Water treatment at the Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd (TNPL) is an impressive facility. Chemical effluents, de-inked waste fluids and other liquids discharged from the sprawling mills, were subjected to multi-level treatment: anaerobic, treatment with microbes, aeration, ozonation and filtration through RO processes help recover costly chemicals and also clear the effluents from harmful chemicals that are environmentally unsafe.
S Elangovan, Senior Manager at the effluent treatment plant at TNPL, who has been around since inception, was passionate and poetic about dealing with this sensitive issue. Precious chemicals recovered go for re-use; solid waste rich in lime goes for the cement plant nearby, converting waste to precious wealth. Residual harmful remnants are in
Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, India’s missile man, the one who adorned the office of presidency with rare dignity and grace, is no more. From newspaper boy to first citizen, from Rameswaram to Raisina Hills, his journey is the stuff of dreams and is a testimony to India’s vibrant democracy.
TAMIL NADU is the top destination for tourists both domestic and foreign. The tourism department with its motto ‘All seasons, all budget tourist destination,’ takes liberal recourse to technology; the e-governance initiatives of the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) have been way ahead of other states.
Critical of poor innovation by Indian institutes of higher education, including the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Infosys’ N R Naraya-
namurthy said in his address at the recent IISc convocation: “almost all inventions such as cars, electric bulbs, radio, television, computers, Internet, MRI, laser, robots happened thanks to the research by western universities.
R Seshasayee (RS) is an important architect of the commercial vehicles giant Ashok Leyland (AL) and who helped the Hinduja group to diversify and to forge collaborations with global giants like Nissan, John Deere... The past president of CII and SIAM, is known for his articulation and original thinking on development issues.
The Vyapam Scam operated exactly like a mafia ring with sophisticated systems in place. It had a centralised chain of command with the ring master at the top and differentiated delegation of authority for its henchmen and supporting staff.
The Union Government of India on 17 December 2012 lowered down the growth projection for the current financial year 2012-13 from 7.6 percent that was estimated earlier to 5.7-5.9 percent. The projection was showcased in the Mid-Year Economic Analysis. Where was this Mid-Year Economic Analysis tabled?
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IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.