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.

International Yoga Day largest expression of unity: Harsh Vardhan

 Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, who participated in International Yoga Day celebrations in West Bengal, on Sunday described the mammoth event as the "largest ever expression of unity".

Harsh Vardhan, Ravi Shankar Prasad lead International Yoga Day celebrations in Bengal

 Union ministers Harsh Vardhan and Ravi Shankar Prasad led celebrations to mark the maiden International Yoga Day in West Bengal on Sunday.

Take one step, govt will take five: Vardhan to scientists

Stressing on the need to tap the full potential of scientists and engineers in the country, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday assured all help to the community saying that they need to take just one step for the government to take five and clear all hurdles.

Super computer launched, to improve weather forecasting

 Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday inaugurated a 'high performance' computing facility at NCMRWF that will improve the country's weather forecasting capabilities.

Monsoon likely to hit Kerala coast on June 5
Monsoon likely to hit Kerala coast on June 5

 After missing its normal date of onset, Southwest Monsoon is now expected to hit Kerala coast on June 5.

Drought fears grow as IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon
Drought fears grow as IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon

In a bad news for the country in general and the agriculture sector in particular, Monsoon rains this year will be “ deficient”, the government announced on Tuesday.

Centre mulls Rs 100 crore bio-safety lab for Kerala

The Centre will seriously consider Kerala's request for setting up a bio-safety lab for virus testing at an estimated cost of Rs.100 crore, union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.

Need movement to encourage organ donations in India: Harsh Vardhan

 Ruing the dismal status of organ donations in India, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today called for a movement to encourage people to come forward to pledge their organs even as he declared that the government was planning six regional centres for organ donation.

Need movement to encourage organ donations in India: Harsh Vardhan

Ruing the dismal status of organ donations in India, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday called for a movement to encourage people to come forward to pledge their organs even as he declared that the government was planning six regional centres for organ donation.

Why govt not working on ways to control hailstorm, asks BJP MP

Members in Lok Sabha were left amused on Wednesday when a BJP member asked the government why it was not working on steps to "control" hailstorm.

No mechanism available to predict earthquakes: Govt

There is no mechanism as of now to forecast earthquakes but all aspects are monitored closely to ensure that warnings are issued at the earliest, government said on Wednesday.

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