Household Paints Contain Alarming Levels Of Lead – A Study Reports

New Delhi: Household paint samples taken from Delhi and Mumbai markets, are tested positive for presence of heavy metals’ high levels.

On Wednesday, a non-government organization “Toxics Link” released the study: “A Brush with Toxics: An Investigation on Lead in Household Paints in India.”

The study claims to have found high levels of lead in household paint samples. The samples were tested in as Indian laboratory as well as in New York Laboratory.

Mobile Phones Have No Harmful Effects On Human Health – The UK MTHR Programme

The UK Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme’s report has revealed that mobile phones have no harmful effects on human health or biology.

According to the report, the majority of available evidences relate to short term use, and further research is needed before one can be certain of longer term effects.

Ess Dee To Buy Alcan Packaging Division

Mumbai: Ess Dee Aluminium Ltd has joined the battle to get hold of Canadian Alcan Inc's packaging unit in a transaction projected at $1 billion.

Ajanta Pharma Signs Pact With Prollenium Medical Technologies

Mumbai: Ajanta Pharmaceuticals has signed an licensing contract with Canada-based Prollenium Medical Technologies to exclusively market the latter’s dermal filler ‘Revanesse’ in the Indian market.

A message from Ajanta Pharmaceuticals said that the Prollenium Technologies has its proficiency in “medical aesthetics.”

The note added that revanesse adds volume and polishes out deficiencies in the skin and also helps protect delicate skin areas from maturating.

PGCIL IPO Gets Record Rs 1,90,000-Cr Bids

Mumbai: In the biggest-ever reaction to a public stock bidding, the state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL ) has got subscription of Rs 1,90,000 crore, a slice of which came from provident and retirement funds capitalists who infrequently insert money into equity.

The company will raise about Rs 2,985 crore through the IPO that has been oversubscribed 65 times. Capitalists were offered a price band of Rs 44 to 52 for building the book.

L&T-Outotec Group Gets Rs 7620 Mn Order From SAIL

L&T’s Engineering Construction and Contracts (ECC) segment, in association with Outotec GMBH, has bagged an Rs 7,620 million order for construction of a sinter plant, from SAIL.

Sinter plant of 2 X 204 square metre grate area with a total capability of 3.80 million ton annually, would be fulfilled on a turnkey basis, at the IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) of SAIL, at Burnpur, West Bengal. The project is likely to be completed in 30 months.

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