SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 201912:26 AM IST

Juvenile diabetes needs better messaging

India’s preoccupation with the rapidly spreading epidemic of adult diabetes tended to overlook the 75,000 children with diabetes who needed lifelong insulin for survival, said Jitendra Singh, Union minister of state for science and technology. Inaugurating the Afro-Asian conclave on diabetic children here today Singh said early in his career as…

Banks open 52.9 mn Jan Dhan accounts

Banks have opened 52.9 million accounts under the Jan Dhan Yojana, of which 31.2 million are in rural and 21.7 million are in urban areas. RuPay cards have been issued for 17.8 million accounts, the government announced today. The mission director for the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana reviewed the…

Power, coal firms to build 100,000 school toilets

State-owned energy companies will build 100,000 toilets in schools within a year. Piyush Goyal, union minister of state for power, coal and renewable energy, said in a webcast from Mumbai today that public sector undertakings under his ministries would make this their commitment to the Swachh Bharat mission. He said…

Modi launches public health campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it was a national responsibility to help fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of a clean India by his 150th birth anniversary in 2019. Launching the Swachh Bharat mission at Rajpath in New Delhi, Modi said of Gandhi`s two dreams, Quit India and Clean India, the second…

NTPC, PowerGrid to test offshore wind power

An NTPC-led consortium today signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a joint venture company to undertake the country’s first offshore wind power project along the Gujarat coast. The MoU was signed by the ministry of renewable energy, the National Institute of Wind Energy, and the consortium of partners…

Infosys, Stanford tie up for analytics research

Infosys today announced a strategic relationship with the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME), Stanford University to develop curriculum in data science and analytics. Infosys and the ICME would undertake joint research using data science to find solutions to key industry issues, the company said in a release. These…

L&T bags Rs 631 cr Lucknow Metro contract

L&T Construction has bagged a Rs 631 crore order from the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation to build 8.5 km of elevated viaducts and eight elevated stations in 24 months. Lucknow will be the eighth city in India where L&T will execute a mass rail transit system after the Delhi, Chennai,…

Roshni Nadar receives award for VidyaGyan

The World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship has awarded Roshni Nadar Malhotra, trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation and chief executive of HCL Corporation, for philanthropic innovation. The award was conferred for VidyaGyan, an initiative in rural leadership development by the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Manvi Chaudhary, a student of VidyaGyan,…

Wipro in Dow Jones sustainability index again

Wipro, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company today announced that it had been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. A total of 1,813 companies were assessed from around the world of which 319…

Walmart on target to benefit 6,000 farmers

Sunhara Prayas,  a project supported by Walmart Foundation, has benefited 4,541 women farmers and farm workers with training, self-help groups and market linkages since its launch in December 2012 in five districts of Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. With six months left of the two-year project, Sunhara Prayas has already reached…