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Keep bureaucracy away from politics, Harsh Vardhan tells Aam Aadmi Party

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi should keep bureaucracy away from its politics.

AAP focusing only on attacking PM Narendra Modi: Harsh Vardhan

Harsh Vardhan has criticised the AAP government, saying its "complete" focus is on attacking PM Narendra Modi and not cleaning the city.

Monsoon expected to hit Kerala by May-end, early June, says govt

Monsoon expected to hit Kerala by May-end, early June, says govt

The government on Wednesday said that monsoon was expected to hit Kerala by May-end or early June.

Wealth from waste: A novel Indian biotech solution

Wealth from waste: A novel Indian biotech solution

Making alcohol from biological material is not new, but till date most of the ethanol is made using sugar cane, corn or some such food material and is called first generation ethanol.

India's love affair with chemistry

India's love affair with chemistry

This week it was officially announced that India had indeed ousted the venerated Royal Society of Chemistry, the holder of the previous record.

 136 earthquakes have rocked India so far this year!

136 earthquakes have rocked India so far this year!

A total of 136 earthquakes have rocked India so far this year and an analysis of data of the last three decades indicates that there has neither been an increase or decrease in the seismicity rate in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

German delegation seeks enhanced cooperation in technology

A delegation of German parliamentarians today met Union minister Harsh Vardhan to devise ways for an enhanced partnership between the two countries in the field of Science and Technology.

Help develop cost effective solar devices, minister tells officials

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Emphasising the need for adopting alternate sources of energy to combat climate change, union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday directed his ministry officials to ensure development of cost effective and efficient solar devices.

Dynastic forces stand no chance before merit of Modi: Arun Jaitley

Dynastic forces stand no chance before merit of Modi: Arun Jaitley

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a "role model of leadership" and dynastic politics stands no chance to succeed against him as he represents merit, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, describing rise of the top BJP leader as "stunning and incredible".

PM, CM praise ISRO for successful launch of ASTROSAT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today led a host of chief ministers from across the nation in praising ISRO for its successful launch of ASTROSAT.

Northeast's biodiversity infrastructure to be boosted

Government would strengthen the scientific infrastructure to explore and exploit the bio-diversity and bio-technology in the northeastern region, a central minister said here Monday.

Scientific innovation needed to fight climate change impact: Harsh Vardhan

Modern tools and scientific innovations should be used to combat the impact of climate change, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said here today.

Web-based system launched for DBT projects

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched a web-enabled information management system for the department of biotechnology (DBT) projects.

Harsh Vardhan launches award in honour of physicist M.G.K. Menon

 Union Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday launched the first lecture award in honour of renowned physicist M.G.K. Menon.

Develop technologies for common man: Harsh Vardhan to scientists

The country`s scientists should focus on developing technologies for improving the quality of life of the common man and must set time frames to achieve targets, Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan has said.

Mean temp in India has risen by 0.6 deg C in last 110 yrs: Govt

 With the mercury rising across the globe due to warming of the planet, mean temperature in India has increased by 0.6 degree Celsius over the last 110 years, the government today said.

No brain-drain of scientists; many want to return: Govt in LS

Rejecting concerns about brain-drain and growing attrition of scientists from research institutions in the country, government on Wednesday informed Lok Sabha that hundreds of them working abroad want to come back.

Govt to 'institutionalise' the memory of APJ Abdul Kalam

 The government on Wednesday said it will "institutionalise" the memory of late President A P J Abdul Kalam for his glorious contributions in diverse fields.

El Nino has affected monsoon adversely: Govt

The El Nino has adversely affected the monsoon in the country so far and is expected to further affect the rainfall in coming months, government on Thursday said.

Harsh Vardhan asks scientists, researchers to think out-of-the-box

Indian scientists should think 'out of the box' while carrying out research so as to conform to the national development path, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said.