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Himachal Govt, Frankfurt Innovation Centre sign MoU on Ayurgenomics

Himachal Govt, Frankfurt Innovation Centre sign MoU on Ayurgenomics

Frankfurt, Jun 12 (UNI) To explore the areas of collaboration in the fields of 'Ayurgenomics' (Ayurveda and Genomics), a MoU was signed between the Government of Himachal Pradesh and Frankfurt Innovations Zentrum (FIZ) here on Wednesday.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the backdrop of Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur's visit to Germany to invite investors to 'Global investors' Meet' to be held in Dharamshala on Jun 10 and 11.

CM said that Himachal Pradesh has varied climatic conditions and diverse topography making it suitable for growing wide range of medicinal plants. "The State Government will provide all possible help to the interested entrepreneurs for setting up their units in the State," he added.

During the MoU signing ceremony, CEO FIZ Dr Christian Garbe made a detailed presentation on the working and mandate of FIZ, a Biotechnology Innovation Centre. He also suggested a cross-learning program to have better understanding of the local requirements as well as how Ayurgenomics, precision medicine and precision agriculture, can play a pivotal role in the healthcare and wellness sectors.

Industries Minister Bikram Singh and senior officers were present during the ink deal.

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Jaishankar, Lavrov to discuss Kashmir, PM's visit

Jaishankar, Lavrov to discuss Kashmir, PM's visit

22 Aug 2019 | 7:34 PM

Moscow, Aug 22 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov will discusss here on Tuesday the situation in Kashmir and other issues such as the summit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimr Putin next month, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

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Brazil minister heckled at environment conference over Amazon fires

22 Aug 2019 | 5:17 PM

San Salvador, Aug 22 (UNI) Brazil's environment minister, Ricardo Salles, has been heckled at a meeting on climate change over the record number of fires in the Amazon.

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Imran says "no point talking" to India: New Delhi affirms Pakistan must take action on terror

22 Aug 2019 | 4:58 PM

New York/New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) In response to consistent India's stance that terror and talks cannot go together, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought dismiss the possibilities of future dialogue between the two South Asian neighbours and asserted that there was "no point" in talking.

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Amazon fire turns 'day into night' in Sao Paulo

22 Aug 2019 | 4:41 PM

Sao Paulo, Aug 22 (UNI) Amid the continuing wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, the shroud of black smoke even reached the capital Sao Paulo, which is nearly 1,700 miles away and covered the city in darkness on Wednesday afternoon.

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Worsening water quality reducing economic growth by a third in some countries: World Bank

22 Aug 2019 | 3:57 PM

Washington, Aug 22 (UNI) The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality that is eliminating one-third of potential economic growth in heavily polluted areas and threatening human and environmental well-being, according to a World Bank report release.

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