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Nasdaq drops 3%, worst day since November 2011

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 09:10

The S&P 500 also posted its biggest percentage loss since February 3, while the Nasdaq has dropped 7 percent from its closing high for the year, set on March 5.

Farm yields may drop if climate change impact not addressed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:36

Agriculture yields are likely to decline to 9 per cent in the next 25 years if the climate change impact is not mitigated, Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said today.

India, Japan to set up lab to promote research

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 19:26

India and Japan today signed an agreement for setting up a laboratory to focus on research in health sciences, medicine and agriculture.

There is scientific evidence on GM crops safety: Secretary

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 17:55

There is a clear scientific evidence on safety of genetically modified (GM) crops but more debate is needed to address other fears, Biotechnology Secretary Vijay Raghavan said here today

India can do well in Biotechnology: Marc Van Montagu

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 22:20

India has done well in the information technology (IT) sector and has the potential to excel in biotechnology as well, World Food Prize laureate Marc Van Montagu said today.

LIC trims stake in Biocon to 3%

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 16:06

State-owned LIC has cut its stake in Biocon to a little over 3 percent by selling more than two percent stake for over Rs 162 crore in the biotechnology major.

Indian biotech aiming to be $100 bn sector by 2025: Shaw

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 19:37

If farmers are to become prosperous you need technology, she added.

Healthy debate required on biotechnology: Anwar

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 22:33

Considering biotechnology to be area of focus in improving farm productivity, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar Thursday said there is a need for "healthy scientific debate" on the issue.

Anwar pitches for robust regulatory system for GM crops

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 21:23

Emphasising on the role of biotechnology in improving farm yields, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar Tuesday said there is a need for "robust" regulatory system to address the safety concerns.

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.

China to boost biotech industry

Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013, 08:29

By 2015, the government aims to double from the 2010 level the share of GDP that the sector's value-added output accounts for, according to a biotech industry development plan unveiled by the State Council, or China's cabinet, Shanghai Daily reported.

Now, camouflage fabric `that can make soldiers invisible`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 16:26

New Harry Potter-style camouflage fabric that could make soldiers completely invisible in battlefield, by bending light waves around them, has been developed by a Canadian company.