TRAI supports net neutrality

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Feb 8, 2016 issued the ‘Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016‘ that bars service providers from offering or charging discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content.

Paper waste converted into eco-friendly aerogel

For the first time, scientists from National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully converted paper waste into green nontoxic cellulose aerogels. Aerogels are among the lightest solid materials in the world and are also one of the finest insulation materials available.

12th South Asian Games begins in Guwahati

The 12th edition of South Asian Games (SAG) has begun in Guwahati, Assam after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium. The 11-day event is being jointly hosted by Guwahati and Meghalaya capital, Shillong.

Bharat Biotech unveils Zika vaccine candidates

Hyderabad-based vaccines manufacturer Bharat Biotech has announced a breakthrough in developing the world’s first Zika vaccine by developing two candidates. In this regard, the pharmaceutical company has submitted two vaccine candidates, one each of inactivated and recombinant type to the Government.

CSIR launches ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug BGR-34

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has launched the country’s first anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug named BGR-34 for type two Diabetes mellitus. BGR-34 stands for Blood Glucost Regulator and offers effective, safe, patient-friendly solution for managing type two Diabetes.