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Amazon opens largest fulfilment centre near Hyderabad

E-commerce giant Amazon on Thursday opened its largest fulfilment centre near Hyderabad with the view to enhance customer experience ahead of the festive season. The four lakh square feet facility with a massive storage capacity of 2.1 million cubic feet has come up at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad, about 20 km south of Hyderabad. This is Amazon’s fifth fulfilment centre in Telangana and the largest in India. Amazon has ramped up the storage capacity to 3.3 million cubic feet in Telangana to enable faster deliveries to customers…

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Karnataka Bhawan (Karnataka Food Centre): From Maharaja Thali to Bisibele Bath

The perks of living in the capital city is that whenever the urge to try different regional Indian cuisines kicks in, you can just head to one of the State Bhawan canteens or restaurants and enjoy a hearty meal. They are among the best places to savour traditional dishes and learn a great deal about the various regional cuisines. So after a ‘fulfilling’ experience at the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Bhawan Canteen (read here), which is considered as a food institution in Delhi, the following weekend we headed to the…

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Centre to Provide Affordable, Safe Healthcare Facilities

Centre to Provide Affordable, Safe Healthcare Facilities The Centre is committed to the promotion of ayurveda and other forms of traditional medicines and have formed policies for that purpose, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said today. “The Centre wants to provide accessible, affordable and safe healthcare facilities to the people,” he said inaugurating the 7th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo here at Science City. Ministry of AYUSH would organise AROGYA Expo in collaboration with the Government of West Bengal from December 1 to…

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Bird Flu: Centre Asks NIHSAD to Expedite Testing of Samples

Stepping up measures to control bird flu, the Centre today directed Bhopal-based National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) to expedite testing of samples of birds for avian influenza virus detection and help states to prevent spread of the disease. Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) has also been asked to carry out genome studies and sequencing of the new Virus H5N8 to know the source of the origin of the infection, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement. This was communicated in a meeting called by Animal Husbandry…

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Chikungunya Deaths at 12, Centre Seeks Report From Delhi Government

The death toll due to chikungunya-triggered complications stood at 12 on Wednesday, with two new cases reported from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), prompting Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda to seek a report from the Delhi Government on the rising deaths and number of patients. Delhi’s Water Minister Kapil Mishra also appealed to all legislators and councillors to keep aside political differences and fight the vector-borne menace together. Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung also urged the people to rise above considerations of politics and fight chikungunya and…

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Now Centre for technology and environment Seeks Ban on Potassium Iodate

The Centre’s ban on the use of potassium bromate as a food additive will lessen threat from cancer-causing chemical compounds and safeguard public health, the CSE today said and additionally sought a ban on potassium iodate, any other chemical used as a flour remedy agent in making bread. “we are satisfied to understand that the FSSAI has banned the use of potassium bromate. Our study on bread last month raised this trouble and FSSAI had announced that it’d be banned quickly. We welcome the set off action. The chemical turned…

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