Ministry of Science & Technology designs new initiatives to connect farmers with science; launches Biotech-Kisan and Cattle Genomics programs

2016-10-27 10:06:49

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India highlights science programs for farmers--Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics. By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India organized a press conference on 26 October, 2016 at the CSIR Science Centre, New Delhi. The theme was \'Impacting Farmers\' Lives thro

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US, DBT call for applications for Bioenergy-Awards for Cutting Edge Research (B-ACER)

2016-10-27 10:04:28

To nurture future innovators and thought leaders in Biofuel and Bioenergy, DBT has announced Bioenergy-Awards for Cutting Edge Research (B-ACER) — a transformative program developed to nurture contacts between students and scientists from India and the United States.By Team ABLERecognizing that clean and efficient energy, environmental protection and energy security are among the biggest challen

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US trade association Pennsylvania Bio changes name to Life Sciences Pennsylvania

2016-10-27 10:03:21

The United States most recognized life sciences trade association, Pennsylvania Bio has announced today that it has outgrown its name after 27 years and is changing its name and brand to Life Sciences Pennsylvania.By Team ABLEThe independent association has expanded well beyond its founders’ original focus on biotechnology and today has a membership of more than 700 organizations representing th

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Tata Trusts, University of California San Diego partner to establish Tata Institute for Active Genetics and Society

2016-10-26 08:02:04

The institute represents a binational scientific partnership to undertake research that will advance science and technology to support human needs.By Team ABLEThe University of California San Diego has announced its collaboration with the India-based philanthropic organization Tata Trusts, which includes the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, the Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the Tata Education and Development Tr

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Five UK research centers form BioPilotsUK Alliance to strengthen the Britain’s bioeconomy

2016-10-26 07:59:32

The BioPilotsUK has been established to enable Britain realize the potential to tap both bio-resources and biotechnology to create novel industrial products and processes necessary for an economically and environmentally sustainable nation.By Team ABLEFive established R&D centers across the United Kingdom formed a new alliance called BioPilotsUK. This alliance is aimed at establishing Britain

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MTaI’s Pavan Choudary voices disappointment on some medical device rules

2016-10-26 07:57:56

Pavan Choudary, Director General of Medical Technology Association of India, has voiced his concern that some points on which the Health Ministry had agreed to are not reflected in the draft rules.By Team ABLEIn a press announcement, the Medical Technology Association of India (MtaI) has expressed concern over the draft medical devices policy.  Pavan Choudary, Director General, MtaI, said,

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Indo-Italy scientific and technological cooperation re-launched

2016-10-26 07:56:22

The Indo-Italian Joint Committee has decided to re-launch the scientific and technological cooperation program between the two countries.By Team ABLEThe Indo-Italian Joint Committee established under the Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement has decided to re-launch cooperation in the sectors of science, technology and innovation. The original agreement was signed between Italy and In

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NITI Aayog, Ministry of Agriculture hold consultations on agriculture reforms

2016-10-26 07:39:07

NITI Aayog and Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MAFW) jointly organized a one day national consultation with States and UTs on Reforms in Agriculture. By Team ABLEA consultative meeting organized by NITI Aayog and MAFW, discussed three key areas of reform namely (i) agricultural marketing reforms (ii) laws related to felling, transportation and processing of farm forestry produce and (

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Evolva pre-launches portal for online product sales

2016-10-26 07:37:53

Evolva has pre-launched its portal for online product sales. By TeamABLEEvolva’s WebShop was created to expand the sales and marketing platform for Evolva’s resveratrol, the functional ingredient in red wine that you’ve been hearing about (see also In the near future, the WebShop will offer a wide range of Evolva products. The WebShop currently targets business-to-business c

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Department of Animal Husbandry steps up efforts to curb Avian Flu; new virus subtype H5N8 confirmed

2016-10-26 07:36:38

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has urged the National Institute for High Security Animal Diseases to investigate the outbreak thoroughly to determine the source of avian flu infections and has also instructed the department to take necessary precautions while handling sick/dead birds.By Team ABLEThe National Institute for High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal,

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