Scientists have found that a single genetic mutation causes mosquitoes to develop resistance to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria nets.
The genome sequence of Locusta migratoria is the largest animal genome sequenced so far and has provided the means with which its genes can be targeted by insecticides.
JD(U) MLA Manjit Singh said that it should be probed whether pesticides that were found in the mid-day meal in a Chhapra school were made in Gujarat.
Centre on Tuesday asked all states to put in place a contingency plan to deal with such incidents and ensure strict compliance of guidelines.
A pair of provocative studies has thrown light into the intense ground war now underway against malaria.
An environmental group has singled out Apples as being the biggest carrier of insecticides.
The boffins claimed that coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests.
Day in Pics: 3rd September
Showbiz World - September 3, 2014
Celebrities welcome Ganapati