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Archive for February 2016

CIMFR to make water potable in 25 mines

Nagpur: Extending its project on ‘Development of cost effective mine water reclamation technology for providing drinking water’ the Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR) will be converting the mine water into potable or drinking water in 25 mines of various subsidiaries of Coal India Ltd. These include two mines of Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) headquartered in city….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/CIMFR-to-make-water-potable-in-25-mines/articleshow/50952952.cms

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February 13, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Science & Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan asks CSIR to Focus on Providing Potable Water to all

The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan called upon Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) to coordinate & exchange scientific developments in water purification technologies with all other CSIR laboratories to provide affordable potable water to all. The Minister while on a recent visit to CSIR-CGCRI, said that this should be one of the major focus areas for CSIR…

Read more: http://wap.business-standard.com/article/government-press-release/science-technology-minister-dr-harsh-vardhan-asks-csir-to-focus-on-116021200606_1.html

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February 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

Posted in CGCRI, Uncategorized

Harsh Vardhan lauds efforts of outreach of CGCRI in helping MSMEs in Gujarat, UP

New Delhi, Feb 12 (KNN) The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan appreciated the efforts of the outreach of Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) centres at Naroda in Gujarat and Khurja in Uttar Pradesh in helping the MSME Sector and asked it to spread its good work to most other states as well to help the poor.

The Minister today called upon CGCRI to coordinate and exchange scientific developments in water purification technologies with all other CSIR laboratories to provide affordable potable water to all. The Minister while on a recent visit to CSIR-CGCRI, said that this should be one of the major focus areas for CSIR. …

Read more: http://www.knnindia.co.in/sectors/harsh-vardhan-lauds-efforts-of-outreach-of-cgcri-in-helping-msmes-in-gujarat,-up/31-13767.go

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February 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

Posted in CGCRI, Uncategorized

IICB, NRDC sign MoU to promote entrepreneurship

To promote incubation centres, start-ups and entrepreneurship, the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), both arms of the DSIR, have signed an MoU to facilitate industry-institute partnership.

IICB is a laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) which does research on diseases and biological problems plaguing the world. It is a part of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) while the NRDC is a PSU under it….

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/iicb-nrdc-sign-mou-to-promote-entrepreneurship-116021001006_1.html

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February 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm

Posted in IICB, Uncategorized

Life as scientist more exciting than movie star: Chandrasekhar

“Life as a scientist is more exciting than a short-lived movie star,” senior scientist S Chandrasekhar on Sunday said as he impressed upon youngsters to become scientists.

“While youngsters are after celebrities, I strongly believe scientists can attain much more celebrity status than the cricketers or movie stars, whose status is short-lived,” he said.

“With the advancement of their age, the status of the scientists get bigger, so I believe the life as a scientist is more exciting than a short-lived movie star”, Chandrasekhar, who is Director of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad said here.

He was addressing the 18th Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) meet on “National Symposium in Chemistry”, which concluded at Panjab University (PU) on Sunday.
Read more at http://www.thestatesman.com/news/india/life-as-scientist-exciting-than-movie-star-s-chandrasekhar/122007.html#6KGEsuxT74qheD4c.99

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February 9, 2016 at 8:52 am

Posted in IICT, Uncategorized

How burning rubbish at garbage landfills are injurious to health

Just why managing waste efficiently needs immediate answers and lasting solutions is evident from the fire at Mumbai’s Deonar dumping ground that took nearly 10 days to be controlled. Days after the blaze, the smoke billowing from the mounds of trash has been a health hazard with the civic body shutting down 74 schools and the Out Patient Department of several private and government dispensaries witnessing a rise in the number of patients suffering from throat irritation and other respiratory issues.

Garbage dumped here is often mixed waste – with paper, plastic containers, bottles, cans and at times electronic goods. Moreover when it accumulates with decomposable wastes from food, dead animals, construction debris and even industrial waste then it is definitely a serious health concern.

Burning even small amounts of plastic and rubber releases chemicals that are unsafe, reveals Dr Hemant Purohit, Deputy Director of National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI). Open burning is an inefficient combustion process that releases significant amounts of air pollutants and ash, and dense white or black smoke, the scientist explained.

– See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/explained/how-burning-rubbish-at-garbage-landfills-are-injurious-to-health/#sthash.e30IQ5SV.dpuf

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February 9, 2016 at 8:50 am

Posted in NEERI, Uncategorized

Study shows way on odd-even

New Delhi: A study by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) on the odd-even scheme could serve as a guide map for the next phase.

The study, which compares road traffic volume on pre odd-even days with that during the fortnight, throws up valid facts: while overall traffic volume went down during the fortnight, the number of buses went up only by 14%. In absolute numbers, the number of para-transit, or autorickshaws, also went down.

The study was conducted on the Mathura Road, said Dr S Velmurugan of the traffic engineering and safety division of CRRI. “The road is one of the busiest stretches in the city, and sees a tremendous volume of traffic — over two lakh vehicles per day. The traffic load has been increasing in the past few years,” said Velmurugan.

The study compared the volume of traffic on a regular day -September 9, 2015- with a day during the vehicle rationing scheme that was implemented between January 1-15, 2016. “The findings were interesting, and can help in managing volume of traffic in the city,” the CRRI scientist said….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Study-shows-way-on-odd-even/articleshow/50908373.cms

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February 9, 2016 at 8:50 am

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