News - Science

R & D Centre of Insecticides (India) and OAT Agrio start operations

·         This facility has been set up by OAT & IIL India Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture co. of IIL and Japanese company OAT Agrio Co Ltd

·         OAT & IIL India Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. aims to invent new agro chemical molecules for India and International requirements, beneficial for important crops like soybean, cotton, wheat & rice

·         Insecticides (India) announces to observe September 25  as Crop Care Day to dedicate this facility to the farmers

EVM - Electronic Voting Machine

Free and fair elections are central to the democratic ethos of any country. This includes fair, accurate, and transparent electoral process with outcomes that can be independently verified. Conventional voting accomplishes many of these goals. However, electoral malpractices like bogus voting and booth capturing pose a serious threat to spirit of electoral democracy. It has, thus, been the endeavour of the Election Commission of India to make reforms in the electoral process to ensure free and fair elections.

BARC Research Programme in Agriculture

A huge amount of energy is released by splitting an atom. This energy can be utilized for various peaceful applications. 'Nuclear agriculture' is one such important sector having a major societal impact. Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division (NABTD) of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is involved in broad based research programme in agriculture and allied areas.

INMEX India 2013, South Asia’s Largest Maritime Event, To Be Held at Mumbai from 8th October to 10th October 2013

Informa Exhibitions India, part of the UK based Informa plc is organizing the 8th Edition of INMEX India 2013, South Asia’s largest and most successful maritime event at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (Goregaon East, Mumbai) from 8th October 2013 to 10th  October 2013. This trade event will have over 600 participating companies from 35 Countries including 7 Country Pavilions from Holland, Norway, Korea, Singapore, China and Iran among others. The products and solutions showcased at the event include dredging, marine equipment, marine offshore technology, ocean engineering, port equipment, port technology, ship repair, shipbuilding, underwater robotics etc. The event is supported by the Ministry of Shipping & many other key associations & trade bodies.

Faster than the Speed of Sound

“It was harder than I expected. Trust me, when you stand up there on top of the world, you become so humble. It’s not about breaking records any more. It’s not about getting scientific data. It’s all about coming home.” said Felix during his mission accomplished press conference.



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