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  • Bio-based, reuse economy can feed the world: UN agency

    United Nations: Transforming pineapple skins into product packaging or using potato peels for fuel may sound far-fetched, but such innovations are gaining traction as it becomes clear that an economy based on cultivation and use of biomass can help tackle pollution and climate change, the United...

  • Revised SAGE recommendation on use of dengue vaccine

    Kolkata: Dengue is the most frequent and rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus. Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by...

  • Make in India: Indian, Russian companies sign 7 MoUs for defence hardware

    New Delhi/Chennai, In an effort to give impetus to the government's ambitious initiative 'Make in India', India and Russia have signed seven Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs).The agreements were signed between the Indian Private Defence sector manufacturing companies and Russian Original...

  • Developmental policies creating more and more employment opportunities in Bengal

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress Government has always tried to give the people of the state a safe and secure life. One of the ingredients for this is sustainable income, according to a party statement here today.. With development in various fields, most people in the state have some sort of...

  • Embracing eHealth in Latvia to move towards universal health coverage

    Riga: Dr Renate Snipe, who works as Chief Physician at the Children's Clinical University Hospital in Latvia's capital, Riga, was an avid supporter and early adopter of electronic health (eHealth) even before the Latvian Ministry of Health implemented its new national eHealth portal.On January 1,...

  • Psychometric test for entrepreneurs launched

    Pune: For the first time in India, Psychometric test for working, self-employed and business women was launched in Pune with a view to assess their entrepreneurship skills before investing in a new venture, informed Dr Anant Sardeshmukh, Director General of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries...

  • Bengal Govt directs schools to set up safety monitoring committees

    Kolkata: The State School Education department has issued directives to all the government-run and state-aided schools to set up Student Safety and Security Monitoring Committee (SSMC). These would primarily keep an eye on whether any physical abuse is taking place on children.In the order, SSMCs...

  • Farmers' income doubled in six years

    Kolkata, The net increase in the annual income of farmers has increased from Rs 91,011 during financial year (FY) 2010-11 to Rs 2,39,000 during FY 2016-17, a doubling of income or an increase of 262.74 per cent.The expected production of foodgrains and rice will be around 184.23 lakh metric...

  • Scheme to provide 70 lakh solar study lamps in select States underway: Power Minister

    New Delhi, A new project for distribution of 70 lakh solar study lamps in the states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, sanctioned by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in 2016, is currently under implementation, Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy and...

  • Tourism Ministry lists 112 feet image of Adiyogi as 'Incredible India' destination

    Coimbatore, Union Ministry of Tourism has listed the 112-feet iconic image of Adiyogi – the source of Yoga at Isha yoga Centre situated on the outskirsts of the city-- as "Incredible India" destination.Adiyogi, designed and consecrated by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Founder of Isha Foundation, was...

  • Nurses play a critical role in health promotion

    Kolkata: Nurses play a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention and delivering primary and community care.They provide care in emergency settings and will be key to the achievement of universal health coverage.Nurses are often the first and sometimes the only health professional that...

  • Moon lands in Delhi to stay till Mar 1

    New Delhi, If you want to take a selfie with the moon and that too friends and family, don't let this opportunity miss out.A 23-feet wide replica of the moon titled 'Museum of the Moon' is made by British artist Luke Jerram and stationed at British Council building till March 1.The replica,...

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