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'India should develop manufacturing exports for job creation'

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 11:50

Among India’s important challenges were the development of rural population and creation of jobs for subsistence farmers in livable cities.

China's mobile phone users equal to India’s population

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 23:53

China Thursday said the number of mobile phone users in the country have hit a record 1.22 billion at the end of October, making it the largest base for cellphones.

Google India aims to bring 50 million women online

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 21:05

With women comprising just 30 per cent of the online population in India, Internet giant Google Wednesday said it aims to help 50 million women in the country go digital in a year.

Climate change likelier to affect dominant coral population

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 15:30

Researchers have said that the dominant, abundant corals that have wide distributions are much affected by global changes in climate and ocean chemistry mostly affect.

China to ease controversial one-child policy

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 19:42

China, the world`s most populous nation, will relax its controversial decades-long one-child population policy which restricted most couples to have only a single child, the ruling Communist Party announced on Friday.

Water, land and tech should be judiciously used: Tariq Anwar

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 18:49

Water, land and modern technology should be used judiciously to maintain sustainable agriculture and achieve food security for the country`s constantly growing population in years to come, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said here Tuesday.

RSS moots idea of common national population policy

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 18:21

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh Monday suggested that there should be a common national population policy to help in determining how many children a family should have.

Ghulam Nabi Azad to chair Partners in Population and Development meet in Beijing

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 15:48

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will chair the 18th annual board meeting of the Partners in Population and Development (PPD) at Beijing on October 23.

Global reforestation unlikely in future

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 19:44

Unless new technological advances increase yields, or strategies to decrease food consumption are introduced, a switch to global reforestation remains unlikely.

India to be world`s most populous nation by 2050

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 13:51

India will overtake China as the world`s most populous country by 2050, according to a new French study which predicts the global population to surge to 9.7 billion people by the middle of the century.

Scientists trace DNA samples of cubs to Panna tiger

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10:31

In a good news for animal lovers, scientists have traced DNA samples of four cubs to a big cat originally living in Panna reserve before sudden disappearance of tigers from there in 2009.

First significant expansion of human population happened 60,000 yrs ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 15:09

The dispersal and expansion of Neolithic culture from the Middle East has recently been associated with the distribution of human genetic markers.