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97th INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS

Nano tech to make apparels and garments more comfortable

IIT Delhi to make the technology available to the industry
Author: ASHOK B SHARMA - Published 06-01-2010 13:04 GMT-0000
Thiruvananthapuram: Nano technologists are coming forward to help the Indian textile industry to produce novel wears and create a niche market. The Delhi-based Indian Institute of Technology has launched a research group on nanotechnology for smart and innovative textile technology (SMITA).


India

RICE PROCUREMENT CROSSES 165 LAKH TONNE MARK

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 06-01-2010 13:01 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Rice procurement by government agencies in the current marketing season has crossed 165 lakh (16.5 million) tonne mark. As on today, the paddy procurement in terms of rice stands at 165.14 lakh tonne, which is nearly the same as on 6th January, 2009.

India and Japan to jointly develop Solar City

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 06-01-2010 12:57 GMT-0000
New Delhi: A Japanese delegation led by Mr. Kazuhiro Haraguchi, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications today met Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah. The meeting discussed various aspects of cooperation between the two countries in the field of renewable energy.
97th INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS

`India needs an efficient regulator for nanotechnology and products'

Nanotechnology can be deployed in healthcare, food, agriculture, engineering, energy
Author: ASHOK B SHARMA - Published 06-01-2010 12:16 GMT-0000
Thiruvananthapuram: India should have an efficient regulatory body and well defined protocols for dealing with the deployment of nanotechnology, handling, movement and approval of nano products. There should be an adequate database on toxicity, said Dr Shantikumar Nair, head of the Kerala-based Amrita Centre for Nanosciences.


India: North East

GPS fitted mail motor vehicles in North East by March, 2010

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 06-01-2010 12:09 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Global Positioning Systems (GPS) will be installed to track the movement of Mail Motor vehicles in the hilly and difficult terrains of Assam and North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura. Department of Posts has decided to make the system operational by March 2010.
India: Madhya Pradesh

CRUCIAL MP PANCHAYAT ELECTIONS FROM JANUARY 20

RAMPANT CORRUPTION BANE OF THESE RURAL BODIES
Author: L.S. Herdenia - Published 06-01-2010 11:05 GMT-0000
BHOPAL: The stage is set for the election of 3.65 lakh Panchs in Madhya Pradesh. These include the members of 23 thousand village Panchayats, 313 Janpad Panchayats and 50 District Panchayats. Around 2.87 voters of the rural areas of the state will elect—besides Panchs of the village Panchayats—around 6800 members of Janpad Panchayats and 843 members of District Panchayats.
India: North East

CENTRE, ASSAM 'WORKING ON' PEACE SETTLEMENT WITH ULFA

EFFORTS ON TO ISOLATE HARDLINER CHIEF PARESH BARUA
Author: Barun Das Gupta - Published 06-01-2010 11:02 GMT-0000
KOLKATA: The Centre and the Assam Government are working in tandem to arrive at a peace settlement with the leaders of the political wing of the ULFA, taking the leader of its armed wing, Mr Paresh Barua, on board if possible, and without him if necessary. Mr Barua, the “commander-in-chief” of the militant outfit, is still adamant on his demand for Assam's sovereignty and is believed to be hiding now somewhere in Myanmar, close to the Chinese border.

ONLINE COURSES TO BOOST CANCER TREATMENT IN DEVELOPING NATIONS

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 06-01-2010 06:16 GMT-0000
New York: To bridge the gap in developing countries where there is a shortage of cancer specialists, the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped spearhead a web-based course on radiation oncology.

MORE WATER FOR CAMBODIAN DETAINEES

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 06-01-2010 06:11 GMT-0000
New York: More than one thousand inmates at the Siem Reap prison now have more water for daily drinking, cooking and personal hygiene thanks to an innovative partnership between the United Nations human rights office and the Government of Cambodia aimed at prison reform.

Sudan

NATIONAL POLICE UNDERTAKE PRE-ELECTION TRAINING IN DARFUR

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 06-01-2010 06:07 GMT-0000
New York: Sudanese police officials have wrapped up a series of United Nations-backed security training sessions in the country's war-ravaged region of Darfur in preparation for this year's national election.

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