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Pepe: India-UK collaborated hand-washing robot

A team of researchers from India and United Kingdom collaborated to create a new robot named Pepe which encourages children to wash their hands. The research project outcomes were presented at 28TH IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (held in New Delhi) on Global Handwashing Day 2019 (marked on 15 October every Read More…

RIL becomes first Indian company to hit Rs. 9 lakh crore m-cap

Mukesh Ambani-led Oil-to-telecom major Reliance Industries (RIL) has become the first company in India to hit the market capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs.9 lakh crore. RIL was also the first company to reach Rs.8 lakh crore mark in August 2018. IT giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was at a distant second with a m-cap of Rs.7.66 Read More…

Raunak at 13, becomes India’s 65th Grand Master

Raunak Sadhwani will be the 65th Indian Grand Master (Chess) at the age of 13 years! On October 18, 2019, Sadhwani with a rating of 2479 has already gained 23 points to cross the stipulated mark of 2500 in live ratings. He just needs to turn up for the next two rounds to gain his Read More…

Defence Minister approves admission of girls in Sainik Schools from 2021

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for admission of girl children in Sainik schools across the country. These admissions will start from next academic session (2021-22) in a phased manner. For the smooth implementation of this directive, Defence Ministry has directed all concerned authorities for ensuring availability of necessary infrastructure as well as Read More…

Shirui Lily Festival: Manipur

The northeastern state of Manipur is hosting the 3rd state level Shirui Lily Festival, 2019 from 16-19 October. The festival was inaugurated by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel at Shirui Vangayan Ground of Ukhrul in Manipur. Minster Patel along with State Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated Read More…

DRDO: Technology Transfer Agreements signed

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) signed 30 licensing agreement for ToT-Transfer of Technology with 16 Indian companies. The list of companies includes start-ups as well. The main purpose of the agreement is to fulfill the requirements of the armed forces. Earlier, the Indian Armed Forces have procured ready-to-eat meals from companies that acquired Read More…

11th Nuclear Energy Conclave

The India Energy Forum organized the 11th Nuclear Energy Conclave in New Delhi. The theme of the event was “Economics of Nuclear Power-Innovation towards safer and cost-effective technologies”. It was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for development of North Eastern Region, Minister of State Atomic Energy and Space, Prime Minister’s Office and Personnel, Read More…

FSSAI: Processed milk samples fail to meet quality norms

According to the FSSAI (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India), 37.7% of samples tested failed to meet the quality norms. This was mainly because, the presence of contaminants like sugar, Maltodextrin and fats were above permissible limits. The study noted that processed milk including that of major brands failed to meet the prescribed quality Read More…