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Thursday, November 08, 2007


The India Government has been consistently laying emphasis on the development of science and technology as a major instrument for achieving national goals of self-reliance and socio-economic development. The policy of the Government is to encourage individual initiative for dissemination of knowledge and foster programmes to train scientific personnel to fulfill country’s needs in the diverse fields of agriculture, industry, defense and education.

Scientific research in India is carried out under the auspices of the Central Government, the State Governments and various public and private sector organizations, including Industry.  There are about 200 research laboratories within the purview of major scientific departments carrying out research in different areas. Notable among them are three, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). While the scientific institutions under various Ministries of the Central Government carry out research programmes of practical relevance to the areas of responsibility of the Ministries, the State Governments supplement the efforts of the Central Government in those areas which are of primary importance to them, namely, agriculture, animal husbandry, etc.


A major work in the field of science and technology is carried out in universities and deemed universities such as the world-renowned Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) that come under the Central and State Governments.  India has the world’s third biggest reservoir of scientific and technical manpower.



IT was an amazing pointer by the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr P.K. Iyenger. (Nuclear Ignorance, Tribune, O.P. Sabherwal, Nov 08, 2007)

The intersection of genetics and intelligence is an intellectual minefield. (Let's Unravel Intelligence, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Nov 08, 2007)

China is well on track to launch its own space station by 2020, the state-run newspaper said on Wednesday. (China Space Station By 2020 , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

While one may find the richest man in India, disparities in the country are so wide that it isnt difficult to find the poorest man either. (India In The Billionaire Club: An Increasing Divide , Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Nov 08, 2007)

I have a confession. My uncle is a cyborg, and my aunt is a Frankenstein’s monster, patched together from different body parts. (Man And Superman, Tribune, Johann Hari, Nov 08, 2007)

The 27-nation European Union (EU) has put its strategic Galileo satellite radio navigation project on the back burner, it was confirmed today. (Eu Puts Galileo Project On Back Burner , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

In an unusually grim and direct warning, the International Energy Agency has predicted that the "alarming" rise in energy demand will speed up climate change, threaten global energy security and possibly create a supply crunch that will send already high (Rise In Global Energy Demands 'Alarming,' Iea Says A , Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Inspiration and motivation, undoubtedly increases effectiveness and efficiency. (Print Pick, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Switzerland is a member of IAEA, Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (Nuclear Expert To Explain Deal With U.S. To Switzerland, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

This incident happened when I was in Lhasa, in Tibet. (Middle-Aged At 136! , The Economic Times, Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Nov 08, 2007)

The proposed visit of Defence Minister AK Antony to Israel will, apart from underscoring the strategic relationship between the two countries, send out the right political message to Tel Aviv. (Antony's Israel Visit, Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Nov 08, 2007)

In modern times, a society's progress is measured by its achievements in the fields of intellect and technology. (Islam Can't Be Anachronism, Pioneer, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 08, 2007)

Indian companies are making a killing by controlling their carbon emissions and trading the credit points accrued in the process to global business giants who have an obligation under the Kyoto protocol to bring down their carbon emission targets . . . . (India Inc Makes Big Bucks From Carbon Trading , Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

GEORGE Orwell understood both tyranny and language very well. One of his many insights in this context is that tyrannical governments change the meaning of words. (Emergency Or Martial Law?, Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Nov 08, 2007)

THE selection for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has indeed come as a surprise. The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body, and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr., the former Vice-President of the United States . . . . (Climate Of Peace, Frontline, R. Ramachandran, Nov 08, 2007)

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to the German scientist Gerhard Ertl for his work on surface chemistry. (Surface Of The Matter, Frontline, R. Ramachandran, Nov 08, 2007)

A trio of biologists – Mario R. Capecchi, Sir Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies – is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007. (Knockout Win, Frontline, R. Ramachandran, Nov 08, 2007)

The visiting president of Switzerland Ms Micheline Calmy-Rey, who concludes her four-day programme in India tomorrow, today held talks with Indian leaders on bilateral cooperation and other matters of mutual interest. (Indo-Swiss Bilateral Ties Take A Leap, Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

India will send an expert to Switzerland to explain the details of the proposed Indo-US civil nuclear cooperation agreement, visiting Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey said. (Pm Envoy To Lobby The Swiss, Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Despite pressure being mounted by the US administration and feelers sent by the UPA government, the BJP on Wednesday has not budged from its stand on opposing the nuclear deal in Parliament. (Bjp Refuses To Budge On Nuke Deal, New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)


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