Daily Archive: Saturday, March 11, 2017

11 Mar 2017

New canyon system found near Kovvada, Andhra Pradesh

Scientists for the first time have discovered three new canyons close to Kovvada in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. This discovery was made by team of scientists from CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Visakhapatnam. These three
11 Mar 2017

Punjab Agricultural University develops genetically-modified cotton varieties

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in Ludhiana has claimed developing country’s first genetically-modified (GM) varieties of cotton – PAU Bt 1 and F1861. Cotton is the only GM crop allowed to be cultivated in India. The Indian Council
11 Mar 2017

SC sets deadline for long-pending criminal cases in HC’s & Trial Courts across country

The Supreme Court on 10 March 2017 fixed deadlines for deciding long-pending criminal cases in high courts and trial courts across the country. The two-judge bench of the apex court comprising of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and
11 Mar 2017

Researchers find evidence confirming existence of Ostrich in ancient India

Indian researchers have found molecular evidence that confirms the presence of ostrich in India more than 25000 years ago. The evidence was founding during a DNA analysis of a fossilised eggshell fragment of ostrich. In the study,
11 Mar 2017

Railways Ministry and UNEP sign Letters of Intent on Environment Initiatives

The Ministry of Railways on 9 March 2017 signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to formalise the joint cooperation in the area of environmental conservation. The agreement will help in exploring
11 Mar 2017

RBI to issue new Rs 10 notes soon with high security features; old notes to remain valid

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said it will shortly issue new Rs 10 denomination currency notes with enhanced security features, while clarifying that the old Rs 10 notes will remain valid.“The Reserve Bank of
11 Mar 2017

Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail gets Saraswati Samman

Eminent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail has been honoured with the Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel ‘Hawthan’. The 74-year-old writer’s novel, published in 2009, was shortlisted from 22 books written in as many languages. The selection for
11 Mar 2017

NTPC commissions 45 MW of Bhadla solar plant in Rajasthan

State-run power giant NTPC today announced commissioning of 45 MW solar capacity at Bhadla in Rajasthan taking the total installed capacity of the project to 160 MW.”The 45 MW of Bhadla solar power project of NTPC in
11 Mar 2017

Ford Foundation appoints Pradeep Nair as regional director for India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Pradeep Nair, a seasoned public and private sector leader, will be the Ford Foundation’s regional director for its recently registered branch office in New Delhi serving India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. As regional director, Nair will lead
11 Mar 2017

Google acquires Kaggle for undisclosed amount to boost data play

Technology giant Google has announced the acquisition of Kaggle, a start-up that hosts a number of data scientists, for an undisclosed amount at the Cloud Next 2017 conference.“Kaggle is going to maintain independent brand for a while
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