Seeking an extension of the July 10 deadline for public feedback on the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill 2013, farmers and NGOs have requested the state government to send it

The Coalition for GM Free India along various farmer unions and political parties launched a nation-wide campaign demanding that the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, 2013 be

The CPI leader, in his letter to Jaipal, cites “conflict of interest”

Close on the heels of 17 MPs urging Science and Technology Minister Jaipal Reddy to withdraw from the Lok Sabha the recently introduced Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, CPI leader D. Raja has also expressed “serious reservations” over the Bill, which provides for a single-window clearance mechanism for genetically modified crops.

Emphasising the importance of science and technology, Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has announced “substantial’’ increases in the budget for the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Departments of Atomic Energy and Space for the coming year.

While Rs. 6,275 crore has been allocated to the Ministry of Science & Technology; Rs. 5,615 crore has been allocated to the Department of Space; and Rs. 5, 880 crore to the Department of Atomic Energy.

India’s Science, Technology & Innovation Policy 2013 will be released at the five-day centenary session of the Indian Science Congress that begins here this Thursday. It focuses on faster sustainable and inclusive development.

The policy document was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 26, said Union Minister of Science & Technology S. Jaipal Reddy here on Wednesday.

Pilot project under way in Haryana village comingunder Jindal’s constituency

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and IT major Hewlett Packard on Tuesday announced the development of a system that would provide affordable healthcare to the rural poor and simultaneously facilitate better medicines for various ailments. The system is based on a combination of the latest in IT, cloud computing, and standard shipping containers, which have become unusable for normal freight movement.

NO GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD Standing committee orders probe into Bt Brinjal row; says proper tests not conducted before introduction, ‘collusion of worst kind’

Chandigarh: Punjab farmers, who are watering their paddy crop on diesel-run motors because of a deficient monsoon and frequent power cuts, are in for more trouble.

India has announced plans for deep-sea mining to meet its future requirements of rare earth minerals such as titanium, platinum, manganese, copper, cobalt and nickel.

To counter the growing influence of China over the Indian Ocean region, the government has decided to perk its deep sea mining plans, with a fresh impetus on securing strategic ground.

This would also help the country in exploration of rare earth materials from the deep sea and catapult it into the select group of nations doing so, that include America and Russia.

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