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Majority US NGOs in China unregistered


March 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Less than three percent of American non-governmental organisations operating in China are registered with the government, a report has said.There were about 1,000 US NGOs in ... Read more...

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‘Scientists should be accountable’


February 6th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) India's scientific community should learn to deal with public accountability while doing business with the private sector to avoid a repeat of the controversial Antrix-Devas ... Read more...

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Why Indian researchers fail to make news (Comment)


October 29th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Most Indian scientists working in the anonymity of their labs or research institutes seldom make news even if they achieve a vital breakthrough or invent something new. Their discoveries and insights ... Read more...

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Now faculty can work in new educational institutions


August 11th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Faculty members can now look forward to earning a bit more with the Indian government Thursday allowing them to work in recently established educational ... Read more...

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Iran eyes another satellite in space


August 9th, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) Iran plans to launch another satellite dubbed Sharif, designed by the students of one of its leading scientific institutions, an official said.The satellite, currently under development ... Read more...

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Atlantis docks with space station one last time


July 10th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Space shuttle Atlantis Sunday arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) for one final visit.It docked at the station at 1507 GMT, space.com reported. The hatches ... Read more...

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NASA sets farewell shuttle launch July 8


June 29th, 2011 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NASA officials voted unanimously to set space shuttle Atlantis' launch date as July 8 after a day-long flight readiness review at the Kennedy space centre ... Read more...

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India confident of extending exclusive economic zone


June 11th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vasco-da-Gama (Goa), June 11 (IANS) India Saturday said it was confident that the UN will soon clear its claim to almost double the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) extending to the ... Read more...

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Tough to revamp research centres, says Jairam Ramesh


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday said his biggest frustration is the inability to make premier survey institutions like Biological Survey of India (BSI) ... Read more...

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NASA final shuttle launch scheduled for July 8


May 21st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The final space shuttle flight has been tentatively scheduled for July 8 from the Kennedy space centre in Florida, NASA said."This date was targeted based ... Read more...

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Defence technologies transferred to India not the best: Antony (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) India Monday said it had not benefited much from international cooperation in critical defence technologies in the field of aerospace and armaments, as the technology transferred to ... Read more...

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NASA to reveal first views of the entire Sun on super Sun-day


February 5th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): For the first time, NASA is all set to release of the first complete view of the Sun's entire surface and atmosphere on at 11 a.m. EST on ... Read more...

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Obama names two Indian-Americans to key posts


January 27th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has named an Indian-American doctor to an Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health and re-nominated an ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to inaugurate 98th Indian Science Congress


December 31st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate the 98th Indian Science Congress in Tamil Nadu's Chennai city on Monday.The five-day Congress, which will be ... Read more...

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PM to inaugurate Indian Science Congress Jan 3


December 31st, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the 98th Indian Science Congress in Chennai on Jan 3, an event that will be attended by scientists and academicians ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh and Obama resolve to strengthen India-U.S. strategic partnership


November 9th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): Reaffirming their nations' shared values and increasing convergence of interests, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama have resolved to expand and strengthen the India-U.S. ... Read more...

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Indian American sworn in as America’s top science official


October 19th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) IIT Madras alumnus, Subra Suresh, has been sworn in as the director of America's National Science Foundation (NSF), the top US science body with a ... Read more...

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Green nod for underground observatory in Tamil Nadu


October 18th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The central government Monday gave environment clearance to the setting up of a neutrino observatory in the Bodi West Hills reserved forest in Theni district of Tamil ... Read more...

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Plagiarism plagues India’s genetically modified crops: Experts


September 30th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.30 (ANI): A landmark report by six science academies has revealed that plagiarism plagues India's genetically modified crops.Indian scientists now fear that the episode has undermined the country's international scientific ... Read more...

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Of Tata, Bhabha and good old dramatic tales (IANS Books This Week)


August 5th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Some home truths about towering edifices and small pleasures of stories smartly told. The cache this week is a mix of serious non-fiction and fiction: 1. Book: "Tata: ... Read more...

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Institute of Mathematical Sciences open to sharing supercomputer


July 30th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSC) is open to provide access to its new supercomputer Annapurna for use of other research organisations. "After meeting our needs if there exist ... Read more...

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India, Britain to double trade in five years: PM


July 29th, 2010 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India and Britain have agreed to double their bilateral trade - currently at 8 billion pounds - by 2015, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Thursday. "We ... Read more...

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Electoral systems key for progress: Ansari


July 8th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Thursday opined that electoral systems are important because they translate the votes of the people into socio-economic progress. His remark came while delivering the inaugural ... Read more...

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India, Turkmenistan ink pacts on education, science and technology


May 26th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): India and Turkmenistan have inked two pacts on cooperation in the education and science and technology sectors.A joint statement signed by the two sides on Tuesday ... Read more...

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PM calls for attracting more youth to science courses


April 1st, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed concern over the declining number of youth opting for science courses after the 10+2 stage and urged the need to bring ... Read more...

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‘Mechanism to bridge gap between Centre and State for transfer of technology’


February 1st, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): Union Minister of state for Prime Minister office (PMO) informed here on Monday that an institutional mechanism for two way flow of information between Centre and States ... Read more...

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Centre increases number of JRF fellowships


January 21st, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the implementation of a proposal for increase in the number of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) through the CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test ... Read more...

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Thick clouds delay eclipse’s view in Lucknow


January 15th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) A large number of people, from students to homemakers, waiting to see the annular solar eclipse in the Uttar Pradesh capital, had to wait for over an hour ... Read more...

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Special goggles, telescopes - Lucknow set for solar eclipse


January 15th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Scientific institutions and schools in Lucknow have made elaborate arrangements - from acquiring special goggles to installing telescopes - for people to watch the annular solar eclipse Friday. The ... Read more...

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Women under-represented in India’s scientific development (Highlights of PM’s speech at Indian Science Congress)


January 3rd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday stressed that Indian origin researchers should be encouraged to work in the country, to convert the brain drain of the past into ... Read more...

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PM points at political involvement, red tape for scientific regress


January 3rd, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthpuram, Jan 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday regretted red tape, political interference and lack of recognition of good work contributed to regression in country's scientific development.Addressing the 97th ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh not satisfied with Copenhagen Summit outcome


January 3rd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said on Sunday that he was not satisfied with the outcome of the Copenhagen Summit.Inaugurating the 97th Indian Science Congress at Thiruvananthapuram ... Read more...

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Red tape, political interference regress Indian science: PM (Second Lead)


January 3rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday regretted that red tape, political interference and lack of recognition of good work contributed to a regression in Indian science ... Read more...

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Results Of Dark Matter Research Declared


December 18th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec.18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) experiment declared the results of their findings at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory located in Batavia on Thursday where ... Read more...

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Scientists rejig human evolution, Indians ancestors of East Asians (Lead)


December 11th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The ancestors of the present-day populations of China, Japan and other east Asian countries had migrated from India, scientists from 10 countries including India said Friday after ... Read more...

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