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Science Trail

This month , Science Trail takes us to Sri Venkateswara Zoological  Park, Tirupathi. The city known for its famous temple also houses one of the unique zoological parks in India. So the next time you are there, don’t forget to visit this excellent Science Destination.

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INDIAN SHIP BUILDING INDUSTRY : A SINKING MINE OF OPPORTUNITY

The European countries dominated the ship building industry for centuries together. The shift of monopoly started with growth of the Japanese ship building industry and it has been in the leading positions since 1970. Their core products are oil tankers, bulk carriers and container ships. South Korea started to emerge as a global leader in ship building since about 2003. Today the top three players are South Korea, China and Japan and these three countries together hold 90% of the present ship building orders.infig1

eToilet – India’s first automatic, unmanned, electronic public toilet.

2.5 billion people are currently living without a toilet;
That’s 2.5 billion reasons to start talking & acting on sanitation!

 That is the motto of Eram Scientific Solutions Pvt ltd, which developed an India specific sanitation concept that they very aptly called the eToilet .

Imagine that you have stopped enroute a fascinating drive for a toilet break in the late evening. You have found this location mapped on your GPRS. You find a stainless steel futuristic looking box that says  ‘e Toilet’. You walk up. There is a display light outside the toilet unit, which shows the unit is ‘Unoccupied’ indicating it with a Green light. There is a sign that says ‘Insert coin’. You inset a coin and the door automatically unlocks to reveal a gleaming, well-lit interior.

Upon entering the toilet, indoor lights and fan switch on automatically. Pre-flush system wets the closet initially to ensure cleanliness. You finish your business and a signage prompts you to flush manually. Even if you forget to flush after usage, you are sure the system will automatically flush after you exit.

Successful data management Part – 1

Implementing SAP Successfully- Best Practices
What could be more damaging to a company and its stakeholders than a multi-million dollar project failure, especially if it’s an ERP implementation, where the losses are not only financial but also of reputational?

ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning is a software system or package that supports automation of core business processes such as Finance, Marketing & Sales, Production and Logistics.

As the businesses grow and become complex it is difficult, almost impossible for the employees to carry out the day-today tasks without errors and putting in massive effort to get the information and making right decisions. An ERP system provides the users a structured approach to store, retrieve and edit information and supports the flow of information by automation of the business processes. SAP is the market leader and the largest selling ERP package in the world with 121,000 installations in 120 countries. In this series of articles we will see the best practices in implementing this system in a organization.

Breakthrough in Mining Technology

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY OF REDUCING SILICA IN CONCENTRATES THROUGH FORTH WASHING AND MAGNET SEPARATION (COMMERCIAL R&D – OPERATION)

Iron has been used in India since 1200 BC or maybe even earlier.With time new ways of extraction and use have been developed.Even today,processes continue to evolve in our quest for perfection.

This paper describes a significant breakthrough in the process of removal of Silica, in a commercial setting, through a modified Froth washing in flotation and HGMS magnets technology.

This methodology has proven useful for iron ore Pellet making plants. The results of this study show a significant improvement in the resultant product that positively impacts. Cost factors and profitability and Benchmarking parameters for exports.

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