earth sciences

Kerala should do more science and technology: Vayalar Ravi


September 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Kerala should formulate a policy for science, technology and innovation and align it to the National Policy 2013, said union Minister for Science and Technology and ... Read more...

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Vayalar Ravi to handle Deshmukh’s portfolio


August 10th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi was Friday given additional charge of the ministries of science and technology, earth sciences and micro, small ... Read more...

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Amid monsoon worry, interest-free loan for Rajasthan farmers


July 29th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 29 (IANS) As possible monsoon failure looms large, the 26 million farmers in Rajasthan have unexpected help at hand. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a far-reaching scheme ... Read more...

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Monsoon yet likely to improve, says IMD


July 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) While deficient rains are threatening crops in some states, the Met office Thursday said monsoon is yet likely to improve in some parts of the ... Read more...

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GPS helps detect 100 billion tonne ice loss!


July 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) The Global Positioning System (GPS) helped scientists detect a staggering 100 billion tonnes of ice loss in Greenland over six months during 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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High tech demystifies giant dinos’ feeding habits


July 17th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Technology employed in designing racing cars and airplanes also helped researchers demystify the feeding habits of giant dinosaurs 150 million years ago.A team of researchers, ... Read more...

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Reduced sea ice, warming elevate Arctic temperatures


July 8th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Melting sea ice and global warming are elevating Arctic temperatures up to four times faster than the global average, according to latest research.Ian Simmonds, professor from ... Read more...

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‘India to establish strategic presence in deep sea mining’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) India is to establish a "strategic presence" in the area of deep sea mining by plumbing the depths of the ocean to hunt for rare ... Read more...

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India, US launch open government platform


June 12th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) India and the United States have unveiled the Open Government Platform, a bilateral effort aimed at fostering transparency and enhanced citizen engagement by making government data, ... Read more...

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Delhi gears up to watch century’s last Venus transit


June 5th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Sky gazers in Delhi are all set to witness a rare celestial event Wednesday with Venus - the second planet from the Sun and the ... Read more...

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India to miss ‘Ring of Fire’ during Monday’s solar eclipse


May 20th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) As sky gazers in various parts of the world gear up to watch Monday's annular solar eclipse - a rare event in which the sun ... Read more...

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Watch ‘Ring of Fire’ during Monday’s solar eclipse


May 19th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Sky gazers in parts of the world are up for a celestial treat Monday (May 21) when an annular solar eclipse takes place - a ... Read more...

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India’s monsoon likely to be normal: Deshmukh (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In what could be a breather for farmers and common people, India's monsoon is likely to be normal with 99 percent of the expected rainfall, ... Read more...

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Ranbaxy launches ‘indigenous’ malaria drug


April 25th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Indian pharma major Ranbaxy Wednesday launched a new "indigenous" anti-malaria drug at a ceremony in the national capital to mark World Malaria Day.The new drug, ... Read more...

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Rock defects below earth surface impact quakes


April 24th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) Defects in rocks lying below the earth's surface can modify the impact of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, says a study by the Australian National University."We ... Read more...

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‘14 innovation universities to be set up in India’


April 10th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Fourteen innovation universities would be set up in the country during the 12th Five Year Plan, Union Minister of State for Planning, Science and Technology and ... Read more...

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Delhi air quality was worst in March: Study


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Dust in the Delhi skies in March brought the air quality down to the worst levels in the last one year and the increase ... Read more...

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Scientists say earth makeup differs from sun


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Scientists are rejecting a century-old assumption that the earth has the same chemical makeup as the sun."This theory is based on the idea that everything in ... Read more...

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Budget gives fillip to scientific research


March 16th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Research and development (R&D;) programmes in science and technology were in focus in the union budget presented Monday, with special emphasis on high computing performance ... Read more...

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India, Africa poised to expand science, tech cooperation


March 4th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Building upon their burgeoning political and economic ties, India and the 54-nation African continent have promised to expand their cooperation in frontier areas of ... Read more...

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India to expand science, tech cooperation with Africa (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Building upon growing political and economic ties, India and the 54-nation African continent are now poised to expand their cooperation in frontier areas of ... Read more...

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India, Africa to collaborate in social entreprenership, innovation


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India Friday flagged social entrepreneurship and innovation as key areas for collaboration with Africa and called for exploring a research and development fund for promoting ... Read more...

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Indian school teacher set for US space programme (With Images)


February 1st, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 1 (IANS) Over 1,100 students and teachers of the reputed Vidya Valley School here screamed with joy when Vandana Suryawanshi became the first foreign teacher to be ... Read more...

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India to launch spoken web service for farmers


January 13th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Soon farmers across the country can get their agriculture and weather-related queries answered quickly. The Indian government is planning to launch a spoken web service ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel mystery of missing mineral


December 12th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a cache of dolomite in coral reefs, ending a 100-year quest for the missing mineral. "For over a century, scientists have puzzled ... Read more...

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Hot season triggers 100 bn tonnes Greenland ice loss


December 11th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) According to a latest finding, an unusually hot melting season in 2010 triggered ice loss of 100 billion tonsin southern Greenland.Large portions of the island's bedrock ... Read more...

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Gigantic planets holding billions of tonnes of diamonds


December 6th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Recent findings have revealed that some stars in the Milky Way could be harbouring carbon super earths -- gigantic planets completely bereft of life but potentially ... Read more...

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National Mission on Monsoon to improve weather forecast


December 1st, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A detailed project report has been finalised for the National Mission on Monsoon (NMM) to develop an advanced system for forecasting monsoon in the country, ... Read more...

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View from top: India may use US aircraft for weather forecast


November 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) If all goes well then India's monsoon forecast and cyclone prediction are likely to become more accurate in coming years with a hi-tech aircraft from ... Read more...

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More private participation in R&D; needed: Ashwani Kumar


November 12th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) The government is exploring ways and means to significantly enhance the engagement of the private sector in industrial research and development (R&D;), union Minister of State ... Read more...

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India, Africa discuss setting up of 80 training institutions


October 12th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Oct 12 (IANS) India has discussed the action plan with the African Union to set up over 80 training and capacity building institutions across Africa, an important decision ... Read more...

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India to join mock tsunami drill in Indian Ocean


October 11th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) India, along with 20 other nations, will participate in a mock tsunami drill Wednesday to test the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS), ... Read more...

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Himalayan ecosystem vital to Indian landmass: Deshmukh


October 1st, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS)The Himalayan ecosystem is highly vulnerable to the stress caused by the increased pressure of population and exploitation of natural resources and it is important to ... Read more...

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Disaster management authority hails new tsunami warning system


September 28th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Wednesday praised the ministries of science and technology and earth sciences for their new tsunami warning system called 'INCOIS'.Speaking ... Read more...

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Earth’s birth: Inert gases provide clues


September 27th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Inert gases trapped inside Earth's interior provide clues into the processes responsible for its birth and the evolution of oceans and atmosphere, a new study says."Our ... Read more...

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