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Centre approves modified DPR of Ujh Multipurpose Project in Jammu and Kashmir

The Centre approved to modification of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Ujh multipurpose Project (MPP) located on the river Ujh, main tributaries of river Ravi in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir at the estimated cost of Rs.9,167 crore.

About Ministry of Jal Shakti:
The Ministry of Water Resource, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation was renamed as the Ministry of Jal Shakti on 14th June 2019.
Minister– Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Minister of State– Rattan LalKataria


Rs 1,500 crores sanctioned for Punjab to ensure continuous credit flow to farmers: NABARD

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 1,500 crores for Punjab to ensure continuous credit flow to farmers, through state cooperative banks, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of the total amount Rs 1,000 crores is sanctioned to Punjab State Cooperative Bank and Rs 500 crores to Punjab Gramin Bank.

About NABARD:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Harsh Kumar Bhanwala



Scientists of JNCASR Develops Injectable Silk Fibroin-based hydrogen for Insulin delivery in diabetic patients

The Research team of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) headed by Prof.T.Govindaraju developed the Silk Fibroin (SF) formulated using biocompatible additives and an injectable SF hydrogel (iSFH) to ease the insulin delivery for diabetic patients.

About JNCASR:
President– G.U Kulkarni
Located– Jakkur, Karnataka


Bhopal’s CSIR-AMPRI faculty Rajeev kumar develops lightweight carbon foam that can replace lead batteries

Dr. Rajeev Kumar of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research -Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (CSIR -AMPRI), who received the Inspire Faculty Award, has developed a porous lightweight carbon foam with a density of less than 0.3g/cc that can replace lead-grids in lead acid batteries.

About Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute:Location– Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Director– Dr. Avanish Kumar Srivastava



A novel tool to help gain deeper insights into Parkinson’s disease

Scientists of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)  (Indian School of Mines ISM) Dhanbad and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR)-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology(IICB) teamed up to find a solution to understand Parkinson’s disease which is a common neurodegenerative disease with no cure.
About IIT ISM Dhanbad:
Director– Rajiv Shekhar
Deputy Director– J K Pattanayak
Main Campus– Shanbad, Jharkhand


Union HRD Minister e-Launches seven titles on “Psycho-Social Impact of Pandemic & Lockdown and How to Cope With”

Union HRD (Human Resource Development) Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank e-Launched print as well as e-editions of the set of 7 titles on “Psycho-Social Impact of pandemic & lockdown and how to Cope With” under the corona studies series published by National Book Trust (NBT), India. These books will serve as guides to mental well-being of people at large.
About NBT:
Chairman– Govind Prasad Sharma.
Headquarters– Vasant Kunj, Delhi.


International Day of Light 2020: May 16

The International Day of Light (IDL) is celebrated every year on May 16 globally. The day marks the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman. The day was organized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) which celebrates the role light plays in science, culture, art, education and sustainable development as well as in the fields of medicines, communications & energy.
About UNESCO:
Headquarters– Paris,France.
Director-General– Audrey Azoulay.