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Canada’s competitiveness drops in global ranking


September 6th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Sep 6 (IANS) Canada dropped two positions to 14th place in the Global Competitiveness Index 2012-13, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum said in a report.Canada has dropped five places ... Read more...

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US varsity launches undergraduate certificate in India studies


July 27th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) One of America's top research institutions, the University of South Florida's World Centre for India Studies, is introducing an undergraduate certificate in India studies beginning end-August.Offering ... Read more...

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Patil’s goodbye wish: A ‘corruption-free India’


July 24th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil bid farewell to the nation Tuesday on completing of her five-year term, expressing confidence that India will soon be a corruption-free ... Read more...

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Fodder shortage may hit milk production: Pawar


July 18th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Faced with a 40 percent shortage of fodder, it would be difficult for India to achieve the target of 160 million tonnes of milk production ... Read more...

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Pharma bigwigs join hands for new TB drug


June 27th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Pharmaceutical companies and research institutions in association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have stepped up efforts to aid research on a new drug ... Read more...

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Ramesh for low-cost sanitation solutions


May 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has invited Bill and Milenda Gates Foundation for partnerships in the country in developing low-cost sanitation solutions. Sixty percent of ... Read more...

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Avoid protectionism, Indian envoy tells US (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) India's Ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it is retrogressive and hinders economic growth and ... Read more...

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Indian envoy cautions US against protectionism


April 28th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it hinders economic growth and development in the ... Read more...

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US, India setting up $125 mn clean energy centre


April 14th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
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 ... Read more...

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India, France sign pacts on three science projects


January 10th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 10 (IANS) India and France will soon jointly work on three international science projects in the field of mathematics, informatics and immunology to strengthen cooperation between their research ... Read more...

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Land row may trip School of Economics in Bangalore


January 7th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 7 (IANS) Home to prestigious research institutions and a hot destination for engineering and medical education, India's IT hub Bangalore may lose out on having a School ... Read more...

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Six get life term for Bangalore terror attack (Second Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 19 (IANS) Six suspected members of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), arrested for the terror attack at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here in 2005, were Monday ... Read more...

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Six get life term for Bangalore terror attack (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 19 (IANS) Six people, suspected to be members of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, were Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Karnataka court for a terror attack at the ... Read more...

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China to give tech help to Pakistan


November 5th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) China is to collaborate with Pakistan in building some science and technology projects and in joint research.The 17th Session of the China-Pakistan Joint Committee on ... Read more...

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ICT potential in universities to be enhanced


November 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The potential of information and communication technology (ICT) in the teaching and learning processes in universities and research institutions will be enhanced with the ... Read more...

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Antibiotics panel’s recommendations yet to be followed


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) An expert panel's recommendations that will lay down the national policy on antibiotics are yet to be notified by the health ministry, Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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PMO directs focus on oilseeds, pulses for next Green Revolution


September 16th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Incentives and high-yielding seeds will be given to farmers in 60,000 village clusters each to cultivate oilseeds and pulses in a bid to attain ... Read more...

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Connect universities, hospitals of South Asia: Sibal


September 9th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 9 (IANS) Ahead of the SAARC summit in the Maldives in November, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Friday suggested connecting the region's educational, health and research ... Read more...

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Panchayat members to accompany caste census enumerators


August 8th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday that the enumeration for socio-economic and caste census (SECC) 2011 has been made more open by inclusion of ... Read more...

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GM cotton seeds a threat to Indian farmers: Researchers


June 27th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dharwad (Karnataka), June 27 (IANS) Leading agricultural research institutions Monday warned that extensive use of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds was destroying farming bio-diversity and jeopardising the livelihood of over ... Read more...

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India’s economy grew 8.5 percent last fiscal


May 31st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Indian economy grew by 8.5 percent in 2010-11, around 10 basis points below earlier projections, due to lower expansions in factory output and financial ... Read more...

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GDP to grow at 8 percent this fiscal, inflation high till September: FICCI


May 30th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Indian economy's growth will moderate to 8 percent this fiscal compared to the 8.6 percent it is estimated to have expanded by in 2010-11, ... Read more...

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India calls for strengthening of Partners in Population and Development


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 2(ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday reiterated India's commitment to the promotion of South-South Cooperation and strengthening of Partners in Population and Development ... Read more...

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Radical Internet remarks a prod for wise foreign policy: Chinese official


March 12th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 12 (ANI): The voices of the roughly 450 million Internet users in China have taken on an important role in crafting foreign policies and similar matters, a top political advisor ... Read more...

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German Defence Minister meets Manmohan Singh


February 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.10 (ANI): German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, here on Wednesday.After the interaction, Guttenberg said: "It was a very warm reception. ... Read more...

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India cannot depend on foreign suppliers for state of art weapons system: Antony


February 9th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Feb 9 (ANI): Stressing the need for more indigenisation in military technology, Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said that for the supply of state of art weapons ... Read more...

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An escalator to space - not very far away


January 9th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) The day may not be far away when an elevator attendant asks your preferred destination - low earth orbit (LEO) or geostationary orbit (GSO). Research ... Read more...

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Recognise hospitals practising alternative systems: Homeopathic Congress


December 19th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Accreditation process for hospitals practising homeopathy needs to be stepped up as recent studies have proven the efficiency of homeopathy in managing chronic diseases, doctors said at ... Read more...

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Jet lag pill that slows down body clock to help you ‘catch up’ 1 step closer


December 15th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to developing a jet lag pill that could relieve millions of long-haul passengers from sleepless nights and mid-afternoon drowsiness.Using automated screening techniques developed ... Read more...

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Interaction between farm scientists, industry inadequate: Hooda


December 4th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) The interaction between scientists of farming universities in India and industry is inadequate and their collaboration can help in faster economic growth, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda ... Read more...

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What’s your ideal body mass index?


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Having a body mass index between 20.0 and 24.9 is associated with the lowest risk of death in healthy non-smoking adults, a new study has revealed.The research team ... Read more...

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India might get 1.7-2 degrees warmer by 2030


November 16th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India is expected to witness a 1.7-2 degrees Celsius rise in annual mean surface air temperature by 2030 due to the change in climate conditions, said a ... Read more...

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US looks for milestones for Obama’s India visit


September 21st, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) As the US prepares for President Barack Obama's visit to India, it is looking at marking achievements in areas of technology, innovation and trade besides ... Read more...

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Bangalore cool to virtual telescope idea


September 4th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) India's premier science city failed to live up to its reputation as it gave a tepid response to a Microsoft-sponsored workshop here on the concept of the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu framing IT, biotech based agriculture strategy


August 7th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu is preparing a suitable agricultural strategy based on the application of biotechnology and information technology to meet the challenges posed by climate change, Chief Minister M. ... Read more...

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