Mobile phones can now help rural women switch over to using clean cooking technologies, weaning them away from traditional smoky chullahs.
In a major scientific breakthrough, the department of biotechnology and Bharat Biotech announced the discovery of India’s first indigenously-developed Rotavirus vaccine to fight severe forms of dia
In a dramatic turnaround, India has altered its earlier position and opposed listing of chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous substance at the sixth meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP-6) in Geneva
Gujarat tops the list of being the most polluted state in India, accounting for 29 per cent of the nation’s hazardous waste. It is followed by Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, according to the Central Pollution Control Board. Gujarat is presently generating 6.2 million tones in hazardous waste largely because they have set up over 50 industrial estates in the golden corridor spreading from Ahmedabad through Nandesari, Ankleshwar and Vapi housing several chemical industries that were phased out of Europe and the US and relocated in India.
Several women’s NGOs, including Women for Diversity, Guild of Services, Diverse Women for Diversity and Gene Ethics Australia, have launched a combined campaign against genetically-engineered (GMO) bananas.
One-upmanship between the Congress and the BJP has adversely impacted the oeuvre of one of India’s foremost wildlife documentary filmmakers.
The Delhi December 16 gangrape case has been followed by a sharp escalation of rape cases around the country.
The Western Ghats, one of the world’s last biodiversity hotspots, could soon be brought under the ambit of “development”. A crucial report prepared by former space scientist K.
Australians have achieved a major breakthrough in controlling dengue and hope to transfer this not-for-profit technology to India, which is recording some of the highest number of dengue cases in the world.
The ministry of science and technology seems to be veering towards giving the green signal to GM crops.