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Muhammad Yunus to Address Toronto Microfinance Summit 2016

Pioneer of microfinance and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus will address the Toronto International Microfinance Conference to be held on September 29, 2016 in Toronto, Canada, with a focus on Social Business. To be held at venue Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue, Toronto, Canada, the event costs CAD 25 (US$19) or CAD 10 (US$8) to stream the event online. ...

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Why OROP Issue Was a Pre-poll Miscalculation by Modi?

The One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme that was hanging on the Finance Ministry for over five years, both the Congress-led UPA government and the BJP-led NDA government under Narendra Modi should own the responsibility for perpetuating it despite full knowledge that it was beyond mere political calculations involving a huge dent on the exchequer. While the Congress relented just ...

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Broadband to Wideband: What it Means?

Move over, decade-old broadband, here comes wideband, if the revolutionary speed of sending data via fiber optic cables at 12,000 kilometers speed becomes a reality soon, which is sure to be in a couple of years from now. University of California, San Diego engineers have increased the maximum power of signal to be sent through optical fibers, which provide the ...

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Cabinet Okays ISRO Plan for 15 PSLV Missions Costing Rs.3090 crore

The Union Cabinet approved ISRO’s proposal to continue the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) program with 15 new operational flights  from PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50, costing Rs.3,090 crore. The cabinet gave approval to “enable launch of satellites required for earth observation, navigation and space sciences along with the possibility of clinching commercial launch service contracts”, said a statement. The program will ...

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Japan’s Magnetic Elevated Train Hits 603-km Milestone, Cost Just Prohibitive for India!

Japan’s dabbling with the Maglev train took a dramatic turn after 3 decades of research hitting the 600-km (373 miles per hour) mark on Tuesday, bringing cheers to Japan to showcase its new technology for sale in global market, including India. The seven-car Maglev or magnetic levitation train clocked 603 km for 11 seconds, compared to 590 km record set ...

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Kidney Transplant Institute in Bangalore to Provide Medicines Beyond One year Now

Bangalore-based Institute of Nephro Urology said it will provide free medication for its kidney-transplant patients beyond the one year stipulation in view of the non-affordability of the transplant recipients to buy immune-suppressant drugs. The institute said it has successfully transplanted kidney on more than 103 patients at the state-run institute but many of them were unable to bear the post-surgery ...

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Follow Guidelines in Blood Pressure to Avoid Heart Attack Later, Suggests Study

First blood pressure and then comes heart attack and the best was to prevent death from heart diseases is to follow the hypertension guidelines, said an analysis conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). “Our findings clearly show that it would be worthwhile to significantly increase spending on office visits, home blood pressure monitoring and interventions to improve ...

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Neutrino Observatory Makes India Part of Hub for High-end Physics Research: Expert

By N.B. Nair Mumbai: High-energy physics in India is set for a Rs.1,500 crore ($235 million) boost in the shape of a laboratory for studying neutrinos – subatomic particles produced by the decay of radioactive elements in the atmosphere, a project that aims to make this country a global hub for high-end scientific experiments. The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project ...

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