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Eggshells used to synthesise natural bone implant material

Nanopowder may replace commercially available substitute Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, have developed a process by which bone implant materials can be synthesised from eggshells. The research seeks to produce bone substitute materials such as tricalcium phosphate, a …

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Wholesale inflation eases to 1.08% in July

Fuel and power sector contracts Inflation at the wholesale level eased for the fourth consecutive month to a 25-month low of 1.08% in July, on lower inflation in the manufacturing and fuel sectors, according to official data released on Wednesday. Growth in the Wholesale Price Index slowed in July from …

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Let’s give development a chance, says PM

“There was injustice against women and children, ST and SC communities. And, most importantly, the innovative zeal of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh was not harnessed. Now, from BPOs to startups, from food processing to tourism, many industries can avail investment and create opportunities for the local youth,” …

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Ayodhya: SC questions Hindu parties’ counsel

Travelogues of foreigners discussed The Hindu parties involved in the Ayodhya title appeals received a barrage of questions from the Constitution Bench, including whether there is any evidence on record to show that the first Mughal emperor, Babur, ordered the building of the Babri Masjid. While Justice S.A. Bobde asked …

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Naga groups assail rethink on RIIN cut-off

Some groups have called for April 1977 instead of December 1963 as the date A joint committee of Naga civil society groups has warned the Nagaland government against changing the cut-off date for including people in the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN). The Nagaland government had, through a …

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Lift all gags on freedom of speech in Valley: activists

‘People of J&K must be allowed to express their protest’ A group of activists who visited the Kashmir Valley have demanded that all means of communication — landline telephones, mobile phones and Internet — be restored with immediate effect. The group comprising economist Jean Drèze, Kavita Krishnan of the CPI(ML), …

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Retail inflation remains flat in July at 3.15%

Retail inflation in July snapped a five-month accelerating trend to ease marginally to 3.15%, according to official data released on Tuesday.Growth in the Consumer Price Index slowed slightly in July from 3.18% in June. Within the index, food prices bucked an eight-month accelerating trend to ease to 2.33% in July, …

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RBI issues final norms for regulatory sandbox

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday issued the final framework for regulatory sandbox in order to enable innovations in the financial technology space.A regulatory sandbox usually refers to live testing of new products or services in a controlled/test regulatory environment for which regulators may permit certain regulatory relaxations …

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