Everything you need to know about Agriculture Institute: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Agriculture Institute: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Union Agriculture Minister Launched Nowcast and Insurance Web-Portals for Farmers.
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has called for more government spending and an end to US austerity measures in a bid to jolt the sluggish economy back to life.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Last year, the average U.S. chief executive earned more than 11 million dollars in salary, stock options and other compensation, a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute has revealed.
London, May 2 (ANI): Health experts are saying that tattoo parlours should be rated according to their hygiene standards in the same way as restaurants and takeaways.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) An all-party team from Karnataka led by Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought immediate release of Rs.1,500 crore for drought relief in the state.
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Cryptographers have demonstrated that even the most secure computers are vulnerable to attacks -- and the increasing popularity of cloud computing makes the threat even greater.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Taking fish oil capsules may help improve outcomes for kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis by reducing cardiovascular complications, says a scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A trade union associated with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday threatened to go on strike from July 10 against alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks to private firms and exploitation of coal workers.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Computer scientists in India have come out with a two-pronged algorithm that can detect the presence of a botnet on a computer network and block its malicious activities before it causes too much harm.
London, May 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the oldest known blood cells in the wounds of Otzi, the stone age "Iceman" whose body was found on an Alpine mountainside after being preserved in ice 5,300 years ago.
London, May 2 (ANI): Researchers are adapting technologies - originally made for robot navigation - to help visually impaired people navigate indoor and outdoor spaces independently.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): In testing older patients' blood vitamin D levels, there is ambiguity about where the dividing line falls between enough and not enough.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have explored the neural bases of illusory motion in Akiyoshi Kitaoka's striking optical illusion, dubbed "Rotating Snakes."
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Larger male gorillas living in the rainforests of Congo seem to be more successful than smaller ones at attracting mates and even raising young, researchers have found.
New York, May 1 (IANS) US stock jumped Tuesday, with the blue-chip Dow rallying to a fresh four-year high, as market sentiment was boosted by upbeat manufacturing data.
London, May 1 (ANI): Researchers have explored a new class of drugs, which may bring treatment of aggressive pancreatic tumours closer to reality.
London, May 1 (ANI): Japanese researchers have claimed to have successfully grown hair on hairless mice, raising new hopes of a cure for baldness.
Kargil, May 1 (ANI): Its summer season and all of us are busy planning the destination that will give us some respite from the sweltering heat of the metropolitans. As the trend goes - what better than the snow covered hills and the gorgeous vistas of the beautiful Ladakh valley that offers warm hospitality at its best? Families, friends, honeymooners go there in great numbers, enjoy the scenic beauty, shop and come back: but there is more to this "been there, done that" experience.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Expressing hope it would develop as a world class facility on poll management, Chief Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi Monday laid the foundation stone of new campus of India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management at Dwarka.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) After becoming a successful producer, Ekta Kapoor faces the camera for the first time for her media school.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Succumbing to political pressure, the government Monday revoked the ban on cotton exports and said fresh exports will be allowed without any quantitative restrictions.
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Determining the habitability of rocky, earth-like planets will be crucial for us as a species, but the good news is that they are probably more abundant than stars, says a new study.
Hanoi, April 28 (IANS) Scientists from a pharmaceutical laboratory in Cuba have demonstrated a new and "highly-effective" medical product made from banana peel, Cuba's Prensa Latina news agency reported.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more effectively than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms, according to a new study.
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): As any crime show buff can tell us, DNA proof identifies a victim's remains, fingers the guilty, and sets the innocent free.
London, April 27 (IANS) A meteor hunter has stumbled on two marble-sized nuggets of an asteriod that detonated after colliding with the Earth, worth 10 times as much as gold, according to scientists.
Stockholm, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the structure and function of the skin's outermost layer, a watertight barrier called the stratum corneum, at a molecular level, opening the way not only for drug delivery but also for a deeper understanding of skin diseases.
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A diet rich in greasy foods leads to an imbalance in our gut flora - the bacteria that live in our digestive tract- researchers say.
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Funding cuts may explain the global resurgence of malaria, says a new study that analysed 75 documented cases of the disease's outbreaks worldwide since 1930.
Sydney, Apr 26 (ANI): A physicist from Sydney has created a tiny computer of 300 atoms hovering in space that has the potential to provide insights into how materials behave at the quantum level that none of today's conventional computers would be capable of calculating.
Jakarta, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): An Indonesian senior official said on Thursday that Indonesia will suspend imports of U.S. beef from Thursday because of a confirmed U.S. case of mad cow disease, a local media reported here.
Organic farming is a practice of cultivation of crops that involves various methods that are eco friendly and environmental friendly in nature. In this method, the use of inorganic products such as chemical fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides are done. At present organic farming is being practiced across the world in a large scale covering 32.2 million hectares of land around the world.
Organic farming is not a new concept of cultivation but has been practiced since ancient times in India and central Europe. Organic farming is the most original form of agriculture and has been in practice from the pre historic times. Though, during the Industrial revolution, the use of inorganic methods were introduced extensively but these methods mere not that developed and had serious side effects.
Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Giant asteroids, similar or larger than the one believed to have killed the dinosaurs, hit Earth billions of years ago with more frequency than previously thought, US space agency NASA said Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to evolve "consensus" on the presidential election due in July.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Funding cuts for malaria control are the single most common reason for the resurgence of the deadly disease, a new study has claimed.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A gynaecologist has claimed that he has located G-spot an elusive pleasure zone somewhere in the vagina, which supposedly triggers orgasms.
Washington, April 25(ANI): Daily dose of a newly developed fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing 10 mg of S-equol is as effective as a standard dose of soy isoflavones at reducing hot flash frequency significantly and is even more effective for relieving muscle and joint pain, researchers have claimed.
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US authorities have detected a case of mad cow disease, the nation's fourth, in a dairy cow in the state of California.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Admissions to architecture institutions in the country should be based on entrance tests conforming to the minimum standards prescribed in the Architects Act, heads of leading architecture schools said here Tuesday.
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have unveiled a novel learning platform to improve agricultural resilience to changing weather patterns and to reduce emissions footprint.
The Hague, April 24 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Monday tendered his government's resignation to Queen Beatrix, paving the way for early elections.
New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Showing empathy with the dairy farmers, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday expressed hope to find a solution to their problem at the earliest.
London, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Britain is to unveil new rules to further limit public spending as part of the government's efforts to meet its austerity targets.
New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Leaders of various political outfits on Monday gave a mixed response to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's suggestion that the president of the country should be a non-political person, saying a final decision on the issue would be taken only after consultations.
London, April 22 (IANS) A faulty gene that increases breast cancer risk in women also quadruples the chances of prostate cancer among men, says a recent study.
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Regularly quaffing sugar-sweetened, low-calorie sodas is likely to spike risk of a stroke, but intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee seems to lower it, a study reveals.
Large Intake of sugar added and low-calorie sodas may result in increased risk of stroke, says a study.
Washington, April 21 (ANI): High consumption of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas may lead to higher risk of stroke, say researchers.
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday called for a cut in the interest rate on the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) loans saying high rates would hit rural projects in the state.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Exercise reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in people suffering from high blood pressure, a new study has revealed.
The risk of development of schizophrenia is thrice in children who have suffered severe trauma as compared to normal children. The children who has undergone trauma can develop schizophrenia in later life, reveals a new study.
Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Generation Y are to take up the leadership roles of the future but present company heads fret that they won't stick around long enough to get there, researchers say.
London, April 20 (IANS) Children who have undergone severe trauma are thrice as likely to develop schizophrenia in later life, says a new study.
The risk of a stroke is relatively lower in people who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese in comparison to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a new study.
People in the dawn of their life often find it difficult to make decisions in novel situations. The ability to make decision decreases with age and is linked with a reduction in the integrity of two specific white-matter pathways that links a region in the cerebral cortex( medial prefrontal cortex) with two other regions deeper in the brain, says a new study
Anand, Apr 20 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his opposition to the meat exports.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat yogurt and cheese are at a lower risk of stroke as compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, a new study has claimed.
Tel Aviv, April 20 (IANS) Researchers seem to have found a way to protect against deadly chemical attacks, such as Tokyo subway sarin incident, that left 13 people dead and thousands injured or with temporary vision problems.
Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese have a lowered stroke risk compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a new study.
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Doctors in a Karachi hospital have successfully removed the extra limbs of a baby boy who was born with six legs.
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have declared a research breakthrough in mice that shows promise to restore hearts damaged by heart attacks-by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle.
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on a treatment, which may reverse the effects of cocaine in case of emergency.
Washington, April 19 (ANI): By harnessing nanodots researchers have created a new electronic memory technology that can write and erase data 10-100 times faster than today's mainstream charge-storage memory products.
Naturopathy, which is an alternative form of treatment, is effective in lowering blood sugar level and improvement of mood in the patients suffering from diabetes.
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the state-of-the-art linear accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and SRS/SRT facilities at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati tomorrow.
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Transplanting photoreceptors - light-sensitive nerve cells that line the back of the eye - could form the basis of a new treatment to restore sight in people suffering from degenerative eye diseases, a new study has suggested.
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Type 2 diabetes patients who received naturopathic care (as an adjunct to conventional care) had lower blood-sugar levels, better eating and exercise habits, improved moods, and a stronger sense of control over their condition than did patients receiving only conventional care, researchers have found.
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have identified new breast cancer genes that could revolutionise treatment for thousands of women.
Washington, Apr 19(ANI): US Republican Senator John McCain has said that Pakistan has no right to use the Kashmir issue as an excuse for not targeting extremist groups like the Haqqani network.
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Berlin, April 18 (IANS) The seas are littered with large quantities of microplastic particles -- plastics in small bits and pieces -- endangering the lives of marine creatures, says a report.
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Researchers have found promising anti-diabetic substance in the amorfrutin class of natural substances.
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Sixty percent of Wikipedia articles about companies contain factual errors, according to a new research, which warned people not to rely on the website for accurate and balanced information.
London, Apr 18 (ANI): The world is on the brink of a chocolate supply crisis owing to the instability in cacao growing areas and soaring demand in developing countries, an expert has warned.
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that sixty percent of Wikipedia articles about companies contain factual errors.
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Scientists are on the way to create a simple, cost-effective saliva test to detect oral cancer, a breakthrough that would drastically improve screening and result in fewer people dying of the world's sixth most common cancer.
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced an early withdrawal of Australian troops from Afghanistan Tuesday, a day after the 18-hour terror siege of Kabul ended.
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) A lot of Pakistanis are going to be hungry for years to come, warned a daily while describing the situation as "desperate".
Patna, April 16 (IANS) The SRI (System of Rice Intensification) organic method of paddy cultivation that has been successfully employed in Bihar has aroused interest in other states as well, officials here said Monday.
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists have determined precisely how leaves tell stems to grow when a plant is caught in a shady place.
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A plant's primary weapon for survival is the ability to grow towards the light, getting just the amount it needs and shadowing its competition, says a study.
London, Apr 15 (ANI): Schools in Britain are set to include paganism in their official religious education syllabus for the first time.
Bangkok, April 15 (IANS) Rising temperatures are triggering severe outbreaks of new, invasive pests that could threaten Southeast Asia's multi-billion dollar cassava industry and the livelihoods of thousands of small farmers, a study reveals.
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have identified specific strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which may account for premature births and severe birth defects in the US.
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) The Kisan Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a farmers' parliament in New Delhi May 12-13 to highlight the plight of peasants.
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (Nabard) will create a Rs.15 billion fund to cater to women's Self-Help Groups in economically weaker districts in the country, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said Saturday.
In an important discovery, Austrian scientists have concluded that the overproduction of growth hormone can be a cause liver cancer.
Now India and US have joins hands and come forward that will help promote clean energy.
Vienna, April 14 (IANS) In a major discovery, Austrian scientists have found that the overproduction of a growth hormone can cause liver cancer.
Ashgabat, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has fired the country's energy and industry minister at a general ministerial meeting over poor parenting skills, Turkmen television reported.
Washington, April 14 (IANS) In a significant development in the quest for clean energy, three top research institutions each in India and the United States have joined hands to form three consortia that will make up the $125 million US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Centre (JCERDC).
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, a new study has revealed.
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Rapid climate change and its potential to intensify droughts and floods could threaten Asia's rice production and pose a significant threat to millions of people across the region, leading climate specialists and agricultural scientists have warned.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that the restriction on cotton exports would have an adverse impact on farmers.
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government following Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh outlining the Centre's anti-farmer's policies'.
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Humans' fear level toward threats may be determined by the typical size of our social circles, a new study has revealed.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Benefiting around 45,000 students in the northeastern region, the cabinet Thursday approved a Rs.388.68 crore project to train the youth in the areas of information, electronics and communication technologies (IECT).
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new compound reverses many of the major symptoms associated with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), which is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability and a leading cause of autism, a new study has claimed.