HIT BY a severe recession, Japanese companies are reducing spending on research and development (R&D) and many firms are scaling down low-priority or long-term projects in favour of those that offer

A PLAN to reward UK farmers switching to organic methods has been criticised for not recognising those already practising organic farming. Under the five-year scheme, the government will pay British

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund statistics show military spending in the world, excluding the countries of the former Soviet Union, fell from 3.9 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP) in 1986

WHILE no two health care systems are alike, certain questions are germane to all: How do markets for health care work? Should governments work in the health care market? Why, and to what extent? What

To boost the stagnant demand for solar heating devices, the Union ministry of nonconventional energy sources (MNES), along with the ministry for urban development, has chalked out a scheme to make

Twenty five scientists met the Prime Minister recently and appraised him of the issues confronting scientific research in India

POLITICAL support for expensive scientific projects, plagued as they are by cost overruns, is dwindling in the US because with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the defence applications of space

The World Health Organisation has called for enhanced spending and a joint UN initiative to combat the threat of AIDS.

First, the government shook scientific institutions out of their lethargy by applying the brake on funds. Now, its asking them to tie up with industry and show profits in the global market.

Inefficient use funds, not lack of resources, is responsible for the failure of scientific departments to meet their targets, says a recent CAG report.