures

28 January 2016

HYDERABAD: Earthquakes by themselves do not kill anyone but lack of necessary design component in a structure does. A standing proof of the claim are the high-rise buildings in Tokyo that could withstand earthquakes of  magnitude 8 on the Richter scale. Hyderabad-based

CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, for the first time ever, came up with a time history of ground motion amplifications and design spectra that would help civil engineers construct earthquake-resistant structures…

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/NGRI-Study-to-Help-Build-Quake-resistant-Structures/2016/01/28/article3248667.ece

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January 28, 2016 at 9:08 am

Posted in NGRI, Uncategorized

Low cost Ayurvedic medicine on diabetes launched

A low-cost Ayurvedic medicine has been developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) along with two other organizations for diabetes patients.

The medicine named “BGR-34” has been developed jointly by CSIR-NBRI (National Botanical Research Institute) Lucknow and CSIR-CIMAP (Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (Lucknow).

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/low-cost-ayurvedic-medicine-on-diabetes-launched-116010801044_1.html

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January 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Posted in NBRI, Uncategorized

In a first, CFTRI sends a food item for clinical trial

In what may signal a new approach to verification of the health benefits of food, the Mysuru-based Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) is teaming up with hospitals to conduct “human clinical trials” on an “anti-obesity” cooking oil it has developed. Usually, only new drugs developed internationally but set to be sold in India are subject to such trials.

The objective, officials say, is to test if the oil has side-effects and the extent to which it can help contain obesity.

“We are doing it because we are making a health claim,” said Ram Rajasekharan, Director, CFTRI. The organisation had given a clean chit to Maggi noodles last year, saying the samples it tested conformed to nationally prescribed food regulations — this was cited as evidence by Nestle in the Bombay High Court to resume production of the noodles…

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/in-a-first-cftri-sends-a-food-item-for-clinical-trial/article8082870.ece

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January 9, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Posted in CFTRI, Uncategorized

NRDC pays Rs 5 crore royalty to CSIR, DSIR

NEW DELHI: The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) today gave Rs 5 crore, earned through royalty by technology transfer, to Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

NRDC Chairman and Managing Director H Purushotham handed over a cheque of Rs 5,42,12,323 to the Secretary, DSIR and Director General, CSIR Dr Girish Sahni as their share of Premium and Royalty collected on the technology transferred by ..

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January 8, 2016 at 9:03 am

Posted in CSIR, Uncategorized

Biodiversity database for smart city initiative to be launched soon

A biodiversity database for urban India will be prepared for better species diversity management, dovetailed to the smart city initiative.

The National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow, has made a proposal in this regard to its parent organisation, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which has given its consent…

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/biodiversity-database-for-smart-city-initiative-to-be-launched-soon/article8075423.ece

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January 8, 2016 at 9:03 am

Posted in NBRI, Uncategorized

Litchi toxin causes AES, says Vellore doc’s study

PATNA: Even as consensus has eluded researchers for years on the cause of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) which has claimed several children’s lives in Muzaffapur district of Bihar, Vellore-based paediatrician and epidemiologist Dr T Jacob John has now said a toxin in litchi causes the disease. The study by Dr John was commissioned by the Bihar government.

Earlier, US-based Centre for Disease Control (CDC) had said that Jamaican Ackee – a fruit resembling litchi – is known to have a toxin that causes AES-type disease in African nations.

Even though Dr John is yet to submit his report to the Bihar government, the findings have been published in the recent edition of Current Science, a journal of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The paper is jointly authored by Dr John and Arun Shah of Indian Institute of Toxicology Research-Lucknow…

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Litchi-toxin-causes-AES-says-Vellore-docs-study/articleshow/50481811.cms

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January 8, 2016 at 9:02 am

Posted in IITR, Uncategorized

CFTRI Looking for Industries to Promote Anti-obesity Oil

MYSURU: The Central Food Technology Research Institute (CFTRI) that had come out with carbonated fruits and Gluten-free products, has now decided to target millions of overweight people with its anti-obesity oil –Diacylglycerol oil. If everything goes as per plan, the commercial production of the oil is expected to start hit the market soon.

Though Japan came out with an anti-obesity oil, it was withdrawn considering safety aspects in 2009.  CFTRI will be the first institution that completed toxicological studies and proved that the oil is safe and without carcinogens…

Read more: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/CFTRI-Looking-for-Industries-to-Promote-Anti-obesity-Oil/2016/01/05/article3212367.ece

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January 5, 2016 at 9:48 am

Posted in CFTRI, Uncategorized