Tuesday, 13 March 2012

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The Biography of Vijay Bahuguna, next Uttarakhand CM

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 05:44 AM PDT

vijay bahugunaVijay Bahuguna, selected to be the next CM of the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. He is the son of Late Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna who was a freedom fighter and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. His sister Rita Bahuguna is the Party President of Uttar Pradesh Congress.

Vijay Bahuguna is an advocate by profession. He did his bachelors Arts and then LLB from Allahabad University in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He then started working as an advocate in the Allahabad High Court in Allahabad and later became a Judge. He also served as the vice chairman of the Uttarakhand Planning Commission.

He represented the Tehri Garhwal Lok Sabha constituency of Uttarakhand in the 14th Lok Sabha

Women’s Award Celebration on March 22

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 04:40 AM PDT

Bihar girl studentIn order to honor the most accomplished women in the fields of art, music, education, business, social activism and cinema Femina Magazine and L’Oreal Paris have decided to give Women’s Award each year starting from 2012. The Award giving ceremony will take place on March 22. It would be chaired by Veteran actress Zeenat Aman, Priya Dutt and designer Nandita Mahtani.

Other celebrities who will join the judging panel are photographer Jatin Kampani, India director of L’Oreal Paris Nathalie Gerschtein and businesswoman Sulajja Firodia Motwani.

“Our legendary signature – ‘Because you’re worth it’ – has empowered women over the past 40 years. These four timeless words are a reflection of women’s potential to express themselves…We are happy to honour such women by partnering with Femina to host our first Women awards,” said Gerschtein in a statement.

IIT Bombay declared most Innovative institute of India

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 02:12 AM PDT

MIT recently released its TR35 2012, a list of top 20 young innovators of India under 35 years of age. The top spot was grabbed by IIT Bombay with 3 of its alumni getting into it.

V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli, Nitin Joshi and Vanteru Mahendra Reddy  all from IIT Bombay secured a place in the MIT’s India TR35 2012.

The list of 20 young innovators, all under 35 years, in biomedicine, communications, computing, energy, materials, transportation and the web for 2012 was announced by the Indian edition of the MIT Technology Review in Mumbai on Saturday.

Balijepalli, 26, made it to the list for developing a method to forecast electricity price, grid frequency and load that can help make power grids smarter.

Joshi, 28 developed dual nanostructures to deliver a combination of two anti-cancer drugs – paclitaxel and curcumin – found in tumeric, to lung cancer patients, overcoming the limitations of conventional chemotherapy.

Thirty-year-old Mahendra Reddy was chosen for his work on the development of a lab-scale flameless combustion with liquid fuels. The burning of liquid fuels in flameless combustion mode is more difficult as compared to gaseous fuels

Majumder, 33, developed a highly innovative chemical adhesive that mimics some natural principles, according to a press release issued by the Indian edition of MIT Technology Review, now in its fourth year of publication.

The only woman in this year’s list is Priyanka Sharma, 28, from CSIR-run Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh. She developed a plastic chip which uses simple techniques to detect toxic materials in the environment quickly and cost effectively.

Abhijeet Joshi, 28, from Ahmedabad’s National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, has developed an implantable platform to simultaneously diagnosis diseases and deliver drugs.

“Two decades of economic liberalisation unleashed the innovative energies of Indians with the private sector firms in the technology sector garnering mind space in the innovation arena in recent years, ” said Narayanan Suresh, group editor of Technology Review India.

The 20 technologists would present their innovations at the Emerging Technologies conference EmTech India 2012 at Bangalore later this month. The conference will be addressed by a team of eminent scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The India TR 35 programme started in 2010 and in the last two years, has identified 37 young innovators, the majority of them from small and medium-sized private research institutions.

“It is heartening to see IITs solving unique Indian problems. This culture of innovation in public institutions will enthuse thousands of bright students pursuing technical programs,” said Pradeep Gupta, publisher of Technology Review India and an alumnus of IIT Delhi.

This year Technology Review India received over 250 nominations from all over the country. Over a period of three months, a panel of 23 expert judges identified 20 individuals who have developed technologies that are likely to benefit the society at large.

CBI to probe the killing of IPS Officer Narendra Kumar

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 12:33 AM PDT

narendra kumarThe death of young IPS Officer Narendra Kumar on the day of Holi will be probed by Central Bureau of Investigation. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Tuesday announced that a CBI Team will investigate the matter.

Narendra Kumar’s family as well as opposition parties had been demanding a CBI probe into the murder.

On March 8, the 2009 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer was mowed down by a tractor-trolley, being driven by an alleged member of the mining mafia, when he tried to stop the vehicle carrying illegally-quarried stones in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh.

Chouhan had earlier ordered a judicial probe.

Vijay Bahuguna to lead Uttarakhand this time

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 12:24 AM PDT

vijay bahugunaCongress  Tehri-Garhwal MP Vijay Bahuguna  has been selected by the Party Management to be the next Chief Minister of the Uttarakhand.  His name was announced by Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad. ”It was decided by the MLAs and all the party leaders that Vijay Bahuguna will be the chief minister,” Azad announced.

This development is amid  grave threat by another party leader Harish Rawat to quit party, if he was not selected as the Chief Minister. Rawat claims to have support of 11 MLAs of the party.
The decision comes a day after Union Minister from the state Harish Rawat and Bahuguna held a two-hour meeting with Azad and Birender Singh.

Congress, with 32 seats in a house of 70, had staked its claim to form a government in the Himalayan state late last week after the results on March 6 threw up a hung assembly.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has 31 seats in the Uttarakhand assembly. The Congress has won the support of three Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs, apart from three independents and the lone MLA from the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal.

“A decision has been taken that Vijay Bahuguna will be the leader of the legislature party in Uttarkhand and the new chief minister,” Azad said in the presence of Bahuguna and Congress general secretary Chaudhary Birender Singh, who is in charge of party affairs in Uttarakhand.

Bahuguna is the son of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna and brother of present Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Rita Bahuguna-Joshi.

He is a vice president in the Uttarakhand Congress unit. An advocate by profession, He has served as a judge of the Allahabad and Bombay High Courts. He also served as the vice chairman of the Uttarakhand Planning Commission.

India to double Nuclear Power production by 2017

Posted: 12 Mar 2012 10:08 PM PDT

India will double its nuclear power production by 2017. This was revealed by President Pratibha Patil during the inauguration of Budget Session of Parliament.

In her address to the joint session of parliament, Patil said the installed capacity of nuclear plants had risen to 4,780 MW and was set to further increase to 10,080 MW by the end of the 12th Plan (2012-17).

“The government attaches the highest priority to safety while harnessing nuclear energy, and will not compromise on safety or the livelihood of any section of society in the pursuit of our nuclear energy programme,” she said.

There have been protests by locals against nuclear power plants in Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu, and Jaitapur, Maharashtra.

She said that after the Fukushima accident in Japan in March 2011, the government ordered technical reviews of all safety systems of nuclear power plants in the country.

“The reports were made public and their recommendations for enhancing safety are being implemented. The Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill has been introduced in parliament,” she said.

Stressing that India’s rightful place in the comity of nations hinges on the country’s ability to achieve socio-economic transformation through scientific and technological excellence.

“The government will persevere in its efforts to increase the expenditure on Research & Development from one percent to two percent of GDP,” she said.

Talking about India’s space programme, Patil said: “The government pursued the utilisation of space technologies for national benefit. Several major satellite launches are planned for 2012, including India’s first microwave remote sensing satellite with all-weather imaging capability and India’s first navigational satellite.”

Azim Premji to spend 1530 Crores to improve Education

Posted: 12 Mar 2012 09:11 PM PDT

ajeem premjiSoftware King Azim Premji has decided to sell his shares worth Rs 1530 crores to improve the quality of School Education in the country. Under the aegis of Ajim Premji Trust he will sell 35 million shares valued at Rs.1,530 crore ($300 million) to fund educational activities. He also runs Ajeem Premji University

In a regulatory notification Monday, the trust said the amount raised through the sale of shares would be used to scale up the foundation’s activities to improve the quality and equity in school education.

At close of trading Monday, the IT bellwether’s blue chip share of Rs.2 book value was quoting at Rs.437.15.

Premji, who still holds 78 percent of the Wipro’s equity stock, transferred 213 million shares, then valued at Rs.8,846 crore (Rs.88.46 billion) to the Trust in December 2010, which accounted for 8.7 percent of the company’s total shares.

“The foundation is scaling up its field programmes by establishing district and state-level institutions focused on capacity building of existing functionaries in the education and development sector,” the trust said in a statement here.

The endowment will also use a part of the fund to scale up the university’s programmes focused on research and teaching in education.

“In the next five years, the not-for-profit foundation aims to scale up six fold to 60 district and state-level institutions from 10, especially in the disadvantaged districts across the country,” the statement noted.

Each such district, where the foundation will establish an institution will also have two ‘demonstration schools’.

“The university will also scale up its teaching and research programmes over the next five years,” the statement added.

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