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A technical method proposed for converting coffee waste into biofuels :Prof Sanette Marx & Dr. Sanjib Kumar Karmee

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 Dr. Sanjib Kumar Karmee *  Prof Sanette Marx  A new study entitled “Biofuels from spent coffee grounds: Comparison of processing routes” authored by South African researcher Prof Sanette Marx and Odia scientist Dr. Sanjib Kumar Karmee is reported in the journal Biofuels, published by the Taylor & Francis Group. Other authors of the publication are Dr. Roelf Venter, Tony de ...

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Rajya Sabh passes Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill

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New Delhi:23/9/20: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill sans opposition making Aadhaar mandatory for registration of organisations receiving foreign funds, and also to give the government powers to stop utilisation of foreign funds by an organisation through a “summary enquiry”. The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020, which seeks an amendment to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, proposes ...

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Central government has sanctioned Rs 8.2 crore as collateral-free loans to street vendors in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar:23/9/20: The Narendra Modi-led Central government has sanctioned Rs 8.2 crore as collateral-free loans to street vendors in Odisha under Prime Minister Street Vendor’s Amta Nirbhar Nidhi Scheme (PM SVANidhi), informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. He said so far Rs 0.81 crore has been disbursed by the Centre for the State. Taking to Twitter, Pradhan thanked PM Modi, Finance Minister ...

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Odisha with 4237 new positives taking the total count of coronavirus infections to 192548

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Bhubaneswar:23/9/20 The surge in COVID-19 cases continued in Odisha with 4237 new positives reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total count of coronavirus infections to 192548. While 2485 cases were detected in quarantine, 1752 are local contacts, informed State I&PR department. The death toll has mounted to 736 as 15 more patients succumbed to the virus on Tuesday, ...

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Dr.Harsh Vardhan chairs Aarogya Manthan on 2nd Anniversary of Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana

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Newdelhi:23/9/20:Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare chaired ‘Aarogya Manthan’ 2.0 celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) in the presence of Sh. Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. Lauding AB-PMJAY as a ‘historic step’, Dr. Harsh Vardhan noted, “As the world’s largest public-supported health assurance scheme, ...

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Parliament passes the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020

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Newdelhi:23/9/20: The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 with provisions to remove commodities like cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion, and potatoes from the list of essential commodities was passed by Rajya Sabha yesterday Earlier, the bill was introduced by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in the Lok Sabha on 14th September 2020 to replace ...

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Permission granted to the PESO to introduce ISO Tank Containers for movement of Liquid Oxygen

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Newdelhi:23/9/20: In the wake of the Covid19 pandemic, and the urgent need felt to move oxygen in sufficient quantity, at a short notice, from surplus areas to deficit areas, it was felt necessary to give permission to ISO containers to move liquid oxygen for domestic transport. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), M/o Commerce and Industry, has ...

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Well known Actor and Dubbing Artist Dinesh Rout Passed away

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BHUBANESWAR:22/9/20; Well known Actor and Dubbing Artist Dinesh Rout Passed away, Rout known for his performance in films. theatre, drama and he was a well-known dubbing artist.  Dinesh Rout was working in the   Song and drama division Odisha unit, Bhubaneswar which is under I & B Ministry Government of India. He was admitted to COVID   Sum Hospital Bhubaneswar. In spite of ...

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Efficacy of COVID vaccine may land between 50-100%:

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New Delhi:22/9/20: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine in India is likely to remain between 50 to 100 percent, however, they are trying for 100 percent efficiency. “We are aiming for 100 percent efficacy but may land between 50 to 100 percent. However, it still would be an effective vaccine against the ...

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Odisha Fire Service inspects 60 Covid health institutes in wake of fire mishap in Covid hospital

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Cuttack:22/9/20: Odisha Fire Service visited as many as 33 COVID Hospitals, 26 COVID Care Centres and one COVID Isolation Centre to ascertain the adequacy and operability of fire safety measures in those premises. The fire safety inspection was conducted in the wake of a fire mishap in a COVID Hospital in Cuttack on Monday. A fire has broken out at Intensive ...

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