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PayU India tied-up with redBus to attract customers to use its wallet PayU Money

This tie-up is expected to increase the wallet customers from the current 5 million users to 20 million by 2015 end.

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Uber Cabs tied-up with Bharti Airtel to set up WiFi hotspots in each of its cabs

As part of this partnership, Uber riders across India can now pay for their trips using Airtel's mobile wallet service Airtel Money.

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ICICI Bank launched locker facility named Smart Vault

The Smart Vault uses robotic technology to access the lockers from the safe vault and enables customers to conveniently access their lockers at any time of their preference.

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Global satellite named 'GlobalSat for DRR' proposed to be named after Abdul Kalam

The satellite to be used for earth observation and disaster risk reduction will be renamed as UN Kalam GlobalSat.

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Multi Application Solar Telescope operationalised at Udaipur Solar Observatory

MAST’s dome is a collapsible dome made of tensile fabric. The telescope will be used to measure vector magnetic fields of active regions at different heights of the solar atmosphere.

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India foiled UK’s Pangaea Laboratories bid to patent use of turmeric, pine bark and tea

Earlier, CSIR-TKDL also foiled an attempt of Colgate-Palmolive Company to patent a mouthwash formula containing herb (Nutmeg- Jayaphal) extract used in Indian traditional systems.

Recommended for : CSIR-TKDL , TKDL , Ayurveda , Unani , Pangaea Laboratories Limited , Traditional Knowledge Digital Library

NDRI scientists developed technique to decrease cholesterol level in Ghee

Use of this technique will help to reduce the level of cholesterol in Ghee up to 85 to 90 percent. It also does not affect the taste and quality of the ghee.

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Indigenous Visibility Measuring System, DRISHTI, installed at IGI Airport

The system will be used for reporting the runway visual range, which is a critical parameter for safe landing and take-off of aircraft in poor visibility conditions (<25 to >2000 meters).

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India’s 1st indigenously designed and developed High Thrust cryogenic rocket engine tested

The engine will be used for powering the Cryogenic stage (C25), the upper stage of the next generation GSLV Mk-III launch vehicle of ISRO, capable of launching four tonne class satellites.

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Union Government launched Delhi Police Railway Helpline Number 1512

This helpline will serve as a very useful mechanism for rail passengers.

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Scientists created mini heart on microchip with stem cells

It is hardly the width of a human hair and is expected to replace non-human animal models that are used in drug discovery and development process.

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White-Fi technology of Microsoft to boost Digital India Initiative

White-Fi technology uses the unused spectrum in frequencies utilised for broadcasting of television signals and use it for the internet. In technology parlance, these unused spectrum spaces are called White Space

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Electronic Nose for environmental monitoring jointly developed by CSIR-NEERI & C-DAC

It uses an array of sensors that function on the principle similar to that of human olfaction to sniff out variety of volatile organic compounds.

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Champagne vineyards of France granted with World Heritage status by UNESCO

The Champagne World Heritage status covered the places where sparkling wine was developed using a second fermentation method in the bottle from the beginning of the 17th century.

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Corporation Bank launched first MUDRA card under Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana

The card is based on the RuPay platform and facilitates the withdrawal and use of the working capital finance by micro entrepreneurs.

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MIT Scientists developed a Quantum Dot Spectrometer small enough to function within a smartphone

QD spectrometer represents a new application for quantum dots, which have been used primarily for biological molecules and labeling cells, as well as in television screens and computers

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राष्ट्रीय हरित अधिकरण ने हरिद्वार और ऋषिकेश में प्लास्टिक के उपयोग पर प्रतिबंध लगाया

राष्ट्रीय हरित अधिकरण ने 2 जुलाई 2015 को हरिद्वार और ऋषिकेश के तीर्थ स्थलों पर प्लास्टिक की थैलियों के प्रयोग पर पूर्ण प्रतिबंध लगा दिया है.

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Union Government released the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural India

The survey was completed in all the 640 districts. It provides very useful data on households regarding various aspects of their socio-economic status– housing, land-holding, educational status, status of women.

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National Green Tribunal banned use of Plastic in Haridwar & Rishikesh

The bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar gave the direction on a complaint filed by environmentalist MC Mehta against pollution of the Ganga River.

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NASA successfully flight tested Prandtl-d, prototype of first Mars airplane

Prandtl-d will undergo further flight tests in 2015 and 2016, results of which will be used in developing the Prandtl-m aircraft.

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Three-drug lethal injection protocol use did not violate Constitution: US Supreme Court

The court in its ruling said that the use of Midazolam does not violate the Constitution in terms of being cruel and unusual punishment as per Eighth Amendment of the US Constitution

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PM launched AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission and Housing for All (Urban)

During the occasion, the Prime Minister released logos and taglines for AMRUT and Smart Cities Mission; and guidelines for AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission and Housing for All (Urban).

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Union Ministry of Home Affairs designated Agatti and Minicoy Islands as Immigration Check Posts

Both the islands will be used as transit points for all classes of passengers with valid travel documents from 30 June 2015.

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Scientists discovered a way to guide electric discharges using lasers

The finding has many potential applications including the ability to control the path of lightning.

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France announced ban on earphones for Drivers and Cyclists

Those found using earphones while driving a vehicle or riding a cycle will be fined 135 Euro (214 dollar) and lose three license points.

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IAMAI released Social Media in India 2014 report

The report analysed the trends in using social media across the country between March 2014 and April 2015.

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Union Government launched weather alert service NOWCAST

NOWCAST will be used to send SMS alerts on extreme weather data originated by IMD to over one crore farmers whose mobile numbers are registered on government’s mKisan portal.

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Bengaluru based Ganit labs developed 5000 rupees test for tongue cancer patients

The low cost gene mapping based test assumes significance against the backdrop of growing instances of tongue cancer cases across India.

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Previously unknown extreme star formation Eye of Medusa observed 100 million light years away

The observations were conducted by Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (IRAM) using the NOEMA (Northern Extended Millimeter Array).

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CSIR set up India’s first Micro Air Vehicle Aerodynamics Research Tunnel in Bengaluru

The tunnel first of its kind in India will be used to test the fixed-wing, flapping-wing and rotary-wing MAVs in the 500 mm wingspan category.

Recommended for : National Programme-Micro Air Vehicles , NP-MICAV , Council of Scientific and Industrial Research , Micro Air Vehicle Aerodynamics Research Tunnel , National Aerospace Laboratories

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