Ahmedabad: The state is in urgent need of an exclusive science and technology (S&T) policy for further enhancement and development
in science education, research and its popularisation, said RN Vakil, director of Centre for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT) University and former president, Gujarat Science Academy (GSA) On Tuesday.

MUMBAI: With Gujarat taking the lead in attracting industrial investments in recent times, chief minister Ashok Chavan on Wednesday said Maharashtra will soon come out with new policies on Information Technology (IT) and Bio-technology (BT) to promote these sectors in a big way. Chavan promised to be pro-active in drafting a comprehensive, industry-friendly policy.

the Drugs Controller General of India (dcgi) is preparing guidelines for linking the drug regulatory authority and the Indian patent office. The system called

The politicization of us's Environmental Protection Agency (epa) has reached its acme. On April 10, the epa announced a new procedure to assess toxicity of chemicals. epa in its new avatar

In 1985, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) to establish "safe levels' for toxic chemicals. The levels set in IRIS are used as the

Controversial human-animal embryos can now be created for stem cell research. After eight months of public consultation, the uk Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has given the go-ahead

Indira Gandhi’s life (1917–1984) spanned much of the twentieth century. She was Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy for two spells that totaled fi fteen years. To this day, her environmental legacy remains one that divides critics from admirers. One sees it as a defense against ecological impoverishment, especially in her initiation of wildlife preservation and environmental conservation.

The National Natural Science Foundation of China has blacklisted 13 academicians for fraud, according to the daily Xinhua. This is the institute's fourth round of "naming and shaming' of scholarly

On April 11, 2007, the us Senate voted to lift a key restriction by us president George W Bush on the federal funding of stem-cell research. Ignoring Bush's threat of a second veto, the

the European Union (eu) has come up with new funds to promote the best ideas in science and technology. The first ever pan-European research body, the European Research Council, will dole out cash