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Attaining New Heights in Biotechnology 20.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under the Ministry of Science & Technology, has taken many steps to brings about a paradigm shift in biotechnology in the country’s North-East Region (NER). Eyeing an inclusive growth, DBT has announced a series of new programs and missions to turn this into a reality. DBT has established a dedicated
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Incredible progress has been made to alleviate poverty, but a lot to be done: Bill Gates 13.9.2017 DNA: Top News
Great progress has been made since 1990 in alleviating global poverty, but much remains to be done, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said in a report out today. The foundation set up by the billionaire Microsoft co- founder plans to issue annual reports monitoring progress toward reaching a series of global sustainable development goals established by the United Nations in 2015. These goals, to be reached by 2030, include eliminating poverty and hunger, providing clean water and affordable energy, and fighting gender inequalities and climate change. The first Gates Foundation "Goalkeepers" report appears as the UN General Assembly prepares to meet in New York this month. The Gates report focused on 18 of the development indicators set by the United Nations. "We're trying to document the incredible progress" made around the world "including on key things like poverty and different disease areas," Bill Gates said in a statement. Childhood mortality under the age of five has dropped considerably, from ...
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Environment Minister inaugurates training workshop on capacity building of Indian Zoo Veterinarians on Animal Health Management in Captivity 11.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Appreciating the difficulties faced by the Zoo Veterinarians in the diagnosis of diseases and treatment of the wild animals kept in captivity, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that advancements such as C.A.T scan and M.R.I must be used for the benefit of animals.
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Cartagena struggles to get pioneering climate plan into action 9.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
COLOMBIA-CLIMATECHANGE/CARTAGENA (FEATURE):FEATURE-Cartagena struggles to get pioneering climate plan into action
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BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration: Full text 4.9.2017 TOI: India
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Battling century's worst drought, India's farmers revive traditional grains 22.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
INDIA-DROUGHT/FARMING (FEATURE, PIX):FEATURE-Battling century's worst drought, India's farmers revive traditional grains
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US budget cuts will reduce aid to developing countries by up to 70%; disaster for world's poor: Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah 17.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Aid to help developing countries fight poverty, hunger, disease and climate change is likely to fall 50 to 70 percent under proposed U.S. budget cuts, a "disaster" for the world's poor, the president of The Rockefeller Foundation has warned. Closing the expected gap through private or charitable spending looks unlikely, added Rajiv Shah, who ran the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2009 to 2015. If the 15 largest U.S. foundations, including giants such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, combined their donations, the total would not match the cuts proposed just to USAID funding by President Donald Trump's administration, Shah said. "This is not the kind of problem philanthropy can step in and solve - or should," he said. "These are public-sector responsibilities." But philanthropists can play a key role in restoring badly eroded public faith in aid spending, by tracking results and proving investments work, he said. They can also push money into ventures - such as off-grid solar ...
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Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals 30.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
“It is time for India to capitalize now on our unique strengths and overcome any hurdles to ensure success in the bio-pharmaceutical market.” This was stated by the Union Minister for Science& Technology and Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Dr. Harshvardhan while addressing the media in New Delhi today
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Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu launches ‘Segregation of Municipal Waste at Source Initiative for NCR’ 5.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Union Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu launched a campaign on source segregation of municipal waste for National Capital Region (NCR) here today.
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How Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook and his purpose in life 26.5.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
In his address to the Harvard class of 2017, Thursday, he shared his Harvard memories and spoke about finding purpose and meaning in one's life.
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Kerala’s stingless bees create global buzz 24.4.2017 TOI: Cities
Kerala will host an Indo-Australian collaborative research project on deploying stingless bee (Tetragonula iridipennis) as pollinators to increase the agricultural yield of fruits and vegetables.
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President of India inaugurates ‘World Conference on Environment’ 25.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The President said recent studies and systematic reviews indicate that environmental factors
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63 million Indians don't have access to clean water 22.3.2017 Rediff: News
The report by WaterAid states that 663 million people globally are without clean water and the vast majority of them -- 522 million -- live in rural areas.
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Choked! 2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution 19.2.2017 Rediff: News
According to a study by the medical journal, the Lancet, air pollution has emerged as the deadliest form of pollution and the fourth leading risk factor for premature deaths worldwide.
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Coffee arabica genome sequenced for first time 15.1.2017 DNA: Top News
For the first time, scientists have discovered the genome sequence for Coffea arabica, the species responsible for 70 per cent of the global coffee production. "This new genome sequence for Coffea arabica contains information crucial for developing high-quality, disease-resistant coffee varieties that can adapt to the climate changes that are expected to threaten global coffee production in the next 30 years," said Juan Medrano, a geneticist at University of California, Davis (UC Davis) in the US. "We hope that the C arabica sequence will eventually benefit everyone involved with coffee - from coffee farmers, whose livelihoods are threatened by devastating diseases like coffee leaf rust, to coffee processors and consumers around the world," said Medrano, co-researcher on the sequencing effort. In 2014, researchers elsewhere sequenced the genome of Coffea canephora - commonly known as robusta coffee and used for making coffee blends and instant coffee. There has been, however, no publicly accessible ...
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Agriculture Ministry for use of modern farm tech to tackle climate change 15.12.2016 ET: Agriculture
Singh was speaking at the meeting of his ministry's consultative committee on 'Emerging biotic is a challenge under changing climate'.
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Change in Environment is Key Factor for Emergence of New Races of Pathogen, Minor Diseases of Insect-Pests become Major Biotic Stresses: Shri Radha Mohan Singh 15.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today chaired the In- Session meeting of the Consultative Committee
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Let us commit ourselves to the noble task of fulfilment and protection of child rights everywhere, says President 10.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressed the opening session of the first ever “Laureates
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Science Society’s biennial session held 5.12.2016 The Assam Tribune
Science Society’s biennial session held
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This is the most dangerous time in history of humanity: Stephen Hawking 4.12.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
In a grim prognosis, renowned British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the human race today is facing the "most dangerous" time in its history. Noting that the planet is in crises, the 74-year-old Cambridge professor said the world is facing huge environmental and technological challenges and needs to unite and work together to protect the humanity.  "We face awesome environmental challenges: climate change, food production, overpopulation, the decimation of other species, epidemic disease, acidification of the oceans. Together, they are a reminder that we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity," he said. "We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it. Perhaps in a few hundred years, we will have established human colonies amid the stars, but right now we only have one planet, and we need to work together to protect it," Hawking wrote in a recent op-ed for 'The Guardian' ...
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