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Sowing wheat earlier can help increase yields in India: US researcher

Yield gaps in wheat production in India can be countered with an earlier sowing date, says a University of Michigan researcher.   Using a new way to measure wheat yields, Meha Jain, assistant professor at the U-M School

Giving birth as a Baiga

Kharpariya village, about 50 km from the headquarters town of Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla district, is like many villages in the region, home to the Baiga, deemed a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) for whom permanent contraception m

Being the prime minister’s brother

Somabhai Modi says he remembers only one occasion when he offered his younger brother prime minister Narendra Modi advice regarding work. This, he says, was when Modi was chief minister of Gujarat. After one of his weekly grievance redressal ses

INS Kiltan commissioned into Indian Navy

 INS Kiltan, the third anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette built under project 28 (Kamorta class), was commissioned into the Indian Navy by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam. 

SAIL`s special grade steel used to build stealth corvette

Maharatna enterprise, Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) has supplied defence grade micro-alloyed grade of steel (DMR 249A) steel plates for the indigenously built anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette INS-Kiltan commissioned into Indian

The mapping of India

 This is the 250th year since the inception of the Survey of India that has been mapping the boundaries since 1767. Archana Mishra spoke to Dr Swarna Subba Rao, former surveyor general of India, who retired in June this year.  He joined

An ODF experiment that succeeded

An experiment carried out to make Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district Open Defecation Free (ODF) succeeded due to an official’s innovative approach, noted a World Bank blog.   The blog “Compressed demand&rd

Finding a diplomatic way through political instability

As an emerging global power and the most powerful state in South Asia, India has been perennially concerned about protracted political instability and resultant social turmoil in Afghanistan during the past few decades. Indeed, India’s eng

Kashmir’s Bloody Money Trail

Till the National Investigation Agency (NIA) caught up with him in Delhi on August 17, 70-year-old Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, a businessman, was indeed one of the most powerful persons in Kashmir valley. He was known to wield enormous clout in the

Food security: Solution lies in traditional food

After spending almost a month among tribals of Mandla in Madhya Pradesh, I can confidently say that by restricting ourselves to Public Distribution System (PDS), we cannot solve the food security issues of the country.   The problem is g

Wholesale price index inflation down

The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 2.60% (provisional) for the month of September, 2017 (over September,2016) as compared to 3.24% (provisional) for the previous month and 1.36% during the correspo

Digital India to provide 20-30% increase in India’s GDP by 2025: Alphons

Digital India program has the potential to provide an incremental 20-30 percent increase in India’s GDP by 2025. Since its launch in July 2015, significant progress has been made in several initiatives under Digital India, said union ministe

Biting the bullet train

If all goes well, India’s first high-speed train would zip by in  December 2023. In fact, railways minister Piyush Goyal is even confident that the 508-km Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed rail (HSR) project would be completed much before tha

VMware helps in digital transformation of PSUs

Please shed light on the next frontier for digital technologies by VMware (Cloud, Server and Automation) for the public sector. How does VMware help the digital transformation of PSUs and the government? VMware rema

GSL lays keel of second coast guard offshore patrol vessel

 The keel of the second coast guard offshore patrol vessel (CGOPV) of the new 5 CGOPVs project was laid at the Goa Shipyard Limited. The contract for 5 CGOPVs was signed by GSL with ministry of defence on August 26, 2016 and commenc

Slowdown effect of demonetisation, GST more or less played out: Jaitley

There is clear evidence now that slowdown effect of demonetisation and GST has now more or less played it out, said finance minister Arun Jaitley Participating in an interactive seminar organised by FICCI on “India Opportunity

Implement ban on gutka, pan masala: FSSAI

 Food Safety Standards  Authority of India (FSSAI) has sought implementation of the ban on manufacture, sale and distribution of gutka and pan masala with tobacco and nicotine. The Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Res

MECON told to enhance capacity utilisation

 Steel minister Chaudhary Birender Singh has asked steel PSU, MECON, to utilise its experience and expertise in metallurgical engineering to enhance capacity utilisation and product improvement.   Singh said MECON c

BEML showcases products at IREE-2017

 Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), a defence PSU, has showcased its various rail and metro products at International Railway Equipment Exhibition-2017 held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. IREE is India’s largest international event fo

Himachal goes to polls on November 9

 Ballotting will take place on November 9 in Himachal Pradesh, chief election commissioner Achal Kumar Joti announced on Thursday.   The votes polled in the 68 assembly seats will be counted on December 18, Jyoti sa



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