India needs to innovate to excel: Jaipal Reddy

India needs to innovate to excel and must develop technologies for people at the base of the economic pyramid, Science and Technology Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said Thursday.

Monsoon likely to be normal this year: Government

The country is expected to have normal monsoon this year with overall rainfall of 98 per cent, news that will bring smiles to millions of faces of farmers who depend on good rains for a bumper harvest.

Vayalar Ravi assumes charge as S&T Minister

Vayalar Ravi became the fifth person to assume charge as Minister for Science and Technology in three years since UPA returned to power in 2009.

Vayalar Ravi given additional charge of Science and Technology

Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi was on Friday given additional charge of ministries of Science and Technology.

Vilasrao Deshmukh continues to be stable; PM briefed

Manmohan Singh was on Thursday briefed about the condition of his ailing cabinet colleague Vilasrao Deshmukh.

Vilasrao Deshmukh critically ill, on life support

Ailing Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh was on Monday evening air lifted to Chennai after his condition worsened.

Deshmukh takes charge of Science & Tech Ministry

Putting to rest speculation
over his "unhappiness" at being shifted from the Rural Development Ministry, Vilasrao Deshmukh took charge as the new Science and Technology Minister, saying "technology
will drive the future".