Day: December 2, 2020

VC SKUAST Jammu highlights Research initiatives of Varsity

JAMMU, DECEMBER 02: Vice Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Jammu, Prof J P Sharma today highlighted the Research initiatives of the Varsity for the promotion of scientific and innovative farm practices & market linkages. Addressing a media conference here today, he said the SKUAST-Jammu […]

DSEJ hosts online programme – ‘ Prakash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’

JAMMU, DECEMBER 02: To commemorate 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, Directorate of School Education Jammu(DSEJ) organised an online programme ‘ Prakash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev Ji ‘ in which students from different districts of Jammu Division participated. The Students recited Shabad-Kirtan and threw light […]

China’s space ambitions: Robot on Mars, a human on the moon

BEIJING — China’s landing of its third probe on the moon is part of an increasingly ambitious space program that has a robot rover en route to Mars, is developing a reusable space plane and is planning to put humans back on the lunar surface. The Chang’e 5, […]

UN: Warmer world in 2020 busted weather records, hurt people

An overheating world obliterated weather records in 2020, creating an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves, floods, droughts and ice melt, the United Nations’ weather agency reported Wednesday. While the globe partly shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, extremes linked to human-caused climate change intensified, the World […]

WHO fine-tunes advice on COVID masks for public, health workers

GENEVA – The World Health Organization on Wednesday tightened guidelines on wearing face masks, recommending that, where COVID-19 is spreading, they be worn by everyone in health care facilities and for all interactions in poorly-ventilated indoor spaces. In June, the WHO urged governments to ask everyone to wear […]

China buys first Indian rice in decades amid scarce supply

MUMBAI – China has begun importing Indian rice for the first time in at least three decades due to tightening supplies from Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam and an offer of sharply discounted prices, Indian industry officials said. India is the world’s biggest rice exporter and China the biggest […]

New Zealand declares climate emergency, promises carbon neutral government by 2025

WELLINGTON – New Zealand promised its public sector would become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declared a climate emergency on Wednesday, a symbolic move that critics said needed to be backed with greater actions to reduce emissions. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the climate emergency declaration was […]

Middleman matters: Behind Indian protests against Modi farm reforms

NEW DELHI – Undeterred by the harsh winter of India’s capital, its toxic air and surging coronavirus cases, Sukhbinder Singh is among tens of thousands of farmers camped out in protest on the city’s outskirts, along with tractors, trailers, SUVs and food trucks. The farmers say they have […]

Madras High Court gets 10 additional judges

DELHI, DECEMBER 2: The President of India, in exercise of the power conferred by clause (l) of Article 224 of  the Constitution of India, appointed Justices S/Shri Govindarajulu Chandrasekharan, A.A. Nakkiran, Veerasamy Sivagnanam, Ganesan Ilangovan, Smt. Ananthi Subramanian, Smt. Kannammal Shanmuga Sundaram, Sathi Kumar Sukumara Kurup, Murali Shankar […]

Various Institutes of CSIR hold Curtain Raiser Ceremonies for India International Science Festival-2020

International Science Literature Festival-VIGYANIKA will be organized as one of the prominent events of IISF 2020 IISF-2020 will have a wide array of activities; 5 events for Guinness World Records planned DELHI, DECEMBER 2: India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 is going to be organized during 22-25 December […]

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