Gehlot govt drops Deendayal name from scholarship test

first_imgJaipur: The Rajasthan’s Congress government has dropped RSS ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay’s name from a scholarship test for the secondary school students, triggering a fresh controversy.The Gehlot government’s move came close on the heels of one describing RSS ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar as ‘Son of Portugal’ in the social science book for class 10. The state government dropped Upadhyay’s name from the scholarship test, arguing that the previous BJP government had named the test after the RSS ideologue without any reason. The former BJP government had added the name of Deendayal Upadhyay with the talent search test for no reasons, therefore the name has now been dropped, said state Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCThe test is conducted for students of class 10th and 12th and the successful ones in the test are awarded scholarships by the Rajasthan Secondary Education Department. The move prompted the state’s former education minister Vasudev Devnani to accuse the government of targeting RSS ideologues repeatedly. “There are many schemes and programmes in names of various Congress leaders but removing the name of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay from the scholarship test reflects the narrow-mindedness of the Congress government, said Devnani. He said the Congress was taking decisions like removing names of RSS ideologues from various programmes and revising the curriculum of school text books out of sheer “humiliating rout” in the state in the recent Lok Sabha elections. “Pandit Deendayal Uadhyay is among the great personalities whose contribution to democracy will continue to impact future generations. The government’s decision is absurd and uncalled for, he said. Devnani had also cornered the state government earlier for dubbing Veer Savarkar as ‘Son of Portugal’ in class 10th social science text book, saying that even erstwhile Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had called Savarkar a classical revolutionary”. “Former PM Indira Gandhi recognised and hailed the legacy of great freedom fighter Veer Savarkar…,” he had said.last_img read more

Thermo Fisher Scientific receives prestigious RD 100 Award

first_imgThermo Scientific Niton® XL3t XRF Analysers have been recognised among the 100 most technologically significant products of 2008. Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world’s leading manufacturer of handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers. An independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine selected the handheld XL3t XRF analys for the award.The award will be officially presented during a gala awards ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of Chicago’s Navy Pier, October 16, 2008. “This significant milestone represents the dedication and contribution of each and every individual on our team, each of whom has a primary goal of helping users save time and improve their productivity with fast, reliable and repeatable results,” said Jon Shein, Thermo Fisher’s Director of Global Marketing for the Niton Analyzers business unit. “From the inside out, these instruments were designed to make our customers more successful.”This is the third R&D 100 Award for the Niton series, with previous awards coming in 1995 and 2003. “The fact that we continue to receive awards for Niton analysers as the series evolves technologically is a clear indication that Thermo Fisher Scientific’s continued investment in research and development is striking the right chord in the marketplace,” continued Shein.Since they were established in 1963, the R&D 100 awards have been presented annually to the 100 most innovative new technical products and processes of the year. More than 50 outside judges, who must have no conflicts of interest with any entries they are judging, are chosen from among professional consultants, university faculty and industrial researchers. Based on the outside judges’ votes and written comments, the editors of R&D Magazine make the final choice.Niton XL3 Series XRF analysers use 80 MHz ASICS digital signal processors and state-of-the-art embedded processors for computation, data storage, communications and other functions. They feature 50kV, 2-W miniaturised X-ray tubes and multiple primary filters to provide optimised excitation for elements ranging from chlorine through the transuranic elements. They can also be equipped with optional small-spot sample analysis, allowing users to switch between 8 mm diameter and 3 mm diameter sample measurement areas. XL3 Series instruments offer the only fully integrated and environmentally-sealed VIP tilting colour touch-screen display for easy viewing of sample results in any position and under all lighting conditions. They use third-generation lithium-ion battery packs, providing users with more measurements on each battery charge than any other handheld XRF analyser, the company claims.The Thermo Scientific Niton XL3 Series comes standard with Niton Data Transfer (NDT©) Software, a suite of data management utilities that allows users to produce certificates and reports, operate their analyser remotely from a PC or PDA, and other capabilities. The NDT file format saves and protects the data from each sample analysis, ensuring that data integrity is not compromised.last_img read more