PM expresses sadness over the demise of Sister Nirmala





PM expresses sadness over the demise of Sister Nirmala


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed sadness over the demise of Sister Nirmala.

"Sister Nirmala's life was devoted to service, caring for the poor and underprivileged. Saddened by her demise. May her soul rest in peace.


My deepest condolences to the Missionaries of Charity family on the passing away of Sister Nirmala", the Prime Minister said.

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Sister Nirmala, who succeeded Mother Teresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity founded by the Nobel laureate, died this morning. She was 81.

A Missionaries of Charity official said Sister Nirmala had not been well for the past few days.

Her body is lying in state at St John's Church in Sealdah and will be shifted to Mother House in Kolkata tomorrow. The funeral will be held at 4 pm tomorrow.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to tweet his condolences.

"Sister Nirmala's life was devoted to service, caring for the poor & underprivileged. Saddened by her demise. May her soul rest in peace," PM Modi posted.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted: "Extremely saddened at the passing away of Sister Nirmala.She carried forward Mother Teresa's work with quiet dedication &dignity. She will be missed by the countless whose lives she touched."

On March 13, 1997, six months before Mother Teresa's death, Nirmala Joshi was selected the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity.

Sister Mary Prema was elected to succeed Sister Nirmala during a general chapter held in Calcutta in April 2009.

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PM greets the people of Luxembourg, on their National Day


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Luxembourg, on their National Day.

"On their National Day, my greetings to the people of Luxembourg. I am confident our ties will get even stronger in the years to come", the Prime Minister said.

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Depression over Eastcentral Arabian Sea

A depression over the northeast & adjoining east central Arabian Sea has moved slightly eastwards and is lay centered about 280 Km southwest of Porbandar at 0530 hrs IST today, the 23rd June 2015. The system is likely to further slowly move east-northeastwards and may concentrate into a deep depression during next 24 hours.

Squally wind speeds reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph are expected to prevail along and off Gujarat and north Maharashtra coast during next 24 hours. Sea condition would be rough to very rough and fishermen have been warned not to venture into seas over the next two days.

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CSIR-IIP Develops Micro-Channel Reactors with Stable Catalyst Formulations for Improving Product Yield & Conversions in Hydroprocessing of Vegetable Oils

CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP), Dehradun, has developed micro-channel reactors with stable catalyst coating formulations that are used to intensify the processes involving vegetable oils. These reactors have great impact on the product yield and conversion in hydroprocessing of vegetable oils.

The micro-channel reactors find immediate applications as a tool to intensify the process at places where there is inadequate supply of raw material (biomass); where transportation of (feedstock) fossil fuels is a problem. All this is possible mainly due to excellent mixing, controlled reaction environment, and energy efficiency enabled by these micro-channel reactors.

The micro-channel reactors are better than the conventional (fixed bed tubular reactors) reactors in terms of: hydrodynamics and heat and mass transfer.  Due to better hydrodynamics, the wall effect channeling etc. in micro-channel reactors is zero. Moreover, the high surface-to-volume ratio provides better heat control, which in turn ensures proper product distribution. The catalyst used in a micro-channel reactor is either coated on the wall or packed inside the channel. The amount of material required for micro-channel reactor, the catalyst cost and the operating cost are far less than that in case of conventional reactors.

CSIR-IIP is using micro-channel reactors to convert non-edible oil and biomass-derived oil (pyrolysis-oil), biomass-derived gases (syn-gas) and coal derived gasses (Coal gasification to syn-gas) into second and third generation biofuel. Onsite gasification of coal and biomass to produce syn-gas and then conversion of the syn-gas to di-methyl ether or α-higher olefins in micro-channel reactors and utilizing these micro-channels for hydro-conversion of long chain hydrocarbons to transportation fuels, is another area of development for small scale process viable near the source of the feedstocks.

At CSIR-IIP, process intensification for hydroprocessing of vegetable oils was achieved using micro-channel and monolithic reactors with a thin layer of catalyst coating. Use of such reactors resulted in improved reaction selectivity and throughput.
Patent: Ni-Mo/ γ -Al2O3 coated micro-reactors for hydroprocessing of vegetable oils and a process for the preparation thereof; 3246DEL2013

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