A number of models are recording the disruption of weather and ecology to mitigate the impacts of climate change in the Himalayas
`Construction is still going on with the tacit support of the Nainital Lake Development Authority'
One of the most popular hill stations in India, Nainital is threatened by rampant constructions, even in landslide-prone sites. Ajay Singh Rawat, …
Budget push for startups
New ventures to get tax holiday for three years; new customs regime to promote Make in India
103rd Indian Science Congress begins at Mysuru
Event to stress on the use of science and technology for indigenous development in India
Government approves proposal to scale production and sale of compost
Will provide financial assistance of Rs 1,500 for every tonne of compost sold
Making sense of erratic monsoon, sporadic flooding
Although the average rainfall has reduced over the last 60 years, the day to day variability in rainfall during monsoon months has increased
`Aditya-1 will take images every second'
Dipankar Banerjee of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru, which is one of the institutions working on Mission Aditya-1, speaks …
First drought, then floods: is this an extreme weather event?
After an excruciating drought, several states of India have reported excess rainfall this monsoon. Climate change may have a role to play in …
6.6 magnitude quake strikes Afghanistan
Temblor a 'deep' one in seismic parlance; tremors felt in Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Delhi
New rules for biomedical waste management released
New rules will change the way India manages biomedical waste, promises Prakash Javadekar
Meet thy neighbours
Every existence has its excuse, it is said. Every year taxonomists in India venture into uncharted landscapes and scan every nook and corner to …
Clouds have been used to predict weather since ancient times. The method has rekindled the interest of researchers
CAG exposes financial irregularities in science, environment-related ministries
Setting up of a faulty bio-safety facility resulted in wastage of Rs 1.90 crore
Quantity v quality
Though India is churning out research papers at a higher rate, scientists are not celebrating as yet
'Focus on data collection practices that capture income volatilities, little data'
Experts exchange ideas and research findings at a conference on development economics organised by the World Bank
Can we predict the recurrence of earthquakes?
Three back to back earthquakes in Asia show how vulnerable we are
Science for All campaign eyes pan-India presence
Increasing the number of classrooms, introducing a post-graduate fellowship and launching a foundation programme to train full-time primary …
Pride of India
The 'Pride of India Expo' at the Indian Science Congress 2016 hosted nearly 180 top notch scientific organisations of the country to display new …
बाढ़ के लिए कौन जिम्मेदार?
सूखे के बाद भीषण बाढ़ की चपेट में आए कई राज्य। बारिश नहीं बल्कि वायु प्रदूषण की वजह से मची है भारी तबाही
At rock bottom
It is difficult to find water even at record depths in Kolar, Karnataka's horticulture hub
Deforestation leads to weakening of summer monsoon, says study
The study found a decrease in rainfall due to large-scale conversion of savannah to cropland
Madhya Pradesh floods: death toll rises to 24; nearly 25,000 evacuated
Twenty-two of 51 districts in Madhya Pradesh have been affected by heavy rains
Entrepreneurs experiment with poop and pomace to make paper, and provide an opportunity for reducing burden on forests, landfills
New hazardous waste rules recognise it as a resource for recovery and reuse
Rules environment & industry-friendly, says Prakash Javadekar
A new proposal for quantum entanglement between microorganisms
Tongcang Li from Purdue University, USA, and Zhang-qi Yin from Tsinghua University, China, have proposed a new method to teleport the internal …