International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in collaboration with National Geographic Society is hosting an international conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations – IV” from 8th – 15th October, 2017 at Delhi, Gandhinagar and Dholavira.  This conference is fourth in this series of ‘dialogues’ initiated by National Read More …

Does India need a bullet train?

Background: India is having the third largest railway network in the world, in terms of kilometres of track and the number of passengers who travel, still it does not have a single high-speed corridor. There are 15 countries worldwide in the exclusive high-speed rail fraternity. Mankind’s fascination with speed is legendary. The Read More …

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan is the scheme to make six crore persons in rural areas, across States/UTs, digitally literate, reaching to around 40% of rural households by covering one member from every eligible household by 31st March, 2019. The Scheme would empower the citizens in rural areas by training Read More …

The rhythm of life: on the Nobel Prize in Medicine

Introduction: It is particularly revealing that two of the three Nobel Prizes for the sciences announced this year have been linked to time. While the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to a trio of physicists for their work in the detection of gravitational waves emanating from the recesses of the space-time Read More …

Improvement in Breed of Cattles

Introduction: Milk production has increased by 6.27% per annum during last three years and during the last decade milk production has increased by 4% per annum. As per breed survey report 2012 the country has 37.92 million animals of indigenous cattle breeds as against 23.78 million animals of indigenous cattle Read More …

Antibiotic resistance can be passed between bacteria found in the soil

Antibiotic resistance can be passed between bacteria found in the soil, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found. Researchers from North Carolina State University in the US studied antibiotic resistance and how it can persist and spread among food animals, humans and the environment they all share. The study Read More …

Turtle Sanctuary to be set up in Allahabad

In order to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures, development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam have been approved under Namami Gange programme.  The project would include development of River Biodiversity Park at Sangam (confluence of Read More …