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Agriculture

Govt gears up to boost pulse production

July 3, 2012 cholan 0

It has launched a special programme focussing on inter-cropping of pulses over other crops during this Kharif season The Centre has launched a special programme […]

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Education

Hunar project

July 2, 2012 cholan 0

As a part of its endeavour to promote school education amongst disadvantaged communities, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) launched the ‘HUNAR’ project for […]

Ecology and Environment

Giant tortoise Lonesome George

July 1, 2012 cholan 0

The giant tortoise Lonesome George, whose failed efforts to produce offspring made him a symbol of disappearing species, was found dead at the Galapagos National […]

Science and Technology

Green Rust

July 1, 2012 cholan 0

A rare kind of mineral known as “green rust”, which could be used to scrape toxic metals and radioactive species from the environment, also played […]

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Australia

Anna Pimple Volcano

July 1, 2012 cholan 0

Scientists discover a mysterious volcano in the deep ocean off the west coast of Australia. This discovery is considered quite extraordinary. Cone-shaped volcano, with a […]

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Science and Technology

Zulu time

July 1, 2012 cholan 0

What is “Zulu” time? Zulu (short for “Zulu time”) is used in the military and in navigation generally as a term for Universal Coordinated Time […]

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Science and Technology

Leap Seconds

July 1, 2012 cholan 0

What are leap seconds? About every one and a half years, one extra second is added to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and clocks around the […]

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Education

Talk to a Teacher project

June 26, 2012 cholan 0

The training programme for 10,000 teachers was Human Resource Development at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. Under the ‘Talk to a Teacher’ project of the […]

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Space (World)

NEW HORIZONS

June 25, 2012 cholan 1

New Horizons is the first scientific investigation to obtain a close look at Pluto and its moons. The mission will help us understand the icy […]

Space (World)

Juno Spacecraft

June 25, 2012 cholan 0

Juno will improve our understanding of the solar system’s beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Specifically, Juno will… Determine how much water […]