Electrical resistivity studies at 56 locations in an around Muddanur area has been carried out. The main lithological units in the study area are quartzites, shale and limestones. The data were interpreted with the help of master curves and auxiliary point charts. The study reveals that the weathered and fractured portions in shale and limestone that occur in the central portion of the study area constitutes the productive water bearing zones classified as good groundwater potential zones.

National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) is all set to acquire stakes in two iron ore mines and a phosphate mine in Australia this week to bolster its resource base.

For more than 1000 years, we have known that the seas off the coast of Sendai in Japan can turn treacherous. An account of how one quake unleashed a flood that swept away a castle town can be found in Nihon Sandai Jitsuroku (The True History of Three Reigns of Japan), completed in AD 901 for the emperor. (Editorial)

The 11 March 2011, Mw 9.0 Tohoku earthquake, already among the most

Increased frequency of earthquakes in the Sumatra–Andaman region in the past 10 years reflects time clustering of earthquakes and does not necessarily imply low recurrence interval of earthquake in the region.

Shillong, March 23: Meghalaya deputy chief minister Bindo Lanong, who also holds the mining and geology portfolio, said the proposed mining policy would have provisions to maintain ecological balance.

Major rivers in Jaintia hills are getting polluted because of unscientific coal mining.

Replying to a call attention motion by Opposition leader Conrad Sangma on the

It seeks to use technology for planning, executing development projects.

SYED AKBAR HYDERABAD March 21: A seven-km deep bore hole will be dug in Maharashtra to gain firsthand information about what causes earthquakes in "stable" areas.

The bore hole, the first of its kind in the world, will provide Indian geophysicists clues about the physical, geological and chemical processes and properties of earthquakes in real-time.

HYDERABAD: Do you know that cave deposits provide vital information on how the Southwest Monsoon behaved several thousand years ago?

That is what was found out by scientists from the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) by studying oxygen isotopes of the white or light brownish structures (stalagmites) found in different shapes and sizes in caves.

MUMBAI: A project on the use of geoinformatics in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 in Maharashtra by the Tribal Research and Training Institute (TRTI), Pune has been given the National e-Governance award, 2010-11 (Silver) in Aurangabad on Thursday.

Even though Maharashtra has a poor track record of granting forest rights, the award recognises the exemplary re-use of Information