Science and Technology Initiatives in G7 Countries
About the Book

This compilation attempts to bring  together the recent science and technology initiatives in seven most advanced countries in the world, namely Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and United State of America (generally referred to as G7 countries), A  large part of the data appearing in this book pertains to those between 2005 to 2008. However, some data presented for many countries has been updated to 2009-2010.

This compilation brings out not only the major input parameters but also the output parameters in attempting to make a comparative study. This has brought out the leading position of the G7 countries among the OECD countries on one side and on the other arduous and sustained efforts India will have to make for many years ahead to attain a competitive position with them.

Innovation has been the buzzword in the developed countries in the last decade and their experience could be valuable to those who wish to compete in the channels of economic vision in the emerging decade ahead.

 
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A View of IPR Biotechnology
About the Book

The book is a compilation of 122 articles that were published in the periodical WISTA IPR: Biotechnology over a period of 11 years with the first issue starting in February 2000. These articles are grouped in eight chapters. Reports or studies conducted in many biotechnological organizations as well as those conducted by the Institute itself.

The Importance of biotechnological inventions in the recent years has grown enormously more so because of its potential impact on areas of health, food and environment.

Patenting of biotechnology based products has thrown up new areas full of Challenges and unprecedented opportunities for the constructive and scientific manipulation of microorganisms, plants and animals. Patented biotechnological inventions play a vital role in drug discovery: it improves outcomes for patients and addresses unmet medical needs.

This book contains interesting articles starting from patentability of biotechnological inventions of biotechnological inventions and leading to their applications in the ever expanding fields relating to the diverse forms of the living world. This compilation will be useful not only to the researchers in the academic institutions but also to those in the industry. 

 
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A View of Environment Audit
About the Book

Environment has come to occupy a significant role in the increasing globalisation of trade and commerce. The concern to arrest environmental degradation is now being shared across the globe. In this the principles of environment audit and accounting have immensely provided guidance.

Environment Audit is now an internal self auditing management tool for many corporate and they are presenting their data indicating what they are able to do with the pollutants they generate. This has led to the strategy of compliance with legal requirements through measures converting waste into wealth.

The present compilation of 125 articles with over sixty manuals and guides will be very useful in framing up guidelines for use in future.

This compilation is expected to enhance awareness so that the stakeholders can benefit from the measures they plan to take in combating the environmental challenges arising from their developmental activities.

 
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A View of Environment Accounting through WISTA
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“Polluter Pays” is by now a well accepted principle to control environment damage, but how much to pay is still an evolving subject. When we can account for Air, Water and Waste or environment in general, self auditing of the environment will become more effective. This book is a collection of over 150 such interesting articles.

The introductory chapter traces the emergence of the important principles relating to environmental accounting and this is followed by a chapter on Global View that emerged from different countries with widely different concepts which over a period of time has somewhat converged. Newer concepts on carbon trading, corporate social responsibility, sustainability reporting and clean energy systems are some of the concepts which have gained acceptance. The role of environmental accounting in mitigation plans or climate change places responsibility in a manner on all concerned with environment to progress towards inter – generation equity.

The book has abstracted environmental performances of selected industries including construction, chemical, energy and electrical industry. Articles on energy efficiency and green – accounting will indicate a direction for sustainability in future.

The book indeed is of special type on the subject which brings to the readers many aspects of Environment Accounting and how it has been applied towards achieving Sustainable Development.

 
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Role of Judiciary in Promoting Sustainable Development
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This book gives the highlights of the decisions of the Apex Court of India over the last two decades on several aspects of concern in the field of environmental protection. The analysis of these cases leads to pointing out the principles emphasized by the judiciary.

Interpreting the provisions of Art 21 of the Constitution on the right to life and absorbing the harmonized principles arising from several international and multilateral organisations the judiciary has formulated and elaborated on the concepts in balancing development and ecological damage.

Some of the principles which guided their judicial pronouncements include: inter generational equity; precautionary principle; polluter pays principle; the doctrine of public trust’; priority for ecology and health over revenue and employment; concepts on extent of punishment to victims and deference to expert advice.

The judiciary in providing guidance to approval agencies of developmental projects, executing organisations and monitoring agencies has made significant contributions in Promoting Sustainable Development.

 
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Intellectual Property
About the Book

This book is a compilation of 180 articles that were published in the periodical Wista Intellectual Property over a period of 16 years with the first issue starting in February 1996 and the last Issue in December 2011. These articles are grouped in eleven chapters. In each chapter or subgroup, the articles are arranged in the order in which they appeared first in print. Several articles are abridgements of reports or studies conducted in many global intellectual property organizations as well as those conducted by the Institute itself.

The earlier publications were made in an era when the Indian intellectual property system was far behind in its modernization with respect to the global practices and the articles focused on the issues relating to India having to comply with WTO requirements. In the first few years of the 21st Century the articles had focused on the imminent changes that were due to come in or sweeping across the Indian intellectual property regime. The articles of the last five years had focused on developments that are taking place currently impacting on the role of IPR in a modern economy.

The book contains valuable material for a research scholar as he will try to swim in the channels of the niche areas of Intellectual Property in the stiff competition climate characterized by amazing innovations.

 
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Guiding Principles In The Decisions Of Service Law
About the Book

The central Administrative Tribunal was constituted under the Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985nwhich came in to force from 1.11.1985. Since then more and more employees and employersmake use of this judicial Forum for redressal of grievances and to get speedy inexpensive and complete justice as this is the Court of first instance for Services matters.

In many topics of service law, as there are no statutes to govern the situation, one has necessarily to rely on case law. This is why it is absolutely necessary to get familiarized with the important cases decided by the Apex court and other Court to be able to arrive at just solution in a given case. The decisions of the tribunal being increasingly upheld by the Higher courts only strengthens the Justice delivery system,

Towards the above goal, the present book presents the decisions of about one thousand important cases in service law and general principles, skillfully analysed and annotated under seven chapters with over one hundred distinct sub-headings for facility of search. The seven chapters deal with the Genral principles of service jusrisprudense, Law Applicable to Recruitments and Appointments, incidence of service, Disciplinary Proceedings and punishments, including in the police force, final retrial benefits, and connect subjects like contempt jurisdictioions .
Apart from the Central Government, there are now 45 other organizations which have been notifieid under Section 14 (2) of the A.T act which come within the jurisdiction of the tribunal. A new chapter II has been added on the interpretation of the provisions of the Act, which govern the setting up, functnioning and powers of tribunal... Memebres are appointed to the tribunal have to learn and develop the specialized branch of law so that disputes are settled. The litigant himself being often an aggrieved officer can also delve in to pages of this book , apart from the others users. The law on the subject has been so arranged that it may serve as a refrence book to bridge the gap between government, other employers and employees and to enable them better understand the subject to serve the ends of the juctice.

 
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Science And Technology Initiatives In India- A Profile
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This compilation attempts to bring together the policy initiatives and programs for implementation by the different Departments of the Government of India as decerned from public documents, some of which have had very limited circulation.

The major efforts of the Ministry of Science and Technology and Departments of Atomic Energy, Space, Defense, Medical and Agricultural Research have been briefly covered; so also those of many other research and development organizations in other Ministries and Departments of the Government of India.

While most of the information pertains to the last five years, emphasis has been on the activities during the last two years. Any scholar of Science and Technology must know the system through which the benefits of advances in this field will become available to the society and this compilation will provide an easy introduction to the same.

 
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Science And Technology Achievements & highlights
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“Science and Technology – Achievements and Highlights” has been prepared by the Waterfalls Institute of Technology Transfer, arising out of an assignment given by the Department of Science and Technology (International Division), Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi.

S&T Achievements and Highlights have been compiled for being presented to many officials who visit DST during a year and also others who wish to learn the progress India is making in the field. This compilation provides a reasonable description pointing out the scientific or technological advancement in the country in 2009-2010. The S&T achievements and highlights would be revised and updated every year.

 
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Curriculum for Renewable Energy
About the Book

A book containing the proceedings of the International Workshop on Renewable Energy Curriculum held in April 1995 was brought out with , financial support from the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Source Govt. of India. Several copies were distributed to the delegates from the participating countries. As per the arrangements with the Ministry, over 6000 copies have been distributed to various organisations such as: Engineering Colleges, State Electricity Boards, leading in-house R&D units, selected universities and IITs, and several State and Central Government Departments.
 
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Newer Forms of Intellectual Property Protection
About the Book
The first book of the Institute 'Newer Forms of Intellectual Property Protection' was published in May 1995. This was in fact the outcome of the workshop the Institute had organised, sponsored by the Centre for Technology Development, Bangalore and co-sponsored by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry and held at the Asian & Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology. This book contains all the papers presented at the workshop, the statements made at the inaugural Session as well as the questions and comments that arose during the discussion. The book also contains the full text of the TRIPS agreement. Complementary copies of the book were sent to members of the Institute and the authors of the various papers presented therein. In bringing out the book the Department of Electronics, Government of lndia, provided partial financial support. Several copies of the book have been sold and some copies are .still available.
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Indian Systems Of Medicines in the Treatment of Cancer
About the Book

The Institute had organised a Workshop on 'Role of Indian Systems Medicine in the Treatment of Cancer' on 13th February 1996 at New Delhi. The Workshop had 21 papers including backgrounders, and 4 communications. WITT compiled these papers together with the discussion thereon.

The Proceedings have been structured session and system-wise in order 1 afford easy location and access to a particular system of medicine and the target paper .
 
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Eco-Mark - A Report on Current Status
About the Book

The Institute had arranged an appreciation programme on Eco-Mark. . backgrounder prepared needed to be updated while bringing out the proceedings. Several papers presented at the programme were transcribe from tapes and suitably edited to include clarifications provided to certain questions raised. The entire documentation was reviewed and re-formatted into appropriate (This book was released in an impressive function held, on 24 July 2000)
 
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Technology Profiles
About the Book

The institute had prepared technology profiles for four countries namely kazakhstan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam for the Asian & Pacific centre for transfer of Technology , New Delhi in 1995-96.

A Brochure containing the typical content of a report and full executive summaries of the four countries were published to define information about the studies. For report may made with APCTT.(www.apctt.org)
An Introduction to the Guiding Principles in the Decision Patent
About the Book

The need for guidance has increased enormously… ... in the near future this will come about from the cases that will be decided by the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.

- Justice K T Thomas, Judge Supreme Court of India. The book is well timed and is bound to enlighten the legal fraternity as well as the general public

- Justice B P Jeevan Reddy, Chairman Law Commission of India

The grouping of the cases into convenient subject areas makes the presentation not only reference friendly but also provides an interesting continuity from chapter to chapter.
- Prof P M Bakshi, Former Member Law Commission of India.

Provides a wide range of situations from which the guiding principles have been culled out. In a typical case …. one may …. decide on a strategy as to how to pursue patent dispute problems/resolution.
- Dr R A Mashelkar, Secretary DSIR & DG CSIR.
 
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Ocean Wealth
ocean-wealth
About the Book

The book is a compilation of 84 articles that were published in the periodical WISTA: Ocean Wealth over a period of 5 years with the first issue starting in February 2003. These articles are grouped in twelve chapters. Several articles are abridgements of reports or studies conducted in many national and international organisations on Oceanography as well as those conducted by the Institute itself.

The importance of Oceanic Inventions in the recent years has grown enormously more so because of its potential impact on areas of medicines, food and climate. Patents granted on new technologies/inventions on ocean wealth alert research personnel to review their ongoing programmes to adopt a suitable strategy.

In this book Waterfalls Institute of Technology Transfer has provided valuable information covering a wide range of topics, including marine life and ecosystem, ocean circulation, polar science, tsunamis, research vessels, plate tectonics & the geology of the sea floor and the chemical and physical properties of the oceans. This compilation will be useful not only to the researchers in the academic institutions but also to administrators concerned with harnessing wealth of the oceans for the benefit of our Society.

Price Rs. 2000/
(February 2016)

 
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