Bombay Natural History Society

The Bombay Natural History Society, founded on 15 September 1883, is one of the largest non-governmental organisations in India engaged in conservation and biodiversity research. BNHS is the partner of BirdLife International in India. It has been designated as a ‘Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’ by the Department of Science and Technology. The BNHS logo is the great Read More …

Advertising Standards Council of India

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), established in 1985, is committed to the cause of Self-Regulation in Advertising, ensuring the protection of the interests of consumers. ASCI was formed with the support of all four sectors connected with Advertising, viz. Advertisers, Advertising Agencies, Media (including Broadcasters and the Press) Read More …

Bureau of Indian standards

In the twilight years of British rule in India, when the country was faced with the gigantic task of building up the industrial infrastructure, it was the Institution of Engineers (India), which prepared the first draft of the Constitution of an Institution which could take up the task of formulation Read More …

Bamboo in India

India is the second largest producer of bamboo in the world and has a rich tradition of bamboo in indigenous construction. The country is home to more than 135 different species, 50% of which are grown in the Eastern/ North-eastern states of India. Some of the species including Bambusa Balcooa, Read More …

Must Read News Articles-June-11-2019

India rebalancing ties with Pak. to open path to Eurasia An inspiration to young farmers Hindu family’s Korans shine at Ramzan expo PM meets SCO heads Call for front to fight terror Jaitley: Govt. can return collegium proposal SCO calls for global front to fight terror groups Mauritius to host Read More …

Who is a citizen — in Assam, India?

Context: For reasons of both history and geography, citizenship, identity, and immigration have long been sensitive and flammable issues in Assam. The exercise to update the six-and-a-half-decade-old National Register of Citizens (NRC), the second draft of which is due to be out by the end of this month, and a Read More …

Global Cancer Report

Context: In a recent paper in Jama Oncology, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) researchers analysed new cancer cases in 195 countries in 2016. At 106.6 new cancer cases per 100,000 people, India ranked 10th among countries with the lowest cancer incidence. About the report: While India’s ranking by the Global Read More …