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Government planning centre for good governance: Cabinet secretary


May 20th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The government is thinking of setting up a centre for good governance to get focused feedback for improving delivery of its programmes, Cabinet Secretary Ajit ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

David Cameron’s iPad app to cost £20,000


March 5th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will soon be managing the country from the screen of his iPad. Cameron will be able to do so with the help ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Mumbai airport ranked third for ’service quality’


February 16th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai, has been adjudged among the top three performing airports of last year in the airport service quality survey, by the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New anti-hacking tool - from game theory


July 28th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) How can any organisation detect the onset of an attack on its computer network, giving it time to respond quickly and block any intrusion or compromise ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Software protects water resources from terror attacks


July 26th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Americans drink from the kitchen tap without worrying about pathogens or microbes, even though water utilities might be vulnerable to bio-terror attacks or natural contaminants. But ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bust stress, conquer sky — the virtual way (Feature with images)


July 20th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Vaibhava Srinivasan, 33, was flying a Boeing 737 over the picturesque Himalayan mountain range on his way to China, when he had to suddenly ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kids spanked by mothers more aggressive


June 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Children who are spanked by mothers are more likely to be aggressive towards other children and adults than kids who are not, says a new study.In ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Satellites can track human rights abuses


April 18th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Satellites that helped us gather real-time data from the most inaccessible and hostile places on earth can also help us track human rights abuses that cause ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Noise monitoring network launched


March 24th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi and six other cities in the country will now have real-time ambient noise monitoring stations as a national network for mapping noise pollution was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

MOEF gets Rs. 200 crores under bioremediation for first time


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Informing about special allocation of Rs. 200 crore under environmental remediation for the ministry in this year's Budget, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Technologists honoured for innovative solutions


February 5th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Technologists from leading IT companies including Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Nokia Siemens Networks were Saturday feted for bringing out innovative solution to address the challenges ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

News Corp unveils first iPad daily news


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:18 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation on Wednesday unveiled the first national daily news publication for iPad.The Daily is the first news publication created exclusively ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s third Antartica research station to open in 2012


January 11th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Bharati, India's third state-of-the-art research station at Antarctica, will be operational by 2012, Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said Tuesday. Bharati will have all the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now, electricity sub-stations that work through remote!


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), Nov 23 (IANS) A power distribution agency in Haryana has started a unique experiment - running two 33 KV power sub-stations through remote control.The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Air at Games Village, venues polluted, shows study


October 11th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The quality of air near most of the Commonwealth Games venues and the Village has been found to be below acceptable standards, threatening the health of the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sensor to transmit data from boiling volcanic lava


September 20th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Radio transmitters capable of withstanding extreme temperatures of 900 degrees Celsius could be dropped into the bowels of the earth to provide early warning of volcanic eruptions. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now, iPhone sized radio transmitters to predict volcanic eruption


September 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Early warning of a volcanic eruption may now be possible as scientists have developed radio transmitters- about the size of iPhone-that could be dropped into the depths of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, Pakistan agree to install telemetry system on Indus to record water flow


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 23 (ANI): Pakistan Indus Water Commissioner Syed Jamaat Ali Shah has said that both India and Pakistan have agreed to install a telemetry system on the Indus River to record ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

NASA successfully demonstrates prototype tsunami prediction system


June 15th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A NASA team has successfully demonstrated a prototype tsunami prediction system that will help researchers gauge large earthquakes and estimates the size of resulting tsunamis accurately.A team led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New paper clip-sized implant ‘can reduce heart failure hospitalisations’


June 1st, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): A paper clip-sized implant could reduce hospitalisations due to heart failure, bringing about a significant change in cardiac medicine, according to a new study.The research, conducted by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Look up and know the air Delhi breathes


May 16th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Delhiites can now literally know the air they breathe. Come July and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) boards across the capital will flash hourly data about ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hospitals to get real-time data from ambulances


April 29th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 29 (IANS/WAM) Hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be able to receive real-time information regarding emergency patients being transported in ambulances, with the launch of a latest connectivity ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China sets up sea level-watch station in Antarctica


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Zhongshan Station (Antarctica), Feb 22 (IANS) China's 26th Antarctic expedition team has set up a permanent, real time data transmission tide-examination station in waters close to China's Antarctic Zhongshan Station to monitor ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

An endearing look at Sikhs everywhere (IANS Book Review)


July 9th, 2009 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh Book: "Sikhs Unlimited"; Author: Khushwant Singh; Price: Rs.495; Publisher: RupaDid Chandigarh lose out to Bangalore as the e-capital of India due to then prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao's insistence that ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists use sensors to rehabilitate rainforest in Australia


June 13th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Scientists are using sophisticated sensors to measure leaf wetness, soil moisture and temperature to help rehabilitate rainforest in the Springbrook World Heritage precinct in south-east Queensland, Australia.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, sensors to help prevent falls in older adults


April 19th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): University of Virginia researchers are developing wireless body sensors that monitor gait - a development that will reduce fall risk in elderly.A new consortium of researchers from U.Va.'s ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spectrum for military should be given priority: Army chief


April 14th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The military requirement for radio frequency or spectrum has to be given priority to deal with security issues, the Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor said Tuesday. "The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Half of Budapest’s cars banned from roads for a day


January 11th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, Jan 11 (DPA) The mayor of Budapest Sunday issued the capital's first full-scale smog alert since new legislation was passed in December and banned almost half of all private vehicles from ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

IIM-Calcutta launches financial research lab


November 18th, 2008 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) Tuesday launched a financial research and trading laboratory, the first of its kind in India."Budgeted at Rs.1 crore (Rs.10 million), this is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Worlds first laser surgery to destroy brain tumour on conscious patient


August 30th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 30 (ANI): French surgeons have successfully used keyhole laser surgery to destroy a brain tumour on a conscious patient.Doctors at Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris drilled a 3mm hole ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scientists use 3-D data across coastal seascapes to study climate effects on young fish


July 8th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A team of scientists, from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) in the US, has integrated three-dimensional (3-D) data across coastal seascapes to study climate effects on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

ACM-Infosys Foundation award for Stanford professor


April 28th, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Stanford University professor Daphne Koller has been chosen for the first ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in computing sciences for her innovative approach to artificial intelligence (AI) that allows computers ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New research to discern environmental effects of nanotube production


April 9th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 9 (ANI): A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is studying how harmful the process of making nanotubes can be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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