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Bangalore Scientists Decode Genome and Mysteries of Tulsi plant

  Tulsi, a plant that denotes a Hindu home is a common sight in India and researchers have decoded the first draft genome. Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), queen of all herbs, is used for therapeutic purposes, especially in Ayurveda and has been mentioned in ancient Indian scriptures. A pan-India team led by Sowdhamini Ramanathan from National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, have ...

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Harsha Vardhan Pitches for Technology for Common Man; Here’s How it Can be Done

Union Minister of Science & Technology Dr Harsha Vardhan has brought home the major point of debate in the country aimed at bringing technology to the precincts of a common man in each of state-funded laboratory in India. The minister who visted Bangalore’s Raman Research Institute on Friday said the results of the scientific research should reach the people bridging ...

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Why Harsh Vardhan Lacks Focus in his ‘Out of Box’ Speech?

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan urged Indian scientists on Monday to think ‘out of the box’ to come out with research that can jump-start national development, while his speech lacked one concrete example to focus on. Speaking at the 12th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science in Panaji, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “The scientists should think out of ...

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CNR Rao rues lack of scientific infrastructure in India

Eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao has rued the lack of basic infrastructure for science in India saying the quality of education in India needs to be considerably improved. Delivering a public lecture on “Celebration of Science” at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi on Wednesday, the Bharat Ratna-awardee lamented that India lacked behind considerably in the world of science. “No academic institution in ...

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Why India lacks scientific vigour?

Why India lacks scientific vigour? Why is it that India is lagging far behind the West and now the East, especially behind Japan, China and South Korea? In a country of more than 1.2 billion people, science graduates are more than half of the educated youth coming out the universities but the pattern has seen no change. Indian students are ...

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