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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

CSIR launches India’s first ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug

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 here, 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…

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/526766/csir-launches-indias-first-ayurvedic.html

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February 4, 2016 at 9:06 am

Posted in CIMAP, NBRI

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

This app to make sure you drink clean water

CHANDIGARH: Are you consuming stale or adulterated food? Is your water filter blocked with impurities? All this and more will soon be checked not by experts, but by anyone using an android phone at home.

A mobile application has been developed by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratory in Chandigarh.

The app will be available on Google Play as a freeware by next month…..

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/This-app-to-make-sure-you-drink-clean-water/articleshow/50767495.cms

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February 1, 2016 at 9:18 am

Posted in CSIO, Uncategorized

Vardhan urges farmers to adopt improved technologies

New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today urged farmers and entrepreneurs to adopt improved technologies for cultivation of better varieties of medicinal and aromatic plants to raise their income.

Speaking at a Kisan Mela (farmers fair) organized at CSIR-Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants CSIR-CIMAP in Lucknow, he said this would also help in production of quality raw material demanded by user industries.

Stating that medicinal and aromatic plants are the “valuable green wealth” of the country, he said these should be sustainably used for creating livelihood opportunities of poor people residing in rural areas….

Read more: http://www.ptinews.com/news/7042411_Vardhan-urges-farmers-to-adopt-improve-technologies.htmlhttp://www.ptinews.com/news/7042411_Vardhan-urges-farmers-to-adopt-improve-technologies.html

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February 1, 2016 at 9:17 am

Posted in CIMAP, Uncategorized

Today’s economy is idea-driven, innovation co-efficient is order of day: Union science minister

LUKNOW: Stating that initiatives like Startup India are not merely slogans, Union minister for science & technology and earth sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said, “Today’s economy is idea-driven, and it is the innovation co-efficient is the order of the day. In the department of bio-technology alone, 300 industries and nearly 150 entrepreneurs got support.”

The Union minister, who was in CIMAP (Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants – an institution under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), to inaugurate the annual Kisan Mela also pointed towards the dynamic change being brought in the working of CSIR labs. He said, “CSIR has formed clusters of laboratories. Some of the clusters formed so far include chemical, biological, physical and strategic. The clusters have been formed to guarantee perfect and effective co-ordination among the laboratories.”…

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Todays-economy-is-idea-driven-innovation-co-efficient-is-order-of-day-Union-science-minister/articleshow/50797420.cms

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February 1, 2016 at 9:17 am

Posted in CIMAP, Uncategorized