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Nanoparticles new age answer to corrosion: Expert


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Terming nanoparticles as the latest answer to combating corrosion, a senior scientist Thursday urged the industries concerned to use them as a "smart coating" option."Nanoparticles are ... Read more...

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Century’s second Venus transit on June 6


May 21st, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In a rare celestial occurrence, Venus - the second planet from the Sun and the Earth's neighbour - will transit across the solar disc early June ... Read more...

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Diesel cars guzzling 40 percent of segment’s fuel: CSE


January 25th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Trashing industry contention that diesel use by cars is very low, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Wednesday said 40 percent of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Total lunar eclipse Dec 10


December 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Sky gazers are all set to witness a celestial event involving the Moon, the Earth and the Sun as the second total lunar eclipse of the ... Read more...

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Asteroid longer than aircraft to whiz past earth


November 5th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) If you have an eight-inch telescope, you can catch it! A 55-million tonne asteroid, jet black in appearance and longer than an aircraft carrier, will fly ... Read more...

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Petrol hike will push diesel car demand: CSE


September 15th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) NGO Centre for Science and Environment said Thursday's petrol price hike will further push demand for diesel vehicles which, in turn, will have an adverse ... Read more...

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NGO supports scraping of diesel subsidy for cars


August 5th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Friday welcomed union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's suggestion to remove subsidy on diesel used in cars, saying ... Read more...

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New content control rules leave netizens sore


May 11th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) In the age of internet-fuelled information explosion, the government's new rule allowing telecom companies and blogging sites, among others, to remove "objectionable" content from the ... Read more...

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India’s defence electronics sector to log good growth: experts


January 6th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) Increasing budgetary allocation for armed forces, the army's replacement of old equipment, and compulsory sourcing of Indian components by foreign defence equipment vendors are among the drivers ... Read more...

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Benefits of exports should be shared with producers


September 12th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) State governments should work in tandem with the centre to ensure that the benefits of exports reach the people at the grassroots. "There is a ... Read more...

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Indian scientist concerned over effect of solar storm on earth


August 10th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Aug.10 (ANI): Solar storm, termed as 'Solar Tsunami' by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) can disturb the Earth's magnetic field and can interfere with satellites, Debi Prasad Duari, ... Read more...

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Infosys to design informatics for US biotech company


February 5th, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 5 (IANS) Infosys Technologies and San Francisco-based Elan Pharmaceuticals Thursday formally announced a partnership agreement under which the Indian software giant will design and implement a new research informatics ... Read more...

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BT brinjal technology is safe, says Dr. Gosal of Punjab Agriculture University


October 20th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Oct. 20 (ANI): Contrary to apprehensions of voluntary organisations over the ill effects of Bt technology for brinjals, a distinguished professor with the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) has said ... Read more...

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Panel to study report on Bt brinjal for approval


October 13th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 13 (IANS) The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) will meet Thursday in New Delhi to evaluate the safety and environment data on Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt) brinjal for commercialisation of the ... Read more...

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Effective teachers’ training need of the hour: experts (Sep 5 is Teachers Day)


September 4th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Low salaries, little motivation and temporary appointments -- India's school teachers are faced with myriad problems. But the task before the country is to ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh university to launch schools for farmers


November 24th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 24 (IANS) The Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology in Kanpur will open schools for farmers to impart scientific lessons on how to raise crop productivity, officials said ... Read more...

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Arsenic contamination affects West Bengal’s rural areas


June 4th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) Kartik Biswas, a research scholar working on environmental issues, did not know the fatal effect of arsenic contamination. By the time he realised it, he had ... Read more...

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Levy tax on `beedi’, says NGO


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:52 am ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A non-government organization (NGO), working in the field of public health in India and other developing countries, has demanded a tax on 'beedi' to discourage smoking habits of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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