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Ban sale of animal tested products: PETA to Government

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 09:51

After strongly campaigning for a ban on testing of cosmetics and household products on animals, the animal rights group PETA has now urged the Health Ministry to ban the sale and marketing of such products in the country.

New atomic clock will neither gain nor lose one second in about 300 million years

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 15:29

US Department of Commerce`s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a new atomic clock, called NIST-F2, which will serve as the new US time standard, and will neither gain nor lose one second in about 300 million years.

India aviation safety downgrade unrelated to diplomatic row: US

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 20:51

Asserting that the US downgrade of India's aviation regulator had "absolutely nothing" to do with the Khobragade affair, Washington says it was committed to help India get its status back as soon as possible.

New strontium atomic clock will stay precise till end of universe 5 bn years on

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 13:49

A research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist has shown an experimental strontium atomic clock that has set new world records for both precision and stability.

Hansal Mehta accuses censor board of double standards

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 16:22

Hansal Mehta has accused censor board of discrimination, saying his film `Shahid` was rated `A` while big films like `Ramleela` and `Madras Cafe` were given U/A certificate.

Schumacher accident not due to skis, speed or signs: investigators

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 09:05

Investigators probing Michael Schumacher`s accident on Wednesday ruled out faulty skis, inadequate signage and excessive speed as possible causes of his life-threatening off-piste fall in the French Alps.

Deadline for banks to shift to new RTGS standards extended

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 14:44

A new RTGS system was put in place in October this year that required banks to adopt ISO 20022 standard messaging formats.

Panel suggests independent authority for higher education standards

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 21:00

A committee named to draft rules on distance education on Thursday suggested setting up of an independent authority through an act of Parliament to regulate the standards of higher education.

Mozilla signs on partners in open mobile system push

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 10:48

Mozilla teamed with global partners in a push for open mobile standards as it ramps up its efforts to develop smartphones challenging Google and Apple operating systems.

Wafer-scale production of graphene devices to become a reality

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 00:56

Graphene, the one atom thick layer of graphite, is considered the strongest and lightest material in the world and scientists dubbed it the miracle material but its application in science and technology has been purely hypothetical.

Sebi revamps expert panel on disclosures, accounting standards

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 19:48

Sebi has reorganised its committee on disclosures and accounting standards that advises the market regulator on matters related to disclosure requirements and accounting practices for various market participants.

India committed to highest safety standards at its N-plants

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:48

India has said it is committed to implementing the highest safety standards at its nuclear power plants as it seeks to harness the benefits of atomic energy to meet its growing energy requirements.