Embryo Transfer Technology

Embryo transfer technology (ETT) has revolutionized the breeding strategies in Bovines as a tool to optimize the genetic improvement in cattle. Department of Animal husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in co-operation with 12 States has undertaken a Mass Embryo Transfer programme in Indigenous Breeds under the scheme, National Mission on Bovine Read More …

Nobel-winning team spots merging neutron stars

Background: The LIGO-VIRGO collaboration, three members of which won this year’s physics Nobel Prize, strikes again, this time, to detect the merger of two neutron stars — extremely dense, massive but tiny, objects. What is more striking is that gamma rays bursting from the event were observed by nearly 70 ground Read More …

Women Scientist And Entrepreneurs

In the field of Science and Technology and Entrepreneurship, Indian women have had a major presence over the last 100 years. The first women to receive a medical doctorate degree was  Anandibai Joshee in 1885, the first Indian women Doctorate in Basic Science was Janaki Ammal in 1931 and India’s first woman to get Read More …

FSSAI report on Food Fortification

Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare released a comprehensive report on “Large Scale Food Fortification in India – The Journey So Far and Road Ahead” at the national ‘Conclave on Nutrition Security: Partnership & Convergence’ organized by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on the Read More …

World Food India 2017

Facts & Figures from PIB: Union Minister of Food Processing Industries chaired the Curtain Raiser Press Conference held here today for the World Food India 2017 expo, a vibrant three–day business platform. India is the second largest producer of food, leader in milk, fruits & vegetables, cereals and marine. It has Read More …

ADIA will become the first institutional investor in NIIF

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to mobilise long term investment into National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), the first investment agreement between NIIF Master Fund and a wholly owned Read More …

Exercise INDRA – 2017

Giving the Indo-Russian defence cooperation a major boost, Exercise INDRA-2017, the first ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces will be conducted in the Eastern Military District of Russia. Exercise INDRA in its previous nine avatars has been conducted as a single service exercise alternately between Read More …

Footwear Design & Development Institute Act 2017

Introduction: Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) has been declared an ‘Institute of National Importance’ under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The FDDI bill was passed by the Parliament in July 2017. The Provisions of FDDI Act 2017 have come into force from today, according to the Read More …

Project CHAMAN

Introduction: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister said that in order to provide strategic development to the horticulture sector, so as to increase farmers income, a pioneer project called CHAMAN, has been launched three years back by the Government. About CHAMAN: This project is being implemented by Mahalanob is National Read More …

Science is the cornerstone for progress of mankind

Crux from the PIB-Address by the Vice President on India International Science Festival – 2017 Fodder Points for Mains/Essay: Science is the cornerstone for the progress of mankind. Scientific inventions have revolutionized the world and shaped every aspect of the modern life. Indians have made significant contribution to the field of science Read More …