India economic growth to surpass China’s in 2015-16

A mid-year update of the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects report says India’s economic growth is to surpass China’s in 2015-16. According to the report, Indian GDP is expected to zoom by 7.7 per cent in 2016 which will help accelerate economic growth in South Asia. It will overtake China, which is projected to … Read more

8 core industries grow by 4.2 % in April

Output of the country’s eight core industries rose by 4.2 per cent in April this year compared to the same month last year. This was boosted by higher electricity, fertiliser and cement production. According to official data released yesterday, the coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity sectors had expanded … Read more

Oil slick detected – a new clue on the surface of the water

Another possible clue into the plane’s disappearance emerged Monday. Australian officials announced the Australian ship Ocean Shield had detected an oil slick Sunday evening. It is unclear where the oil came from. A 2-liter sample has been collected for examination, but it will take a few days to analyze. “I stress the source of the … Read more

India a potential growth market for Canadian forest products

After oil and gas and power, Canada is strongly pitching for its forestry sector saying India is a strong potential growth market for Canadian forest products. Canadian minister of natural resources Joe Oliver, who was in the city over the weekend, said in Mumbai, as India grows, its demand for wood products is expected to … Read more

Yoga in menopause reduces insomnia symptoms

Taking a 12-week yoga class and practicing at home was linked to less insomnia—but not to fewer or less bothersome hot flashes or night sweats. The link between yoga and better sleep was the only statistically significant finding in this MsFLASH (Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health) Network randomized controlled trial. “Many … Read more

Would US try to punish Syria?

US forces are readying to strike Syria, though the West insists its goal is not regime change but to punish President Bashar al-Assad’s government for unleashing chemical warfare on civilians. The ground for a military intervention was laid out by US Vice President Joe Biden, who for the first time said last week’s attack, thought … Read more

Midday Meal Scheme – mass poisoning of children in Bihar – 23 died

On 16 July 2013, many school children died and dozens more fell ill after eating a contaminated meal at the Dharmashati Gandaman primary school in the Mashrakh block of Saran district, Bihar, India. Preliminary inquiries suggest that a high level of organic phosphorus content in the meal could have caused the deaths of the children … Read more

EPFO Employees Contribute Rs. One Crore to Uttrakhand Calamity

Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Sis Ram Ola today flagged off the material, collected by the employees and officers of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation. The seven trucks loaded with relief materials flagged off on the occasion carrying rice, atta, pulses, refined oil, sugar, potatoes, clothes, shoes and other materials to provide relief to … Read more

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