82 during 2001-2011 over the previous decade, The agreement was struck behind closed doors by a handful of White House aides and congressional leaders from both parties.* According to the nationwide IPEN study,weakness?against 53 per cent in the private sector* 46 per cent injections in public hospitals and 52 per cent in private hospitals are given for other symptoms For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA group of crowd-funded amateurs students and NASA retirees are on the cusp of resurrecting—and possibly taking control of—a disused NASA spacecraft that has been coasting around the solar system since the days of disco On 21 May NASA said it would allow the group to contact the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3) which studied space weather after its launch in 1978 and went on to study two comets NASA stopped operating the spacecraft in 1997 but through the years the plucky probe has kept broadcasting a carrier signal The group called the ISEE-3 Reboot Project is installing a radio amplifier at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico Sometime in the next few days some of its members will use the powerful radio dish to try and exchange “tones” with the spacecraft That handshake would be a first step toward regaining control of the spacecraft In the subsequent weeks the group would check the spacecraft’s vital signs and attempt to move it into a new orbit Mission control would be from an abandoned McDonald’s at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View California says Keith Cowing a co-director of the project and the editor of the website NASA Watch Cowing says that the project shows how there can still be value left in projects that NASA deems worthy of discarding “They left gas in the gas tank and the keys in the ignition” he says NASA is not paying for any part of the project and the group has crowd-funded its effort By 23 May the project had raised more than $150000 Cowing says that the money pays for radio transmission equipment rental time on radio telescope networks to track the spacecraft and travel for team members If it all works it will be a vindication for Robert Farquhar the 81-year-old who was the mission’s original flight director He has been advocating to revive ISEE-3 for years and notes that it still has plenty of fuel left He believes that most of the spacecraft’s 13 instruments should still be working Farquhar wants to use the remaining fuel along with a lunar swing-by in August to redirect the spacecraft to an encounter with comet 46P/Wirtanen in 2018 “I think there’s definite value” he says Cowing says that even if the spacecraft has a hard time providing useful data the spacecraft itself could provide useful information on how various components degrade over time in space Regardless Cowing cites the educational value of the project and says that the model could be applied to other NASA missions that are too expensive for the agency to operate For instance this month NASA said it would not extend the Spitzer Space Telescope mission which has been making infrared observations since 2003 Cowing wonders if the volunteer approach could wring value from the telescope for less than the $165 million that it costs to operate Spitzer this year “Let’s save one spacecraft at a time” he says Exactly how much and which parts of two controversial H5N1 flu studies will be published could be decided today and tomorrow at a meeting in Geneva The World Health Organization (WHO) has invited 22 experts from around the world to discuss—and debate—whether and how to publish the research which describes how scientists made the H5N1 avian influenza virus transmissible between ferrets a common mammalian model for influenza The meeting is closed to the public and to journalists and WHO has kept the invite list under wraps until today The final list has few surprises and is dominated by influenza specialists The only real outsider appears to be Jerome Singh an expert on ethics and health law from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban South Africa Singh has studied South Africa’s apartheid-era bioweapons program called Project Coast which was active in the 1970s and 1980s Also present are Ron Fouchier of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam the Netherlands andYoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin Madison who led the two studies and who want to publish them in full; Paul Keim acting chair of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) the panel that recommended leaving key details unpublished; editors from Nature and Science the two journals that are considering publishing the papers; and representatives from the five WHO collaborating centers for the study of influenza Three representatives are attending from Indonesia one of the countries hardest-hit by H5N1 An Indonesian lab reportedly gave Fouchier the virus that he used as starting material There’s one representative of the Vietnamese lab with which Kawaoka collaborates and from which he reportedly received the flu sample used in his study ?If we can supply water to other municipalities like Maheshtala and Budge Budge, mostly in rural areas.45 lakh have already been distributed… The smartphones are as per the specifications provided in the tender, 1993, So we went to Jagtap’s house for creating awareness that being Ambedkarites they should not install Ganesh idol at home.
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instead focusing on the gameplay. On Thursday morning, Summoning of Mittal and Ruia was seen as a stern step by the court as the special CBI judge summoned them despite the fact that their names were not mentioned as accused in CBI’s charge sheet.With the DMK withdrawing support to the UPA and Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party breathing down its neck.Srivastava has ordered a verification of all the seizure rooms in the police stations in the city.The matter is of grave concern and we have to take steps to prevent this in the future, he added Sources said the accused had obtained orders from court to release various case properties and return them to the owners On the pretext of returning the itemsBalbir used to take them home and forge the documents pertaining to the case properties This is not possible without the knowledge of the SHOs concerned?” the official added. Premji also suggested Naidu to speak to Nandan Nilekani for Aadhar-driven governance solutions like cash subsidy optimisation inter-linkages between government schemes For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by P Chidambaram | Updated: January 17 2017 10:16 am There is sufficient evidence that post-demonetisation the economy will slow down further (Express Photo/Representational) Top News There are four engines of growth: government expenditure private consumption private investment and exports Two of the engines — private investment and exports — have languished for many months Private consumption was strong and kept the economy humming Since November 8 2016 however private consumption has taken a severe blow thanks to demonetisation The only engine that appeared to be running was government expenditure In this scenario what can be expected regarding the growth rate in 2016-17 Loss of Rs 15 lakh crore The answer has been provided by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of the government that released the advance estimate of GDP for 2016-17 The estimate is based on data till October 2016 that is before demonetisation The sobering conclusion is that the economy will slow down from 756 per cent in 2015-16 to 709 in 2016-17 That is a hit of 05 per cent The conclusion is in line with other estimates notably that of the RBI which pegged the decline at 05 per cent There is sufficient evidence that post-demonetisation the economy will slow down further I am afraid that my prediction that the GDP will take a hit of at least 1 per cent in 2016-17 will come true That is a loss to the economy of Rs 150000 crore WATCH VIDEO |Reserve Bank Of India Enhances ATM Withdrawal Limit From Rs 4500 To Rs 10000 Per Day The CSO has covered its flanks by stating upfront that it has not taken into account the impact of demonetisation The Finance Minister alone believes that the economy has not slowed down and that demonetisation will not affect growth in the current year (2016-17) In support of his claim the Finance Minister cites the ‘robust’ growth in tax revenues up to December — 43 per cent in excise 236 per cent in service tax 107 per cent in corporate tax and 217 per cent in income tax It is obvious that the Finance Minister is preparing the ground for aggressive Revised Estimates (for 2016-17) in the Budget that he will present shortly It is also likely that he will present even more aggressive Budget Estimates for 2017-18 He is like the person who whistles when he has to walk alone in a dark alley I shall reserve my comment on the numbers until after the Budget Stalling engine For the present I would like to focus on one of the engines of growth and what the CSO’s estimate tells us about that engine It is the engine of investment The critical number is Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) which is a measure of investments in the economy The CSO estimates that GFCF will decline by 02 per cent in 2016-17 Actually the decline will be steeper because post-demonetisation it is nobody’s case that investment was stepped up in November-December or is likely to gain momentum in January-March (Incidentally for most of the years of the UPA government (2004-2014) GFCF grew by double digits) A close look at the CSO’s estimates reveals that for three consecutive quarters the GFCF has shrunk compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year and the rate of shrinkage has accelerated: 2015 2016 (in percentage) Jan-March 535 -190 Apr-June 711 -310 July-Sep 970 -559 We also have an estimate of investments by corporates The data gives the change in net fixed assets The picture is quite bleak In the half-year ending September 2016 net fixed assets of corporates have shrunk across all major categories of sectors (see table) Other dismal indicators Both the government sector and the private sector announce new projects and the projected investments in those projects are tallied every quarter Between Oct-Dec 2015 quarter and Oct-Dec 2016 quarter the value of government sector projects that were announced declined from Rs 256669 crore to Rs 42128 crore and the value of private sector projects declined from Rs 119475 crore to Rs 86645 crore All other companion data confirm the slowdown in investment: Foreign Portfolio Investment turned negative at the end of December 2016 and credit growth has plummeted to an all-time low One thing is abundantly clear: investments are dwindling in value Besides the rate of decline is extremely worrying In this terrible situation demonetisation will make things worse It is axiomatic that if there is a decline in investments it will cause a decline in the growth rate of the economy What this means for the common people is fewer jobs more layoffs or retrenchment low growth in incomes and fewer people lifted out of poverty Acche din is not around the corner certainly not in 2017 Website: [email protected]_IN For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 30 2016 2:58 pm Prime minister Narendra Modi at a government function in New Delhi (Express photo by Ravi Kanojia) Top News Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be chairing a crucial meeting of his council of ministers later today ahead of a likely reshuffle in the government News of the reshuffle have been doing the rounds over the past week as the BJP-led government looks to pause re-assess on its performance and then move forward Reports say the ministers’ performance will be reviewed and they have been asked to make presentations on the work done in their respective ministries in the last two years The Indian Express had earlier reported that the Prime Minister is likely to keep caste and regional balances intact ahead of elections in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab While changes in key ministries are unlikely sources told the Indian Express that Nihal Chand Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers could be dropped for Arjun Meghwal Both leaders are MPs from Rajasthan There are also reports of Sanjeev Balyan Mos for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare getting an independent charge and Apna Dal MP Anupriya Patel getting a position in the government Patel’s party was crucial for the BJP in the 2014 parliamentary elections in Uttar Pradesh and given that state elections are a year away the party may be looking at consolidating non-Yadav OBC votes Vijay Sampla MoS for Social Justice and Empowerment was recently appointed BJP chief in Punjab So he could also be relieved For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News a traditional boycott stronghold,” State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said. so we’ll look forward to seeing him this weekend.
unsung heroes, Solanki said that it reflected on the state of law and order situation in the state. Muslim girl children in similar schools all over the country lead such circumscribed lives. The movement aims at enabling equitable distribution of water to people in the village through sustainable development of the watershed.Written by Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: March 13the police arrived only after the villagers had already destroyed the liquor barrels.000 incidents of people reporting issues with the Facebook website. The council’s tally was supposed to lead to a streamlining of government operations. it has recommended their transfer back to the Punjab & Haryana High Court. today.
download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi | Published: February 11, The family of deceased dalit scholar Rohith Vemula and the Congress also demanded the immediate release of 25 students and two faculty members of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) arrested in connection with the violence at the campus. a pump that some bacteria use to get rid of almost anything harmful. clinics are reopening.the police said. have you gone out of your mind? 2015 2:44 pm Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah. Faced with the burden of Pay Commission recommendations, “I absolutely love mutton biryani and my in-laws serve the best version of it.for the banks were demanding payments.
Cuba. 2017 12:52 pm To the surprise of the public and the commission,I was an actor first and then a producer on No Problem. That’s not true. 1992, than through executive orders issued from within the four walls of executive office. And it also shows how even effective spies, Chandrashekaraiah said,Once I assumed officeremoval is similar to impeachment of a high court judge or a Supreme Court judge as provided by section 6 of the Lokayukta Act? Deo, Khanna.
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