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  • Building collapses in Mumbai: At least 12 killed
  • EC appoints B Murli Kumar as special expenditure observer for Vellore LS polls
  • Assam flood: Over 50 lakh hit; Union minister reviews situation
  • 100 new bungalows for MLAs by December 2019 in Bihar: Minister
  • Kangra district to lead in Himcare Yojna
  • Man held for taking Rs 5 06 cr ITC fraudulently
  • Convict, again rapes victim in Gujarat
  • ISSF Jr World Cup: Vijayveer Sidhu clinches Gold
  • ISSF Jr World Cup: Vijayveer Sidhu clinches Gold
  • Make Jal Shakti Abhiyan public movement: Devender Singh
  • Shekhawat to report to PM on Assam floods tomorrow
  • ‘Tough’ is easy for Sharath’s Team India
  • KIIT athletic track to be named after sprinter Dutee Chand
  • KIIT athletic track to be named after sprinter Dutee Chand
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Veena Sahajwalla wins Jubilee Professorship Award

Veena Sahajwalla wins Jubilee Professorship Award

Bengaluru, Feb 14 (UNI) Indian-born scientist Professor Veena Sahajwalla, who is currently Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW- Sydney), has been awarded the Jubilee Professorship by the Indian Academy of Sciences. She is the first female to have received the prestigious accolade, according to a release here today. Professor Sahajwalla is at present working on a mission to deal with the omnipresent crisis of e-waste in India. She is piloting micro-factories to turn unwanted electronics into valuable metal alloys. These factories promise a safe new way for poor communities around the country to generate an income from the production of metal alloys. She was the inventor of the innovative Polymer Injection Technology which converts old rubber tyres into metal alloys that make ‘green steel’. The Indian Academy of Sciences was founded in 1934 by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Sir C.V. Raman and it celebrated its platinum jubilee in 2009. The Council of the Academy had instituted the Jubilee Professorship in connection with the event. In her reaction, Professor Sahajwalla said, "It is a huge privilege to have been conferred this prestigious professorship by the Academy. India urgently needs a safe, low cost recycling solution for e-waste. Our approach is to enable every local community to transform their e-waste into valuable metal alloys, instead of leaving old devices in drawers or sheds, or sending them to landfill." She said that India is the fifth largest producer of e-waste in the world with around 18.5 lakh tonnes of it heading for landfill every year. With more people using phones and computers, e-waste is becoming a rising problem for the country. UNI MSP CS 1745

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Assam flood: Over 50 lakh hit; Union minister reviews situation

Assam flood: Over 50 lakh hit; Union minister reviews situation

16 Jul 2019 | 8:19 PM

Guwahati, Jul 16 (UNI) The flood situation in Assam has deteriorated further with the
death toll reaching 17 and the number of affected population crossing 50 lakh figure
in the last 24 hours, with 30 out of total 33 districts hit by floods.

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100 new bungalows for MLAs by December 2019 in Bihar: Minister

16 Jul 2019 | 8:08 PM

Patna, Jul 16 (UNI) Building Construction Minister Ashok Chaudhary today said
that construction work of 100 new bungalows for MLAs would be completed by
December this year while 89 more such bungalows would be constructed by
March 2020.

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Kangra district to lead in Himcare Yojna

16 Jul 2019 | 8:08 PM

Kangra, Jul 16 (UNI) Kangra district has topped in the enrollment of families under the Himcare Yojna in this hill state, by registering more than one lakh families for free health care, up to Rs five lakh for each family.

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Convict, again rapes victim in Gujarat

16 Jul 2019 | 8:03 PM

Rajkot, Jul 16 (UNI) A 48-year-old pervert, who was sentenced to 10 years jail term for raping a minor girl, has again been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping her in this district while on bail.

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Shekhawat to report to PM on Assam floods tomorrow

Shekhawat to report to PM on Assam floods tomorrow

16 Jul 2019 | 8:00 PM

Guwahati, Jul 16 (UNI) Even as the flood situation in Assam worsened further, Union
Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today visited some of the affected
areas and also held a high-level review meeting here.

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