Monthly Archives: June 2017

Industry-Academia collaborate to foster innovation and ease burden of disease

Harsh Vardhan addressing at the launch of the National Biopharma Mission “Innovate in India (i3)”, in New Delhi on June 30, 2017.

A 250 million USD program of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, is a first- of-its-kind mission that brings together industry and academia to promote entrepreneurship and indigenous manufacturing in the biopharmaceutical sector. This flagship program of the GOI in collaboration with World Bank, will be implemented by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Enterprise, ...

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India will require firm resolve in implementation of GST

Cabinet approves creation of the National Bench of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT) in New Delhi.

Much awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) will finally be a reality from midnight on 30th July 2017, which would radically change the way manufacturer, service provider, trader and eventually the consumer, pay taxes to the exchequer, both at the state and Central level, through a single levy, subsuming a plethora of indirect taxes and making India unified market.  What is GST?  ...

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India adds spark to Saudi Arabia’s energy efficiency programmes

The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge),  Piyush Goyal releasing the report “Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid- National Study”, in New Delhi on June 29, 2017. The Secretary, Ministry of Power, P.K. Pujari and other dignitaries are also seen.

Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Energy Services Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to implement energy efficiency programmes and scale-up demand side measures in the Gulf country. The MoU was signed by Waled Alghreri, Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Services Company and  Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL. ...

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Upliftment of People with disability central to Modi’s Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas mantra

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi distributing the aids and assistive devices, at the Samajik Adhikarita Shivir in Race Course Ground, Rajkot, Gujarat on June 29, 2017.

Its rare that the spirit behind organising a Guinness World Records award winning event is more important than the award itself. India created two new Guinness World Records recently. On 28th June 2017, India created a new Guinness Book of World Record in the category of highest ever participation of 1442 persons with hearing impairment in a sign language lesson ...

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Statistics play key role in nation building

The President, Pranab Mukherjee addressing at the National Celebration of 125th Birth Anniversary Year of Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, at Kolkata, in West Bengal on June 29, 2017.

In the words of Prof. Mahalanobis “Statistics must have a clearly defined purpose, one aspect of which is scientific advancement and the other human welfare and national development.” And in both the aspects his contribution has been immense. He is rightly referred to as the chief architect of Indian statistical system as well as father of statistical science in India. ...

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India’s flag carrier-Air India finally up for disinvestment

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi arrives Delhi after successful visit to Portugal, USA and Netherlands, in New Delhi on June 28, 2017. The same day has come the historic in-principle approval to disinvestment in Air India.

In a far reaching pro-reform measure the Modi Government has finally taken a leap ahead in its pro-reforms initiative and put forth India’s flag carrier-Air India and five of its subsidiaries finally up for disinvestment. “The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to fourth tranche recommendations of NITI Aayog on ...

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India eye one million cruise arrivals at its five ports; exempts biometric till 2020

Recently- River cruise on Ganga appeared on Conde Nast Traveller’s six must do cruise experiences

Cruise Tourism is one of the fastest growing components of the leisure industry worldwide and can be a major growth driver for the Indian economy by generating huge employment opportunities believes The Minister of Shipping and  Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari. Speaking at at the National Workshop on Action Plan for Development of Cruise Tourism in India, in New Delhi ...

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Parents Beware: Access to adult content pose serious hazard to child health

Prowellness India brings to fore a true story of  a child's sufferings after access to adult content online

“I don’t want my son to grow on to become a rapist,” shared a harrowed mother, whom PWI team met at a prominent rehab centre, where her 9 year old son was undergoing treatment for behavioural issues. The name of the mother-son and the institute has been withheld for sake of anonymity. The mother had come to the clinic with ...

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IVH to streamline medical travel experience in India

India Virtual Hospital a startup in Medical Value Travel

India is a leader in providing quality and affordable health care services to the world. Patients from United States of America, United Kingdom, Africa, and Middle East among many other diverse countries find India as preferred medical travel destination that offers best possible medical care and savings at the same time. Here, India Virtual Hospital (IVH), a new Delhi based start-up ...

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Delhi-NCR to get its second International Airport @ Jewar in Greater Noida 

The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati announcing the second International Airport in NCR at Jewar, U.P., in New Delhi on June 24, 2017. The Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha and the Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, R.N. Choubey are also seen.

The Government of India has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region. “Air traffic in the NCR region is growing very fast. From the current level of 62 million passengers per annum, it is expected to reach upto 91 MPPA by 2020 and ...

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Holistic health cements India and Portugal’s ties

Foundation stone for AIIMS, Bilaspur will be laid by honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3rd of October this year. In the Picture: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at the Champalimaud Foundation designed by noted Indian architect Charles Correa, in Lisbon, Portugal on June 24, 2017. The Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa is also seen.

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and The Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on 24 June 2017 jointly visited the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon. The Champalimaud Foundation is a private biomedical research foundation. It provides cutting-edge cancer treatment, and supports ahead of the curve cancer research. It offers a new holistic approach to medical care, that integrates day to day treatment with ...

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TGI Fridays ramps up its menu with super healthy food variants

Fruits & Nuts Super Salad is  part of new healthy menu at TGI FRIDAYS

India increasingly is becoming a formalised economy, where typically in a NewAge household both parents are working and families willingly or unwillingly are having about four to five meals out in restaurants almost every week. Here, its natural for these families, individuals and professionals to seek healthy food options in restaurants, which now are part of their lives instead of venues ...

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