Month: June 2018

Oxytocin ban to come into effect in India

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India has banned the manufacture of Oxytocin for domestic use. It has been misused widespread in the dairy industry. Oxytocin is a hormone that occurs naturally to cause uterine contractions during labor and lactation. In dairy industries, livestock is injected with oxytocin to make them release milk at a time convenient for the farmers. It is also used in vegetables to increase their size

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BHEL signs an agreement with Korean firm for emission controlling equipment

BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.) has signed the Technology Collaboration Agreement with Korean firm Nano Co Ltd. for design and manufacture of emission controlling equipment for coal-based power plants. To comply with the norms of SOx and NOx emission, issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forest for thermal power plants, BHEL is up to provide solution known as SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) Catalysts

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Government plans to sell Air India’s iconic Mumbai building

The government has started discussions for sale of Air India’s iconic building in Mumbai to the country’s biggest container port JNPT as part of efforts to raise funds for the cash-strapped national carrier. Air India’s 23-story building at Nariman Point, Mumbai, which was also once the airline’s headquarters, is a prime property and is likely to fetch high valuations

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Odisha CM increased the health cover under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that insurance coverage for women under the BJD’s health insurance proposal has been raised to Rs 7 lakh from Rs 5 lakh. He accepted a proposal by a Malkangiri woman while holding a session of Ama Gaon Ama Bikas – a direct fund disbursement programme for development activities. Odisha government had earlier announced the scheme on June 12 which would be implemented from August 15

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National Security Adviser of Pakistan, Nasser Janjua resigns

Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua resigned without citing any specific reason. Janjua was appointed as NSA in October 2015 by the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif, replacing Sartaj Aziz. Before being appointed as the NSA, Janjua was heading the Southern Command in Balochistan. Janjua was the second military officer to hold the post after Major General Mehmood Durrani who was NSA during an earlier Pakistan Peoples Party government. The interim government took the decision over criticism from different political quarters for not replacing a PML-N nominee

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