Current-Affairs

ICRISAT, ICAR jointly to fight climate change

The two organizations and their partners emphasized adoption of a different perspective and approach by listening, observing and learning from the people that they are supposed to help with research findings, technology and know-how.


CO-4 grass used as fodder increases milk yield considerably

Feeding one bundle (15Kg) of CO4 grass has been found to increase milk yield by almost 200 ml per cow


IUCN released Red List of Threatened Species for Year 2012

Euphorbia mayuranthanii of Kerala were listed in the extinct in the wild category, while a leaf frog species and six plants were reported to be extinct.


Nepal launches drones to combat poachers

Conservationists in Nepal are to send drone aircraft into the skies in the battle to save the Himalayan nation's endangered tigers and rhinos from poachers


China launches Shenzhou-9 manned Space-craft

China launches its 4th human spaceflight with China's first woman Astronaut


World's oldest cave paintings

Prehistoric dots and crimson hand stencils on Spanish cave walls are now the world's oldest known cave art, according to new dating results perhaps the best evidence yet that Neanderthals were Earth's first cave painters.


Labour saving tool for sugarcane cultivation

New tool to help pruning of mother shoot of sugarcane


Powdery mildew in sunflower

Powdery Mildew is a disease infecting Sunflower especially during the flowering and grain formation stages affecting crop growth and yield.


Most Environmentally Sustainable States

ESI had referred to 41 key environmental indicators which were classified into nine thematic sub indices with respect to policy formulation


Earthquake observatory in Koyna-Warna area

Project to measure physical and mechanical properties of rocks before, during and after a quake by drilling a 7 km hole into the crust.


SMART a novel Search Engine

Computer scientists at the University of Glasgow are participating in a new project to develop a search engine which will draw its results from sensors located in the physical world


Transit of Venus


‘Science Express' flagged off

Science Express — a train for promoting scientific temper — began its fifth journey, this time to raise awareness about the country's unique biodiversity. The ‘Science Express — Biodiversity Special (SEBS)' was flagged off on Tuesday.


World IPv6 Launch Day

World IPv6 Launch Day was organised by Internet Society on 6th June 2012


World Environment Day 2012 observed across the World

Theme: Green Economy: Does it include you? The host was the Federative Republic of Brazil.


Climate Change triggered the Collapse of Harappan Civilization

decline in monsoon rains led to weakened river dynamics, and played a critical role both in the development and the fall of the Harappan culture


Minor planet named after Chinese scientist

The minor planet, known as No 10611, was discovered by the Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program under the National Astronomical Observatories with the CAS in 1997, and was bestowed with the name in memory of Yan


4,000-year-old tomb found

Archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old tomb in Egypt


Genome of Tomato sequenced

The tomato genome has been published in Nature on May 31, 2012, culminating years of work by the Tomato Genome Consortium, a multi-national team of scientists from 14 countries.


NGT suspended Environment Clearance to the Srikakulam Thermal Power Plant

National Green Tribunal suspended Environment Clearance to the Srikakulam Thermal Power Plant