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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

Posted in CRRI, Uncategorized

Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurates the MAGIC” process lab at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

The Union Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, inaugurated a unique MAGIC [Modular, Agile, Intensified & Continuous] Process Lab at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) Pune last evening. While inaugurating the facility he announced that The MAGIC processes and plants will bring about a paradigm shift in the way in which Indias Fine and Specialty Chemicals industry will operate in the future. Over the past three decades, the global fine and specialty chemicals industry has shifted manufacturing base from the western world to countries like India and China. The MAGIC processes developed in CSIR-NCL can radically change currently practiced process technologies into modern processes that are cleaner, greener, safer, compact, scalable and economical. As a result, the MAGIC processes have the potential to transform the country into a global powerhouse in this important sector, thus enabling the country to increase its contribution to global production of chemicals from the current levels of 3 to 5% over the next few years.”He consequently called upon the Indian chemical Industry to work closely with this National facility to realize this goal….

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/article/government-press-release/dr-harsh-vardhan-inaugurates-the-magic-process-lab-at-csir-national-116020300376_1.html

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February 4, 2016 at 10:08 am

Posted in NCL, Uncategorized

Premier Research Institute Launches India’s First Ayurvedic Anti-Diabetic Drug

KOZHIKODE:  The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) today launched the country’s first anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug for type two Diabetes mellitus.

The drug BGR-34 is developed jointly by National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), the Lucknow-based research units of CSIR.

Launching the drug at a function in Kozhikode, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NBRI, Dr A K S Rawat said, “Six crore adult Indian population has been found to be diabetic and there is no effective solution for diabetes as yet. We are sure that eminent medical professionals will recommend it to their patients suffering from type two Diabetes mellitus for quicker and consistent response.”…

Read more: http://www.ndtv.com/health/premier-research-institute-launches-indias-first-ayurvedic-anti-diabetic-drug-1273426

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February 4, 2016 at 9:04 am

Posted in NBRI, Uncategorized

Bio-innovation Gets $20 Million Boost

BENGALURU:  Four new bio-innovation clusters, each with an investment of $20 million (`136 crore approximately) have been proposed in the state. The centres are expected to come up at Mysuru, Mangaluru, Tumakuru and Dharwad and will operate in collaboration with a reputed educational institution near the clusters.

At Mysuru, a Nutri/Nutraceutical and Phyto-Pharmaceutical (N2P2) Park will come up in an area of 14 acres, and will have research and development (R&D) facility for various nutrition and phyto-pharmaceuticals. The park will operate in collaboration with the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) in the city…..

Available at: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/Bio-innovation-Gets-20-Million-Boost/2016/02/04/article3260329.ece

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February 4, 2016 at 9:03 am

Posted in CFTRI, Uncategorized