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Interstellar dust grains may explain origin of solar system

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 14:34

Scientists are hopeful that the interstellar dust grains gathered by the NASA Stardust spacecraft and brought back to Earth will help in better understanding the complexities of the solar system`s formation.

Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 19:41

The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report.

`New applications for ration cards to be disposed by July 31`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 23:45

Bihar government on Thursday said all new applications for ration cards will be disposed of by July 31 to clear decks for providing food-grains to all eligible beneficiaries in Bihar under the Food Security Act.

El Nino could hit Indian agriculture this monsoon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 16:27

Factors as innocuous as the humble grain-carrying sack to the mighty El Nino could have a varying impact on grain production and delivery this year, experts suggest.

BJP members create ruckus in Bihar Assembly over PDS

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 14:22

BJP members on Monday created a din in the Bihar Assembly protesting against food grains not reaching beneficiaries leading Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary to adjourn the House till the post-lunch session.

Rising CO2 levels to worsen food quality

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:31

In what could be bad news for countries seeking food security, researchers have found that rising CO2 levels will deprive many food grains of their nutritional value.

Govt expects all-time high foodgrain production this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 14:05

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the country's foodgrain production this year is likely to surpass the previous record of 259.29 million tonnes achieved in the 2011-12 crop year.

Sand grains help make complex lenses: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 22:40

Spider-Man fan? Then you surely remember the transformation of Flint Marko, an escaped convict, into shape-shifting sand in the third Spider-Man outing.

Govt expects bumper crop this year on good monsoon

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 20:13

P Chidambaram also said that the agriculture credit has grown by 12.1 percent during April-August period of this fiscal.

It’s a matter of shame that every year food grains are getting rotten, says Sanjay Nirupam

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 20:31

Sanjay Nirupam says India’s inflation woes are directly related to high MSP (Minimum Support Price), crude prices and hoarding activity

`Grains of sand` from ancient fossils shed new light on evolution

Last Updated: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 15:25

An evolutionary ecologist from the University of Southampton, is using "grains of sand" to understand more about the process of evolution.

Govt may release food grains stock to tame inflati

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 22:57

The government is likely to release food grains from its stocks in order to bring down soaring food prices, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution K V Thomas said on Monday.