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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

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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

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CSIR lab develops anti-nuclear radiation window glass

12 December 2015

Nagpur: The Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), a council of scientific and industrial research (CSIR) laboratory in Kolkata, has developed ‘radiation shielding window glass’ (RSWG), that is used in nuclear reactors or any nuclear processing unit of the department of atomic energy (DAE). CGCRI had been working on the project for the past two decades and has managed to develop the glasses of 400X400cmX100mm3. The maximum size requirement of the RSWG by DAE is however 1mX1mX100mm. But, the smaller size glasses were already in use…

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/CSIR-lab-develops-anti-nuclear-radiation-window-glass/articleshow/50144376.cms

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December 13, 2015 at 10:35 am

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India should get rid of fifth nation syndrome: Kalam

26 August 2012

Kolkata: Missile man and former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday said the country is suffering from the “fifth nation syndrome” as it is always the fourth or fifth nation to launch any mission like the space mission or nuclear programme.

He said the country should strive to occupy the number one slot.

Speaking at the foundation day programme of CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute in Kolkata, he said the country has been suffering from the “fifth nation syndrome” as whenever it launched any major mission like the space mission or nuclear programme it was the fourth or fifth one to do so……

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/india-should-get-rid-of-5th-nation-syndrome-kalam/285627-3.html

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August 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

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Innovation labs to develop technology for industries

25 August 2012

KOLKATA: How many times have you been excited about breakthrough scientific researches in laboratories that were published in leading journals but never saw the light of the day? An innovation complex, which aims to capitalize on scientific activity in the region by partnering with industries, may finally put an end to these countless loss of opportunities.

……..”The Baruipur facility will take at least two years more to become operational. Hence, we have begun construction in Salt Lake so that work begins on translational research by early next year. Saturday’s meeting is intended to identify probably areas of development,” said Indranil Manna, director of Kolkata-based Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), one of the 37 laboratories that the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has across the country…..

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-08-25/kolkata/33384349_1_science-technology-innovation-central-glass

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August 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

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Terracotta pottery art sees revival in Gujarat

16 November 2010

RAJKOT/AHMEDABAD: The dying art of terracotta pottery making has got a new lease of life with Gujarat government training artisans to fine tune their art with modern needs.

The state government-promoted Matikam Kalakari and Rural Technology Institute (MKRTI), with the help of Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) and designers from National Institute of Design (NID) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), is imparting training to potters in reinventing their products and designs so that they can be sold in the domestic as well as international markets………..

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/Terracotta-pottery-art-sees-revival-in-Gujarat/articleshow/6932182.cms#ixzz15WfAarSe

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November 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm

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Indian ceramic industry should focus on an export-led-growth strategy

12 November 2010

NEW DELHI: “The Indian ceramic industry should focus on an export-led-growth strategy by further developing Advanced Ceramics”. This was the consensus at an Conference on ‘Advanced Ceramics for tomorrow’ held as part of CeraGlass India 2010, India’s first ever comprehensive ceramics, glass and allied products show organized by Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation (RIICO), Government of Rajasthan, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Indian Ceramic Society (ICS) with the support of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Giving an insight on the developments taking place in the Ceramics industry,  Mr Shreekant Somany, Chairman, CII CeraGlass India 2010 & Chairman and Managing Director Somany Ceramics Ltd, said “The demand of ceramic and glass products is growing globally with over 90 percent of the total demand for advanced ceramic materials coming from electronic goods and allied industries; primarily for its inertness to extreme environmental conditions. A niche market called “bio-ceramics” is coming up rapidly with applications in prosthetic devices, bone transplants and pace makers. Another front where research in ceramics and glass is  of importance is automotives and mobile phones because India has a great potential in these fields.”

In his Theme Address,  Dr Indranil Manna, Director, CGCRI pointed out, “Advanced ceramics (engineering ceramics) is manufactured with highly refined and specially prepared raw materials using sophisticated technology. The inputs for producing this variety are not naturally occurring minerals but those that have already undergone chemical transformation and refinement, prior to their use in a ceramic production. While advanced ceramics find relevance in wide variety of products, their applications could be categorized broadly as Electronics, medical, Energy, Aerospace and Automotives and Military.

Dr H S Maiti, Senior Adviser, CSIR stated, “Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, has several laboratories across the country to conduct research in various fields of advanced ceramics and we are contributing to various civilian and strategic research.” He emphasized that India has been growing at a very rapid pace but is lagging behind in innovative research. He sought the support of the industries under the guidance of CII in bringing the technology from the laboratories to the industries……..

Read more: http://www.orissadiary.com/ShowBussinessNews.asp?id=22289

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November 14, 2010 at 9:44 am

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