India donates USD one million towards UN tsunami fund

India on Friday announced a USD one million contribution to a UN fund for tsunami, disaster and climate preparedness in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian countries on the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami.

Tsunami warning system: India to do 3D mapping of coast

 India is taking up 3D mapping of coastal areas as part of its efforts to further improve the tsunami early warning system.

Warning Centre to hold workshop on 10th anniversary of 2004 Tsunami

The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) will conduct a national workshop on the 10th anniversary of the devastating Tsunami that killed lakhs of people on December 26, 2004.

Society's weaker sections to benefit from technology

 Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan Wednesday said his department's socio-economic development programmes seek to provide technology to the needy.

Centre for buildings under govt schemes to be earthquake-resistant

Union Minister for Earth Science Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the Home Ministry wants all new buildings constructed under various National and State schemes to be made earthquake resistant.

Centre for buildings under govt schemes to be earthquake-resistant

Union Minister for Earth Science Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the Home Ministry wants all new buildings constructed under various National and State schemes to be made earthquake resistant.

'No direct link found between ocean warming, monsoon-weakening'

No direct link has been established between ocean warming and weakening of south-west monsoon, the government said Wednesday.

Gulfs of Kambhat, Kutch show high vulnerability indices: Govt

The Gulfs of Kambhat and Kutch in Gujarat show very high indices to multi-hazard coastal vulnerability, according to mapping carried out by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), the government on Thursday said.

India lags far behind China, US in R&D expenditure: Harsh Vardhan

While India wants to be at par with countries like China and US in the field of science and technology, it's investment lags far behind these countries.

India, UNESCO ink letter of intent to cooperate in reducing disaster risks

India and the UNSECO signed a letter of intent for better cooperation in the field of reducing disaster risks and capacity-building In Earth Sciences.

Proposal to document Kaziranga Park's biodiversity
Proposal to document Kaziranga Park's biodiversity

 The central government has asked scientists in northeast India to map and document the biodiversity in Assam's famous Kaziranga National Park.

Harsh Vardhan opens multi-speciality Ayurvedic centre in Delhi

 Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday inaugurated a multi-speciality Ayurvedic centre in East Delhi and said there was a need to focus on traditional Ayurveda and yoga apart from the modern health facility.

Harsh Vardhan inspects progress of road projects in Delhi

 Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today inspected the progress of Rani Jhansi grade separator and Kishanganj road under bridge projects in North Delhi and asked officials to complete them at the earliest.

Submit proposal to stop rhino poaching: Harsh Vardhan to Assam
Submit proposal to stop rhino poaching: Harsh Vardhan to Assam

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan Monday asked the Assam forest department to submit a scientific proposal to stop poaching of one-horned rhinos and protect the species in the state.

Dr Harsh Vardhan to be Delhi BJP's face again?

Ahead of crucial Delhi Assembly Elections, Dr Harsh Vardhan is likely to be Bhrataiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate once again.

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Will infuse new energy into scientific research: Vardhan

To encouraging scientific research and infuse new energy into research institutions of the government will be our prime focus, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said as he took charge as the Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences.

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Jagat Prakash Nadda replaces Harsh Vardhan as health minister

In a surprise move, Harsh Vardhan was Sunday replaced by senior BJP leader Jagat Prakash Nadda as the union health minister.

Modi Cabinet rejig: Manohar Parrikar new Defence Minister, Suresh Prabhu gets Railways
Modi Cabinet rejig: Manohar Parrikar new Defence Minister, Suresh Prabhu gets Railways

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government on Sunday evening effected a reshuffle of some ministries and allocated portfolios to 21 new ministers, giving Defence to Manohar Parrikar, Railways to Suresh Prabhu, Information and Broadcasting to Arun Jaitley and moving Harsh Vardhan from health to Science and Technology.