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13th fastest supercomputer in India inaugurated at PRL
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Dilip Angom, who led the team in building this supercomputer at PRL said, "Christened as VIKRAM-100, this supercomputer is the 13th fastest supercomputer in India and is more powerful than 200 desktop computers."

Draft Bill reduces IIM to Govt dept, not what PM Modi said: IIMA chiefs
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Coming out strongly against the draft IIM bill, Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad chairman and its director said it goes against PM Modi’s vision and seeks to reduce IIMs to a “government department”.

ONGC to drill 406 development wells in Gujarat’s Cambay Basin
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

ONGC has also approached the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) seeking necessary clearances for the project.

Green nod for bauxite mining near marine park
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

The two mines are located within 10 km of Jamnagar national park.

IIT-Gandhinagar developing low-cost noise reducing devices for autistic kids
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

This includes affordable headphones that act as noise-cancelling devices and low-cost sensors.

Ahmedabad Metro project moves at snail’s pace, first 6-km route by 2017
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

First DPR of the Ahmedabad Metro prepared by DMRC in 2004 had projected to carry 6.75 lakh passengers daily by 2010.

IIT-Gandhinagar developing low-cost devices for autistic children
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) are developing low-cost devices for autistic children in India.

GIFT City: 2nd tower to be marketed to insurance companies
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

The GIFT-Two tower, which is second of the 110 towers envisioned to be built on the 886-acre campus, will be launched within a month and will be marketed exclusively to insurance companies.

GIFT City, FinMin to meet stakeholders to iron out IFSC rules
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

The “regulations and guidelines” for setting up India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) within the GIFT City project campus in Gandhinagar was unveiled in form of a booklet in April.

Angadias’ Rs 74 lakh robbed: Accused get four-day remand
Sun, May 31, 2015

The eight accused had robbed two persons working for Sombhai Ramdas Angadia Company based in Indore from a luxury bus on Vadodara-Halol Highway.

ISRO to deliver “eyes and ears” of Chandrayaan-2 by 2015-end
Sun, May 31, 2015

ISRO has set 2017-18 as a target for launching Chandrayaan-2, which is being developed as an "indigenous" mission.

New ISRO satellite will revolutionise Internet in India. Read how
Wed, May 27, 2015

"This will be a technology that will eliminate cables and will be ideal for smart cities that are being planned in the country," said Tapan Misra, director, SAC, a crucial arm of ISRO.

To predict cyclone, ISRO to build advanced satellite
Wed, May 27, 2015

The Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre (SAC) -- an arm of ISRO --- is developing a new, miniature weather-forecasting satellite --- ScatSat --- at the cost of an estimated Rs 300 crore.

Only 5,226 LPG customers in Modi’s home state ‘give it up’
Tue, May 19, 2015

DBTL company has 34.66 lakh of the total 63 lakh LPG customers in Gujarat.

Earthquake Rebuilding: Bhuj, the city that learnt its lesson
Mon, May 11, 2015

After 2001, new norms were enforced for a city turned to rubble: no multi-storey buildings, main roads at least 9 metres wide

Pouring Narmada water into dry Sabarmati is unsustainable: India’s “Waterman”
Sat, May 09, 2015

The base flow of the river can be increased by recharging the upper reaches of the river.

Sanand attracts Rs 3200 cr investments in first four months of 2015
Wed, May 06, 2015

Taiwan-based Maxxis Group's Rs 1850 cr facility, the biggest among 18 firms allocated land this year.

Gujarat plans ‘equity model’ of land acquisition
Tue, May 05, 2015

Under the model, the farmers whose land will be acquired will be made partners in this new company. They will be give shares in the company, proportionate to the value of their land.

Gujarat Narmada Fertilizers Company gets MoEF nod for Rs 4400 cr expansion project
Sat, May 02, 2015

The industrial effluent from the company will be treated first and treated effluent will be discharged to river Bhukhi after obtaining permission from the GPCB.

Government to build ‘vertical’ industrial estates for micro and small units
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

GIDC plans brand new estate for small entrepreneurs at Khoraj near Ahmedabad.

Mithivirdi nuclear plant gets coastal regulatory zone nod
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

The clearance has been granted for constructing an intake channel that will be 100 metre wide and 10 metre deep.

Dholera: First smart city, miles to go
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

It has been notified under the National Investment and Manufacturing Zone policy and obtained environmental clearance in August 2014.

‘BSE to be 10K times faster in next 3 years’
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

The CEO of BSE said that in the last few years, the exchange has overcome a number of hurdles.

Mumbai-based firm wins bid for Ahmedabad metro construction
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

The firm will construct the first 6 kms of the 37.76-km-long route.

Mobile numbers to become defacto identity of a person, GOI official at e-Governance conf
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

PM Narendra Modi talked about how the govt plans to push m-Governance giving importance to 'mobile first'.

A new Defence Procurement Procedure by March, says Manohar Parrikar
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Parrikar said his ministry will come out with a brand new "simplified and time-bound" defence procurement procedure (DPP) by March 2015 that will help smoothen defence procurement.

AgustaWestland, Cobra Beer to attend Vibrant Summit
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

About 21,000 MoUs will be signed during the three-day long summit.

No politics, says Kerala CM
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Chandy sought financial support from NRIs in tackling the increasing cases of “cancer” in his state.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Chief Ministers open ‘doors and windows’ for NRI investors
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Rajnath Singh talks about ‘cooperative federalism’, but CMs remain ‘competitive’.

CMs use ‘single’ doors, windows, desks & IT platforms to lure NRI investments
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

The CMs of Gujarat, Jharkhand and Goa also marketed their respective states as the slogan of 'Make in India" gave way to "Make in Punjab, Make in Jharkhand, Made in Andhra and Make in MP.

No politics in Pravasi meeting: Kerala CM
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

Bureaucrats from the Kerala told the NRIs that though Kerala is is seeing an increase in occurrence of cancer.

Foreign money being spent on religious conversions is an open secret: Venkaiah Naidu
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

"If reconversion is bad, conversion is also bad...," said Venkaiah Naidu at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

Be it Californians doing yoga or Britishers eating Indian curry, India’s soft power has been spreading: Sushma
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Swaraj said even softer powers, like yoga and Bollywood songs, have contributed to enhancing the 'image of a new India'.

Yoga, Indian Curry and Hindi Songs have contributed to image of new India: Sushma Swaraj
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Sushma was addressing a gathering of young NRIs who had arrived from 40-odd countries for the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

Vibrant Summit, Pravasi Divas lines blur
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

The highest number of participation for the PBD will be from the US and the UK.

Two of Modi’s pet projects vie for ‘first smart city’ tag
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

GIFT City and Dholera SIR to be the highlight of VGGIS 2015.