Odisha to set up mineral exploration corporation

Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 : The Odisha government on Friday discussed the modalities of setting up the Odisha Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (OMECL) to streamline the process of mining in the state. An inter-departmental meeting headed by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi deliberated on the structure and functioning of the proposed corporation. The objectives of the […]

Nominations open for Chameli Devi Jain Award

New Delhi, Jan 15 : Nominations have been invited for the Chameli Devi Jain Award for an outstanding woman mediaperson for 2015-16, The Media Foundation said on Friday. First given away in 1982, the award recognises outstanding woman journalists who have made a difference through writing with depth, dedication, courage and compassion. The Foundation said […]

NICED in talks with Bengal to launch cholera vaccine

Kolkata, Jan 15 : The National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), a premier institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is in talks with the West Bengal government to introduce a cholera vaccine ahead of the peak season as a preventive measure. “We have received a positive vibe from the state […]

Government, RBI keeping close watch on rupee: Official

New Delhi, Jan 15 : In the wake of the rupee falling to 67.60 against the US dollar, the government on Friday said it, along with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), is keeping a close watch on currency movements and that the current account deficit (CAD) will remain under control. “Finance Ministry and RBI […]

Madhya Pradesh celebrates Makar Sankranti over two days

Bhopal, Jan 15 : The festival of Makar Sankranti on Friday saw enthusiastic and prolonged celebrations in Madhya Pradesh with holy baths, pujas and alms giving. This year’s festival, which marks the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path, is being celebrated over two days since Thursday. […]