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View: How new initiatives like Genome Council can take cues from Indian visionaries
When the aim is to build a research output like the Genome India initiative, the concepts of mission mode, centralisation of infrastructure facilities and network research of public health could come under one common umbrella.
Only 1/5th of over 25,000 applications filed by Indian institutes from 2009-19 granted patents: Govt
The Council of Scientific and Industrial...
Defence Ministry approves procurement of military platforms and weapons worth Rs 22,800 crore
The decision to go for the capital procurement ...
Centre to come out with permanent solution to stubble burning: MoS Agriculture
"A meeting was chaired by the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) secretary. A committee has been formed to formulate a new scheme" for a long-term permanent solution to stubble buring by farmers, he said. The MoS said that the new committee will come out with a new scheme within one or two months.
NITI draws up plan to curb stubble burning
The NITI Aayog is set to work out a fiscal package for a quick adoption of technology to decompose straw in situ which apparently is available at the laboratories. The Aayog plans to standardising it and testing on the fields from next year onwards and has directed Indian Agriculture Research Institute to expeditiously conduct field trials of the same.
Pakistan’s double speak on Afghanistan: US State Dept
The report took note of India’s long stand on terrorist groups like LeT and JeM, which are located in Pakistan, and often conduct terrorist attacks on India. The report claimed that the Pak govt failed to limit these terrorist groups from raising money, recruiting, and training in Pakistan but also allowed their candidates overtly to contest the July 2018 general elections.
Sugarcane farmers in UP were trained to conserve water. 275 billion litre was saved in 3 years
Sugar, which is one of the most water intensive crops, is dependent on the scarce resource for cultivation. Simple innovations in the sugarcane fields of Uttar Pradesh have produced staggering results in water conservation and also upped productivity.
These 7 companies with stable financials can be good stock investments
Companies with low volatility in their core financials tend to absorb macroeconomic shocks better than others while generating above-average returns. Here are 7 companies from BSE500 index with stable financials that can be good stock bets.
Govt should explore Israel, Brazil models for onion storage: Ficci study
India, which is currently witnessing a spike in retail onion price up to Rs 100/kg on tight supply, should explore low-cost modern technology models from other countries for storing the commodity.
Coastal Concerns: Rising sea levels will inundate coastal areas sooner than projected
Areas inhabited by 36 mn Indians now are at risk, much higher than the five mn expected previously.
Could Genome Research Council under public-private partnership be a way forward for India’s human genome program?
In the last 25 years genomic technologies have evolved faster than the computing technologies, and the forecast of genomic market of $140 billion by 2026 is indeed an underestimate. However, in terms of market size it is bigger than the pharma market even today.
GDP growth slips to 4.5% in September quarter, slowest expansion in 26 quarters
The slump was mainly on account of a weak manufacturing and a drop in exports.
Gold hallmarking likely to kick in from January 1
Time to be given to jewellers and dealers to sell purities apart from 14, 18 and 22.
'Post study work policy' attracting more Indian students, says Australian education minister
The number of Indian students studying in Australia has grown by 71% since 2014, to 107,673 students enrolled to study in 2018-19. There has been a 39% growth in the number of Indian student enrolments in Australia in 2019 over the previous year, according to an official. Indians are the second largest group of foreign students after the Chinese.
Shaurya Chakra Army veteran featured among researchers who `changed the world’
Col DPK Pillay, a retired Indian Army officer, who won the Shaurya Chakra for gallantry beyond the call of duty, has been featured among a handful of researchers in a special series by academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group.
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