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Nanomaterials contaminating soil, food crops?


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Man-made nanomaterials (MNMs), used in popular cosmetic products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens, may also be contaminating the quality and yield of food ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India, Myanmar forge think-tanks’ links


May 28th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) With Myanmar opening up to democratic transformation, India and the Southeast Asian state Monday decided to forge links between their think-tanks.The need for building ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Knowledge gap widens gulf between South Asian nations’


March 10th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) People in the South Asian region have little knowledge about each other that widens the gulf between them, experts at a regional conference said Saturday. ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Divorced, middle-aged women more vulnerable to HIV


February 6th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Newly-divorced middle-aged women are more vulnerable to contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, a study reveals. It is because they tend to let their guard ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

A university to manage a rapidly urbanising India


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 3 (IANS) With over 625,000 villages, rural India still dominates the country's landscape even as rapid urbanising is throwing up challenges for planners. To train people manage this ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India calls for stronger media links with Africa


May 21st, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 21 (IANS) Days ahead of its second summit with the African continent, India Saturday made a strong pitch for greater media exchanges to bridge the knowledge ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Walnuts richest in antioxidants


March 28th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Nature's perfectly packaged nuts -- walnuts -- have the highest levels of antioxidants in the nut family and should be consumed as part of a healthy ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Boffins develop tool to bridge knowledge gap in digital realm


July 15th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Japanese researchers have come up with a tool that works in parallel with the Instant Messaging protocols for carrying text chat back and forth between connected IM programs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smokeless tobacco damages DNA, key enzymes


June 17th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Smokeless tobacco's adverse effects are not just limited to the mouth, it can also damage the normal function of a key family of enzymes found in almost every ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low-moderate alcohol consumption does not harm women’s bone health


April 28th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new study has offered more evidence that low to moderate alcohol consumption does not harm bone health in women.There is lack of information on low to moderate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaysian women tangled in web of sex myths


February 28th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (ANI): Malaysian women have emerged as the most ill-informed in a new survey on sex-related issues carried out across Southeast Asia.The Kotex BodyLife IQ survey was conducted on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Malaysia hold strategic dialogue, vow to bridge gap


February 1st, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Mahendra Ved Kuala Lumpur, Feb 1 (IANS) Singapore has 3,000 Indian firms compared to 400 in relatively bigger Malaysia. Taking a cue from this, India and Malaysia are now looking to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Children’s top 20 questions that parents find difficult to answer


January 8th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that when children ask their parents questions like, "where does water come from?", "why is the sky blue?" and "what is infinity?", they ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

PM proposes India-ASEAN round table


October 24th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Hua Hin (Thailand), Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday suggested the establishment of an India-ASEAN round table to provide policy inputs to the governments on future ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Quantum computers come a step closer to reality


September 30th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): University of Michigan physicists have created the first atomic-scale maps of quantum dots, a major step toward the goal of producing "designer dots" that can be tailored for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Poor pesticide use causing crop loss of Rs.1,000 bn’


May 22nd, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Non-judicious use of pesticides is leading to an annual loss of more than Rs.100,000 crore (Rs.1,000 billion/$21 billion) in the agricultural sector, according to the Associated Chambers ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mouth bugs help make certain foods tasty


November 15th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Mouth bugs play a role in creating the distinctive flavors of certain foods, scientists in Switzerland have reported.According to researchers, the bacteria help gives people the rich ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

West Bengal to double issue of Kisan Credit Cards


October 23rd, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government will double the issue of Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to farmers from the current 1.5 million by the end of the five year plan ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Financial crisis, energy security to top IBSA agenda


October 11th, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) With the world's leading powers trying to enlist emerging economies in dealing with the global financial crisis, India, Brazil and South Africa are set to focus on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Study unlocks stem cell, DNA secrets to speed therapies


October 11th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that as embryonic stem cells turn into different cell types, there are dramatic corresponding changes in the order in which DNA is replicated and reorganised.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

President launches Gateway Portal to connect with rural poor


July 4th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil launched the Governments multi-lingual portal India Development Gateway (InDG) in New Delhi today to connect with the rural people by providing information on ... Read more...

Posted in National |

World Bank gives go ahead to new climate funds


July 2nd, 2008 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 2 (DPA) The World Bank Tuesday approved the creation of multi-billion-dollar global funds to help poor countries tackle global warming and boost investment in renewable technologies. The Clean Technology Fund ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Large database shows impacts of acid rain on microorganisms


June 24th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Researchers at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US have developed one of the most comprehensive databases in existence on the impacts ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous may benefit adolescents too


June 2nd, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study suggests that help programmes for people suffering from alcohol- and narcotics-related problems, known as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), may be beneficial ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

ICC, Deloitte launch tax clinic


May 23rd, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) partnering with Deloitte Haskins and Sells Friday launched ICC Tax Clinic in Kolkata. The clinic will give advice and guidance on various ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Manmohan Singh meets Hu Jintao


January 15th, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by admin
By Ashok DixitBeijing, Jan 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today met Chinese President Hu Jintao and discussed with him mutual relations after the two sides signed a series of memorandums to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, China must search for mutual prosperity: Manmohan Singh


January 15th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
By Ashok Dixit Beijing, Jan.15 (ANI): Urging China to joinIndia in creating a world of positive externalities and mutual prosperity, rather than one basedon balance of power calculations and animosity,the Prime Minister, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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