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High Trans fat cause of concern

31.03.2012 20:01:13 - by sagarmedia on March 31, 2012
A little knowledge is very dangerous so is High Trans fat cause of concern a report generated from Center for Science and Environment (CSE) is shocking facts.CSE lab offered its report to selective media could be cause of concern but the manner in which it explains the cause is too is concerned for media those who understands science with respect to chemistry and physics the former is material science and later is more or less experiential and more mathematical plus operation science.
Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated fat with trans-isomer E-isome fatty acids. Term refers to the configuration of a double carbon-carbon bond, hydrogen-hydrogen bonds.Trans fats are sometimes monounsaturated or polyunsaturated, but never saturated. Trans fats are rare in living nature, but can occur in food production processes.Consumption of trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart dise…

BRICS states sign pacts to intertrade in local currency

To promote trade in local currencies, the BRICS nations signed two agreements to provide line of credit to business community and decided to examine the possibility of setting up a development bank on lines of multilateral lending agencies.

The agreements were signed by officials of five countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- at the fourth BRICS summit in New Delhi. "The agreements signed today by development banks of BRICS countries will boost trade by offering credit in our local currency," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a media statement after the meeting. The Master Agreement on Extending Credit Facility in Local Currency and the Multilateral Letter of Credit Confirmation Facility Agreement are being perceived as a step towards replacing the dollar as the main unit of trade between them. Such intra-BRICS initiatives, according to officials, will not only contribute to enhanced trade and investments among the nations but would …
Mar31 Edit Smriti wins seventh title:Hero Women’s Pro Tourby sagarmedia on March 31, 2012 Mumbai, March 30: Smriti Mehra could afford to drop a lot of shots and still win by a big three-shot margin to win the 15th and final leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour on Friday. The veteran star shot 79, including a two bogeys and a double bogey in the last three holes, to finish the week at six-over 216.
Smriti was three clear of Nalini Singh Siwach (74), who overhauled a fast-approaching Neha Tripathi to finish second. Nalini totaled 219, while Neha (71) was third at 220.
 Shraddhanjali Singh (75) and Saaniya Sharma (77) were tied for fourth at 221. Nikki Ponappa (76) was sixth at 228 and was one of the two players to land an eagle on the final day. The other one was Neha, also on the par-5 fourth hole.
 Smriti, who began the day seven shots ahead of Saaniya, opened with six pars before finding a double bogey. She then had a triply on the par-4 ninth. On the ba…
POSCO Judgment of National Green Tribunalby sagarmedia on March 31, 2012On March 30, 2012, the National Green Tribunal held in Prafulla Samantra and Anr. vs Union of India and Ors. that the 31.1.2011 final order of the Environment Ministry – permitting the POSCO project to go ahead with certain conditions – should be suspended until a full review of the project can be undertaken (by specialists with fresh terms of reference). The NGT Bench consisted of Justice C.V. Ramulu, Judicial Member, and Dr. Devendra Kumar Agarwal, Expert Member. The tribunal has observed that, “A close scrutiny of the entire scheme … reveals that a project of this magnitude particularly in partnership with a foreign country has been dealt with casually, without there being any comprehensive scientific data regarding the possible environmental impacts. No meticulous scientific study was made on each and every aspect of the matter leaving lingering and threatening environmental and ecological doubts un…

6th National Telecom  AwardsTM 2012 Supported by Bhaskar Group of Newspapers with Star News as Media Partner, 94.3 MY FM as Radio Partner on 11th May, 2012 at 5.00PM at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi, alongwith a round table conference on Telecom: GoingGREENWithout Envy from 5 PM to 6 PM. We shall be grateful if you along with your colleague and other officers join this event as our complimentary guest. We shall be grateful if you can kindly confirm you’re joining either by email or by clicking the link below - We also request you to file nomination for yourself and others by logging on to or by email. The National Telecom Awards 2012 would be presented by: Mr. Malcolm Johnson, Director ITU-T Geneva  Hon'bleShriVirBhadra Singh, Union Minister for MSME Dr Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy Hon’bleMrKapilSibal , Hon’ble Union Minister for Communications & IT   Mr. JyotiradityaScindia, Minister of St…

With demand of milk outstripping supply among aspiring middle classes in China, Asia and Latin America, the Fonterra company has formulated a strategy to invest overseas to expand its footprint. Sharing details of its "Group Strategy Refresh", which aims to grow volumes and value by focusing more tightly on emerging markets and products that meet growing consumer demand for dairy nutrition, Spierings said.

"Strong economic and population growth in emerging markets is driving a situation where global demand for milk is forecast to grow by more than 100 billion litres by 2020, with New Zealand expected to contribute only 5 billion litres of additional supply by that date," he said.

Stressing on raising volumes to protect its position as the world's leading dairy exporter, the company has charted over 100 projects - many of which are already underway. World's large…

US commanders meet Pakistan's army chief

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The  top US military commanders met with Pakistan's army chief in their first high-level talks since 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a US airstrike at Afghan border outposts in November.

Pakistan's powerful army chief of staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani met in Rawalpindi with General James Mattis, commander of the U.S. Central Command, and General John Allen, commander of the US-led coalition in Afghanistan.

The discussion  on Wednesday took place a day after U.S. President Barack Obama met Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in Seoul. Obama had expressed hope that both countries could arrive at a "balanced approach" to relations. When relations between the two countries had soured following the November 26 airstrike. Pakistan in retaliation had refused to allow NATO supply convoys to use a route across its border to transport supplies to Afghanistan. Pakistan had also banished US personnel from an air base used in the C…
SC gives time to Centre to decide on nat monument status for Ram Setu The Centre was granted more time by the Supreme Court to decide whether the mythological Ram Setu could be declared a national monument.

Appearing before a bench headed by Justice H L Dattu on Thursday, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Haren Raval submitted that consultation was needed on the issue with the competent authority and sought more time to file an affidavit on it. "Take a decision whether or not to", the bench said, while granting the government two weeks time to take a decision. The bench then posted the matter for further hearing on 19th April. The bench was hearing a petition filed by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy seeking the court's direction to declare Ram Setu a national monument. Earlier, the bench had on 27th March directed the government to file an affidavit regarding its decision within two days. "If you say you don't want to file counter affidavit, we c…
India for avoiding political disruptions that hit trade flow
India has pitched for avoiding political disruptions that create volatilities in global energy markets affecting trade flow as the BRICS Summit began in New Delhi to discuss ways to enhance intra-BRICS trade and review the situation in the region.

Addressing the fourth BRICS Summit, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh also said that the grouping has agreed to examine in "greater detail" a proposal to set up a South-South Development bank, funded and managed by BRICS and other developing countries. He also urged member countries to speak in one voice on key issues such as UNSC reforms. The Summit is being attended by Brazilian president Dilma Roussef, Chinese president Hu Jintao, South African president Jacob Zuma and Russian president Dmitry Medvedev besides Singh. The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) represent over 40 per cent of the world's population and the leaders of the five…
Arab league summit to open in Baghdad By sagarmedia on March 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment | Edit The first Arab League Summit in Iraq in for more than 2 decades opens in Baghdad on Thursday.The summit gives the nation, devastated by two wars, the chance to show it is stable and rebuilding, following the full withdrawal of US forces in December.
But that stability does not come easily. Some 100,000 security troops are deployed in Baghdad, effectively blockading the capital to protect it against extremists.
Iraq has seen a string of terrorist incidents ahead of its first league summit in 22 years. More than 40 people died in a series of car bombs last week alone.
Violent crackdowns on civilians and rebel forces by the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad is expected to dominate the summit’s agenda.
The Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Baghdad on Wednesday has also highlighted differences within the group.
Libya, which toppled th…
Carmakers eye sales at Thai Motor Show By sagarmedia on March 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment | Edit Carmakers from around the world are showcasing their latest models at Thailand’s annual motor show.25 carmakers are taking part in the 10-day event, which opened in the outskirts of Bangkok on Wednesday. Competition for eco-friendly compacts is expected to be particularly intense.
Mitsubishi and Suzuki have unveiled compact cars they began selling in Thailand on Wednesday, to coincide with the start of the motor show.
Toyota’s natural-gas pickup truck gained a lot of attention amid soaring gasoline prices.
Floods in Thailand last year forced Japanese carmakers to suspend operations in the country.Production fully resumed only after Honda restored its production lines this week, the last Japanese carmaker to get back on its feet.The makers are anxious to bounce back.The motor show is expected to bring a record 2 million visitors.
Syria accepts Annan's six-point proposal to end violence
Syria has accepted joint UN- Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's six-point peace proposal to end the violence, a move which the former UN chief described as an "important initial step" to begin an inclusive process of political dialogue in the country hit by deadly protests.

"The Syrian government has written to the Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan accepting his six point plan, endorsed by the United Nations Security Council," Annan's spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said in a statement.
Annan in turn has written to President Bashar Al-Assad urging the Syrian government to put its commitments into immediate effect.
Annan "views this as an important initial step that could bring an end to the violence and the bloodshed, provide aid to the suffering, and create an environment conducive to a political dialogue that would fulfil the legitimate aspirati…
Three players share lead in the 15th leg of Women’s Pro Golf Tour
Mumbai, March 28: Three players, including Smriti Mehra were in shared lead at the end of the first round of the 15th and final leg of the of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour. Smriti, who is all set to claim the WPG Order of Merit, shot a two-over par 72, as did Nalini Singh Siwach and Shraddhanjali Singh. The trio was followed by Neha Tripathi with a 73.
Saaniya Sharma shot 74 to fifth and Ankita Tiwana was sixth with a round of 77.
Nalini Singh had a disastrous nine at the par-5 fourth, where Smriti had an eagle. But despite that Nalini fought back for a 72 with four other birdies. She also had two bogeys.
Smriti, on the verge of topping the Money List, had an eagle, two double bogeys and two other bogeys. She also had two birdies.
Smriti has won six of the 14 events held on the Tour this season and accumulated Rs. 7, 32, 100 while Nalini has Rs. 6,63,400. So, Smriti should win the Order of Merit for the season, eve…
BRICS Trade & Economic Ministers for cordination and co-operation Energy Security, situation in Syria, developments in West Asia and economic situation will be high on the agenda of one day BRICS Summit being held in New Delhi tomorrow. The fourth summit of the regional grouping of the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will discuss steps to jointly respond to the common challenges. Some agreements are expected to be signed allowing individual development banks to extend credit to other members and boosting cooperation in the development of the infrastructure.

Ahead of the summit level meeting, Trade and Economic Ministers reviewed the global economic situation. In a joint Statement issued at the end of the BRICS Trade Ministers meeting in New Delhi today, the member nations emphasised the need to resist protectionist tendencies and to promote international trade as an engine of economic growth and development and to pursue their legitimate object…
Seminar at Swedish Trade Council,New Delhi.21 March 2012: New Delhi:Eminent speakers and the board of directors of EKN organized a seminar at, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce India, Swedish Trade Council,New Delhi.EKN is a government agency that supports Swedish exports and the internationalisation of Swedish industry.  EKN do by offering exporting companies and banks guarantees for payment and financing, together with advice on business structure and risk management. EKN services provide an extra level of confidence,increased competitiveness and more opportunities for successful export transactions.
Ms. Karin Apelman, the Director General and Head of EKN,  present how EKN can insure Swedish companies in India against the risk of non-payment in export transactions, thereby enabling them to conduct more secure export transactions.
Director General and Head of EKN, the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board  director presented the…
Anand Sharma Expresses Optimism on Growth in BRICS Countries India is hosting the Fourth BRICS Summit in New Delhi 29 March 2012. On the preceding day, i.e. tomorrow the trade Ministers of the five BRICS nations are meeting for the Second Trade Ministers Meeting. The First BRICS Trade Ministers meeting was held in Sanya, China on 13 April 2011 on the sidelines of the 3rd BRICS Summit. Trade Ministers also met on the sidelines of the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva in December 2011. Highlighting the context of the meeting, the Union Minister of Commerce Industry and Textiles Shri Anand Sharma said “While the new risks to global economy emanating from euro zone debt crisis and uncertainty in global energy markets will have their impact upon economic growth in the BRICS countries, I am confident BRICS countries will continue to register strong growth.”
Elaborating on the growing momentum of BRICS cooperation Shri Shar…
PM’s statement at the Plenary of the Nuclear Security Summitby sagarmedia Prime Minister, Dr, Manmohan Singh, at the Plenary of the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul today.
“I would like to join others in thanking President Lee Myung-bak for hosting this Summit and for the excellent arrangements made.
India fully shares global concerns on nuclear terrorism and clandestine proliferation, which continue to pose serious threats to international security. At the same time, given India’s growing energy demands, we see nuclear energy as an essential component of our energy mix. Strengthening nuclear security, therefore, assists India’s objective of promoting a safe and secure expansion of civil nuclear energy. We must continue to harness the numerous developmental benefits that nuclear science and technology offer, especially for developing countries.
We are in the process of expanding our nuclear energy generation to 62,000 MWs by 2032. We are taking forward our three sta…

Team Aana Lokpal version Incongruous

Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju today trashed the idea of setting up Lokpal saying it was "completely unworkable" and the proposed anti-graft body would not be able to cope with the lakhs of complaints it may receive."Lakhs of complaints will come which cannot be handled by one person, therefore 55,000 Lokpals would be required. Lokpal would be required in every district," Katju told reporters, adding he had been silent on the issue till now as people would say that he was "supporting corruption".
"What is the guarantee that they would not turn corrupt? I feel that they would definitely become blackmailers," Katju said. You want to create a parallel bureaucracy then how will the government function.
Incongruous,this is completely unworkable," he said.
Katju said that as there are over 50 lakh government employees and lakhs of complaints may be filed which cannot be handled by one person.
Justice Katju said this wo…
Smriti ready to wrap last leg and Order of Merit in Mumbai

Mumbai, March 27: Smriti Mehra will tee off at the 15th and final leg of the of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour with an aim to not only win her seventh title of the season but also wrap up the Order of Merit, which she is leading by a handy margin.
The veteran golfer, who was once on the LPGA Tour, has been in great form and has won six of the 14 events held on the Tour this season. In the first round of the 15th and final leg at the BPGC she has been paired with Nalini Singh Siwach, who herself has won three titles this year.
Smriti, who has played each of the 14 legs has accumulated Rs. 7, 32, 100 while Nalini has Rs. 6,63,400. So, Smriti should win the Order of Merit for the season, even if she does not win the last leg.
Sharmila Nicollet, who has missed some of the recent events, because of her engagements on Ladies European tour, will again be absent. She is lying third on Money List and Neha Tripathi with a good fini…
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