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Statue of Unity PM Modi to inaugurate Patel's giant, police detain protesters ahead of it

As one moves from Vadodara to the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the whole 90-km stretch of the newly-made four-lane highway showcases posters and banners featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Most of these posters are proud exclamations of unveiling the world’s tallest statue. As one enters the Sardar Sarovar project, one notices the …

Scientists are utilizing gold nanoparticles

Scientists are utilizing gold nanoparticles that act as tumor-seeking missiles to target prostate cancer, in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial. The nanoparticles or nanoshells are created of small layers of silica glass formed into a sphere and wrapped in a thin layer of gold. The shells seek out and saturate cancerous cells, and their advanced vibrational …

Cyclone 'Gaja' may cross Chennai-Nagapattinam coast on Thursday

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ will intensify into a harsh cyclone by this evening but wind down into a conventional cyclone ahead of crossing Chennai-Nagapattinam coast on Thursday morning. India Met Department (IMD) has confirmed that the landfall is likely to occur on the South Tamil Nadu coast. The storm is situated 740 km east-north-east of Chennai this …

Scientists recreate Mars sunrise with the musical piece

Scientists have launched the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by NASA’s robotic rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter in the UK made the piece of music by scanning a picture from left to right, pixel by …

After Uttar Pradesh, now Meghalaya distributes free laptops to students

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today distributed tablet PCs to 2,000 Class 12 students absolutely free of cost in the West Garo Hills district under a government scheme to aid digital education. Last year, around 25,000 tablet PCs were distributed to Class 12 students across the state. These computers come pre-loaded with study material for …

pradhan mantri kisan sampada yojana

The Central Sector Scheme – SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) was approved by the cabinet in May 2017 for the duration of 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle. The scheme has now been changed as the “Pradhan Mantri KisanSampada Yojana (PMKSY)”. It is an umbrella programme incorporating ongoing …

Swachh Delhi Abhiyan launched in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday set up ‘Swachh Delhi’ app enabling residents to apprise authorities with pics of garbage, and announced ‘Swachh Delhi Abhiyan’ from November 22 to 30. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu along with Kejriwal will launch the ‘Swachh Delhi Abhiyan’, a cleanliness drive, a joint initiative of the central government, Delhi government and all three municipal …

Namami Gange Programme

Creating River-Front Development:-28 River-Front Development projects and 33 Entry level Projects for construction, modernization,and renovation of 182 Ghats and 118 crematoria has been commenced. River Surface Cleaning:-River Surface cleaning for deposition of floating solid waste from the surface of the Ghats and River and its disposal are afoot and pushed into service at 11 locations. …

inspire_scheme

The strength of the innovation infrastructure of a nation has an enormous outcome in the competition among emerging knowledge economies. The realization of Vision 2020 calls for action and a well-designed innovation layout. Creation and nurturing of a human talent pool capable of utilizing and developing first principles in science is both a pre-condition and …

digi yatra policy

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has introduced the Policy on the biometric-based digital processing of passengers at Airports called “Digi Yatra”. DigiYatra envisages a connected ecosystem improving the seamless travel experience for the passengers and simultaneously improving the security. Objectives Every passenger, (Indian citizens and foreigners) become a “Digi Yatri” and enjoys the facilities and benefits …

indian foreign service

The Indian Foreign Service is the administrative diplomatic civil service in Group A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. It is taken to be one of the two premier Civil Services (the other being the IAS), as an appointment to IFS renders a person ineligible to reappear …

With matters over the availability of bank loans, road sector valuations take a hit

Even as the road sector remains a safe bet for lenders compared to other infrastructure segments, grows project-financing risks and concerns over leverage are dampening investor appetite, according to experts. In its report on the Indian road sector, financial services firm Nomura pointed that the last two quarters have been strong in terms of execution …