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Indian Scientist Rao Papineni gets US Patent for Cancer Treatment

In a breakthrough innovation Rao Papineni, the nanotechnology scientist, in collaboration with his colleagues invented a cancer treatment system in which a nano-particle acts as a carrier of anti-cancer drug and releases it only in the cancerous cell, thus safeguarding the healthy cells around from the damage.  The patent is titled ‘High Capacity Non-Viral Vectors.’ ..

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Why is Bihar Rising?

Even with a lower base, Bihar has emerged as the fastest growing state in India. What are the key factors responsible for the same? The growth of Bihar is attributed to: Secondary and Tertiary activities like construction and services like communication (CAGR 27.23% b/w 2004-05 and 2010-11). Secondary and tertiary activities grew by 15.04% and ..

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Indian Ambassador asks US students to stay alert on effects of protectionism

Addressing the students at University of Florida, India’s Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the crushing effects of protectionism as it is retrogressive and blocks economic growth and development in the age of globalization. She held that the borders b/w nations are becoming increasingly porous, and ..

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Human Development Report 2011

The Human Development Report (HDR) is an annual publication of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report was first launched in 1990 by the Pakistani Economist Mahbub ul Haq and Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. Its goal was to place people at the centre of the development process in terms of economic debate, policy ..

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Life Expectancy in India

The current Life Expectancy in INDIA is 65 years. It has improved from 40 years in 1951 to 65 at present. The implication is that the population of the elderly has augmented 4 times. The count of senior citizens over the 60 was over 76 million per 2001 Census and now it is expected to ..

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