Symposium on chemical engg.

Andhra University Chemical Engineering Department and Waltair Regional Centre of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers held a national symposium on `electro-chemical and corrosion engineering: past, present and future.'

The meet was held to synchronise the retirement of board of studies in chemical engineering chairman C. Bhaskara Sarma. Andhra University Vice-Chancellor L. Venugopal Reddy inaugurated the programme.

`Steel summit'

Confederation of Indian Industry in association with the Ministry of Steel organised `Steel Summit 2007 - India Vision 2020 - Challenges Ahead' in New Delhi on Monday and Tuesday. The summit was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The speakers deliberated on various issues. CMD of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Y. Siva Sagar Rao chaired the sessions on `Global steel industry - sustained growth and competitiveness through consolidation - mergers, acquisitions and integration', `Global overview' and `Technology trends'.