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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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Governor Badnore Unveils book 'Samaj Chintan'

26 May 2019 | 5:21 PM

Chandigarh, May 26 (UNI) The Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore on Sunday unveiled the book titled 'Samaj Chintan' authored by Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, former MP and National Vice President Bhartiya Janta Party at Punjab Raj Bhavan.

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Dabholkar murder case: SS flays CBI for arresting Counsel, member

26 May 2019 | 5:16 PM

Kolhapur, May 26 (UNI) Sanatan Sanstha on Sunday lashed out at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), for arresting it's Counsel Sanjeev Punalekar and member Vikram Bhave, in connection with the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar.

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CM leaves for Tirupati, to worship Lord Venkateswara tomorrow

26 May 2019 | 5:15 PM

Hyderabad, May 26 (UNI) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao along with his family members left for Tirupati by a special flight from here this evening to offer prayers to Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Monday.

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Look-Out notice against former Kolkata Police Commissioner in Saradha Scam investigation

Look-Out notice against former Kolkata Police Commissioner in Saradha Scam investigation

26 May 2019 | 5:08 PM

Kolkata, May 26 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the Rs multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam under Supreme Court directive, has issued a lookout notice against former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, accused of suppressing facts and walloping vital documents while he was investigating the ponzi scam in 2013-14.

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Haryana govt to start 4th batch of CMGGA programme

26 May 2019 | 5:04 PM

Chandigarh, May 26 (UNI) In view of the huge success of the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates (CMGGA) Programme in last three years, Haryana Government is all set to kick-start the fourth batch of the programme from July 21.

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