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November 18, 2017

Australian Government scholarships for 52 Indian students

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Australian High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, today announced that 52 Indian students will be offered the Australian Government’s prestigious Australia Awards-Endeavour scholarships and Fellowships for 2018. Three Australians will also undertake learning opportunities in India as part of these awards, Ms Sidhu further announced and congratulated the successful applicants.

SciTech

Lasers can help monitor burn wound healing

Dr. Shikha T. Malik New Delhi: Burn injuries are a major public health issue and management of these a key concern.Regular assessment of healing tissuesis necessary but biopsies are painful and may hinder healing process. A group of Indian scientists has come up with a solution for easier assessment of healing progression using laser light.

India

Cabinet approves creation of National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Close on the heels of the reduction in the GST rates of a large number of items of mass consumption, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the creation of the posts of Chairman and Technical Members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST. The National

Madhya Pradesh

Reservation in Promotion: Constitution Bench to hear the case, Request for Interim relief denied

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Reservation in Promotion case (CA no. 005247/2016 and SLP (C) No 013954/2016 both registered on 9 May 2016) was on Tuesday (14 November 2017) referred to the Constitution Bench by an order passed by a two Judge Bench comprising of Justice Kurian Joseph and Mrs. Justice R. Banumathi. Supreme Court

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Madhya Pradesh

BJP suffers defeat in Chitrakoot Assembly bye-election

Newsroom24x7 Staff Chitrakoot (Madhya Pradesh): Congress has trounced the ruling BJP in the Chitrakoot Assembly bye-election that was being viewed as a crucial electoral battle before next years general election for the State Assembly. The BJP candidate, Shankar Dayal Tripathi was trailing behind Congress party’s Neelanshu Chatirvedi by 14133 votes in the last round of counting

Madhya Pradesh

Congress takes early lead in Chitrakoot, BJP candidate trails behind by 12046 votes

Newsroom24x7 Network Chitrakoot (Madhya Pradesh): After trailing in the first round of counting for the Chitrakoot Assembly bye-election in Madhya Pradesh, Nilanshu Chaturvedi of Congress, took an early lead which he maintained through successive rounds. During counting for the sixth round, he had secured a lead of 12046 votes against his nearest rival, shankardayal Tripathi

World

Australia-Peru agreement to generate jobs and growth

Newsroom24x7 Network Australian and Peruvian businesses, farmers and families now would be the big winners. The equation is simple: more trade means more exports; more exports means more jobs, higher wages and better incomes. Canberra: Australia and Peru have finalised a comprehensive trade agreement that will generate exports, income and jobs. The conclusion of the

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SciTech

Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

Sarah Iqbal Aligarh: Soil bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, became famous for its connection with genetically modified crops like Bt cotton and Bt brinjal. But it has its use in agriculture beyond GM crops. A group of Indian scientists have found new strains of Bt which they say can be used to develop biopesticides in future.

Madhya Pradesh

The path of equality and harmony shown by Sant Kabir is an inspiration for all: Ram Nath Kovind

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: President of India Ram Nath Kovind today said Sant Kabir, Kabir was not only a great spiritual leader but also a social reformer. He fought against social evils that prevailed in society at the time and made efforts to eradicate them. The President said that the path of equality and harmony shown

World

British Queen approves new appointments to Government

Newsroom24x7 Network London: The British Queen has approved the  appointment of Penny Mordaunt MP as Secretary of State for International Development in place of Priti Patel, who had to resign following her controversial meetings with Israeli leaders and businessmen. Priti Patel had kept Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, in dark about her engagements with

World

Myanmar’s refugee crisis is immense: More than 600,000 have been displaced from their homes

Newsroom24x7 Network Washington DC: The scale of Myanmar’s refugee crisis is immense: more than 600,000 have been displaced from their homes since 25 August 2017. The conditions are tough. People are suffering. This was pointed out at a press briefing here on 7 November 2017 by Simon Henshaw, the US Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of

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