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  • 19-Sep-2018
  • Vodafone Idea Board Approves Merger With Aditya Birla Telecom

    Telecom operator Vodafone Idea Limited will merge Aditya Birla Telecom Ltd, which holds 11.15 per cent stake in telecom infrastructure firm Indus Towers, with it.

    "The Board of Directors of Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) ... has considered and approved a scheme of amalgamation of Aditya Birla Telecom Limited (ABTL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, with the company," Vodafone Idea said in a regulatory filing.

  • 17-Sep-2018
  • Indigenously Developed Weapon System ‘MPATGM’ Successfully Flight Tested 

    An indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) was successfully flight tested for the second time from Ahmednagar test range on Sunday.

    It has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    “All the mission objectives have been met. The two missions on September 15 and 16 have been successfully flight tested for different ranges, including the maximum range capability,” the DRDO said in a statement.

  • 13-Sep-2018
  • Samsung Opens World's Largest Mobile Experience Centre In Bengaluru

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd opened its biggest mobile store in the world in Bengaluru as it tries to take pole position in the world's second-biggest smartphone market amid fierce competition from Chinese brands.

  • 11-Sep-2018
  • Health Ministry Implements HIV AIDS Act 2017 

    The HIV AIDS (prevention and control) Act 2017 was implementated September 10 onwards, announced the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.

    Rajya Sabha passed the bill in March that criminalises discrimination against patients suffering acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a condition caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which attacks and weakens the body’s immune system. Here is all you need to know about the act:

  • 03-Sep-2018
  • Health Ministry releases draft rules on sale of drugs by e-pharmacies

    Online pharmacies will need to register with the government of India to sell medicines through the internet and will be bound a set of new draft rules that were notified by the health ministry recently.

    The new draft rules require online pharmacies to be registered with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and obtain a trade licence — applicable across India — from any state government. As per the estimates, the total e-pharma industry is less than 0.5% of the retail pharmacy landscape currently, but is growing at more than 100% rate.

  • 29-Aug-2018
  • Government Constitutes New Science And Technology Council To Advise PM

    The Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Council (PM-STIAC) includes noted mathematician and Princeton University professor Manjul Bharghava; and Major General Madhuri Kanitkar, the first woman dean of Army Forces Medical College, Pune; said K Vijay Raghavan, the Principal scientific adviser to the Government of India.

  • 19-Aug-2018
  • Infosys CFO MD Ranganath Resigns 

    Exactly a year after former Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka left the company after a bruising public spat with the promoters, the company’s CFO MD Ranganath has abruptly resigned. This is the first major exit under the current CEO Salil Parikh and one that has caught everybody by surprise.

    The move surprised many, because Ranganath, who had been with Infosys for 18 years, was a very visible, public face of the company as early as last month at the company’s June quarter earnings call. There had been no indications then of him wanting to quit to pursue “opportunities outside the company”.

  • 14-Aug-2018
  • India’s 1st Genetic Bank For Wildlife Conservation Inaugurated In Hyderabad 

    In a step that would further the cause of conservation of endangered and protected animals, India on Sunday got its first scientific and most modern national wildlife genetic resource bank. The bank that contains genetic resources of about 250 wildlife species was dedicated to the nation by union minister of science and technology Harsh Vardhan at the Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES), a research wing of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) here.

  • Chandrayaan-2 Lander To Be Named ‘Vikram’ After Sarabhai 

    The lander on the Chandrayaan-2 mission, which is scheduled to be launched early next year, will be named ‘Vikram’ after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of Indian space programme. The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has got clearance from the space commission, its chairman Sivan K said on Sunday.

  • 13-Aug-2018
  •  India To Launch 2nd Lunar Mission 'Chandrayaan-2' on January 3, 2019 

    India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 will now be launched in the January-March window in 2019 instead of later this year as the design was changed to enable it land on the lunar surface, a top ISRO official said here today. 

    "We have planned to launch Chandrayaan mission in January 3. We are fixing with that (date) and targeting that. But that is an open window. We can go up to March also. As we are coming closer (the date), we may miss the target," he said. 

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