Chemistry Research Ushers A New Hope For Humanity
"The three scientists developed laboratory methods of controlling evolution and harnessing its power to engineer enzymes and bind proteins using same tools as nature, of genetic mutation and selection for the benefit of mankind. This is called ‘directed evolution’, a man-made procedure that compresses the evolution timescale by orders of magnitude down to a few years. The notion of ‘survival of the fittest’ in nature’s scheme of things is mimicked in the laboratory through directed evolution to create new useful entities." "The three scientists used those same processes to solve problems facing humans. These include the promotion of a greener chemicals industry, the production of useful new materials, manufacturing sustainable biofuels as well as mitigating diseases and saving lives. "
Can The Service Sector Drive The Indian Economy For Long
Countries, be it developed or developing, are confronting the problem of economic dualism where the technology-oriented sector, which is highly advanced and globally integrated owing to the use of capital intensive resources, employs lesser manpower for production and the social sector absorbs more labour force in spite of having lesser productivity and fails to compete at the international level. It gives rise to a catch-22 situation for policymakers regarding the sector to be promoted, i.e., technology or social.
The Flip Side Of Interim Budget 2019
The Interim Budget 2019 has been prepared keeping in view certain international and national developments.
Retail Inflation Down At The Cost Of Farmers
Should India cheer the decline in inflation rate or mourn it as this was caused largely by a fall in the prices of agricultural produce and thus, would affect the country’s farm economy?
Reducing Lifestyle Diseases
According to Daniel Lieberman, Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, over the course of millions of years, apes living in the forests of Africa changed to modern humans.
Pulwama Terror Attack: Time To Act
A convoy comprising of around 2500 Indian CRPF jawans and officers were struck by a car bomb on February 14, 2019 leading to the death of more than 44 CRPF jawans.
Prayag Kumbh: Forum For Emergence Of Ideas
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the Kumbh Mela in India to be in the ‘Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ during its 12th session being held at Jeju, South Korea from 4-9 December, 2019.
Nature In A Bottle
Family tradition, regional heritage, organic farming and a penchant to preserve the local tasty cuisine are some of the driving forces which resulted in two unique brands of pickles and allied products.
Indo-Pak Trade Dips Drastically
India and Pakistan have never shared decent trade relations because of political uncertainty.
Bengal Investment Summit
The West Bengal government organised the fifth Bengal Investment Summit on February 7-8, 2019, with great fanfare.
Animals That Turn Gods
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister, Women & Child Welfare, GoI
A Confluence Of Ideas
The 11th edition of the World Confluence of Humanity Power and Spirituality was concluded on December 21 and 22, 2018, at The Westin Hotel Kolkata, India. This spiritual gathering was jointly organised by Srei Foundation and Kanoria Foundation and the theme for this year was ‘Spirituality and Humanity’. Many religious leaders representing Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism were present at the confluence including representatives of the Ramakrishna Mission, Ahisma Vishwa Bharati, Divine Shakti Foundation, All India Imam Organisation, Paramarth Niketan Ashram, and Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre, Ladakh. The ‘World Confluence of Humanity, Power & Spirituality’ aptly christened ‘Enlightenment, a Journey Within Through Service’ is aimed towards motivating people to cultivate and integrate the inner virtues with the outer being and to imbibe a strong value system coupled with a rich cultural and religious heritage. The first day session of the 11th Edition of the World Confluence was inaugurated by the honourable Governor of West Bengal, Keshari Nath Tripathi.
Rural And Agrarian Crises Largely Unaddressed
Against the backdrop of recent farmers’ agitations in large parts of India and the BJP’s unexpectedly poor electoral performance in many states, it was expected that the NDA government would present a farmer-centric rural budget this time round. and middle-class oriented budget and may increase the disposable income in the hands of the rural population and the Indian middle class.
Kashmiri Youth Expands Business Via Social Media, Becomes Role Model
Musaib Nisar, a post-graduate student of environmental science from the volatile Pulwama district of South Kashmir, has used social media for promotion of his furniture business at a time when security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir are repeatedly cautioning against the negative use of social media.
ICAI Organises A Post Budget Analysis
The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) recently organised a post-budget analysis in association with the Indian Museum, Kolkata, and Business Economics.
‘Go Hyper-Local' Is The New Mantra Of Multinational Food And Beverage Companies
In the last couple of decades, India has seen a surge in serious ailments like cancer, cardiac ailments and diabetes. Most of these were attributed to a growing sedentary life, changing lifestyles, preference to western cuisine, increased availability of packaged fast food and consumption of soft drinks.
The IBC Can Transform The Indian Steel Sector
The Indian steel industry had suffered in the past from the structural ailment of fragmentation.
Srei Lists Its Equipment Finance Business
The proposed capital augmentation scheme is expected to further infuse around 500 crore in our equipment finance business and will pave the way for multifold growth.
Recycling Plastic To Revive Environment
Plastic poses one of the stiffest environmental challenges today.
Online Platforms Boost Real Estate
The Indian real estate sector is expected to touch around $180 billion by 2020.
KYC Remediation- A Boon For BFSI
Globally, the Know your Customer (KYC) process is a way for banks, financial institutions, service provider companies (for e.g., telecom, power, gas, internet, DTH TV et al.), various government departments, educational institutions, and many others to verify the identity of their clients.
Indian Leather Industry Positioned For Growth
The Indian leather industry, with an annual turnover of over $12 billion, has recorded a cumulative annual growth of about 3.09% in the last five years.
Higher Demand Steers Steel Sector's Revival
After almost a decade of indifferent growth, the recovery of the global economy and that of the steel industry in 2017 points to a positive outlook for India’s steel sector.
Growth In Steel Industry Augurs Well For Ancillaries
The Indian government has defined an ancillary industry as, “An unit, having capital investment not exceeding 1 crore, which produce parts, components, sub-assemblies and tooling for supply against known or anticipated demand of one or more large units manufacturing and assembling complete products and which is not a subsidiary to or controlled by any large unit in regard to the negotiation of contracts for supply of its goods to any large unit.
Coking Coal Scarcity Affects Indian Steel
The Indian government is focusing on the steel sector.
United Bank Of India View Of Banking In Economy
We are not hesitant to give loans to agriculture or MSMEs for fear of loan waivers or other uncertainties. We have to maintain our due diligence and proper risk analysis in serving loans. Uncertainty is an essential part of the business.
Propaganda Warfare Now Extends To Cinema
Critics have found fault with the three films released this week, which are overtly political.
Mounting Agricultural Stress In India
The Indian agricultural sector was adequately focused in the first Five Year Plan and its performance was impressive.
Is Digital India The Way Forward?
The transaction system in India has seen revolutionary changes in the recent past with many tools and apps coming up to encourage Indians to go cashless.
Indian Economy Had A Hesitant 2018; Will This Year Be Better?
After nose-diving to a five-year low of 6.7% in 2017-18, India’s GDP growth is projected to grow at over 7% in 2018-19.