Steel Safety Day and Safety and Health Recognition 2020

Today is Steel Safety Day, a day for worldsteel and its member companies to pause and dedicate their attention to the industry’s most important priority – the safety and health of its workers. Normally taking place on 28 April (aligned with the International Labour Organization’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work), but this …

PENETRATION OF MOBILE PHONES HIGHER THAN GLASSES IN INDIA, ONLY 50% OF POPULATION WHO NEEDS IT ACTUALLY WEAR THEM – SAYS EXPERTS AT ASSOCHAM’S ‘ILLNESS TO WELLNESS’ SERIES

The expert panel of leading ophthalmologists was holding a discussion at the ninth edition of the series themed – Eye Health Care and Online Practices During COVID-19 Suggest working for 20 minutes before a screen and then taking a 20 second break to not get affected by Computer Vision Syndrome India conducts more cataract surgeries …

NTU Singapore scientists develop ‘mini-brains’ to help robots recognise pain and to self-repair


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Singapore, 15 October 2020 Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence (AI) to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged. The system has AI-enabled sensor nodes to process and respond to ‘pain’ arising from pressure exerted by a physical …

Third International E-Waste Day focuses on education to raise awareness of e-waste problem

Brussels, 14 October 2020: More than 100 organisations from 50 countries worldwide will take part in the third International E-Waste Day taking place on 14th October. The event, organised by the WEEE Forum, an international association of non-profit and sector-mandated e-waste collection schemes, brings together e-waste stakeholders across the world to promote the correct treatment …

Geological Survey of India chalks out plan to mitigate impact of natural calamities during the pandemic period

Mumbai, 13th October 2020– India, like other countries is grappling with Covid-19 pandemic, with exponentially increasing contagion. Adequate preparedness in such health and related infrastructure is never wasteful, because the same can always be used during other disasters – whether natural or human-influenced, or any similar health pandemic of the future. Geological Survey of India …

INDIAN TEENAGER TAKES CHARGE OF BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION FOR A DAY

This week, 18-year-old Chaitanya Venkateswaran from New Delhi had the unique opportunity to spend a day as the UK’s senior most diplomat in India. As top boss – overseeing the UK’s largest overseas network – Chaitanya’s busy day included handing out tasks to the High Commission’s department heads, interacting with senior female police officers, meeting …

SIPRI statement on the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

(Stockholm, 9 October 2020) SIPRI would like to congratulate the World Food Programme (WFP) on being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Nobel Committee, the motivation for the prize was ‘for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a …