Scientists developed a new strain of rice that could boost the crop yields by 20%. They have identified the mysterious gene in rice that helps its roots to absorb phosphorus more efficiently. The gene will be now transferred to contemporary varieties of rice using classic methods of cross-breeding, not genetic engineering. What is the need
Lakshya-1, which is the Air Force version of micro-light pilot-less target aircraft successfully test-flown from the launch complex-2 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Orissa. The test was done to test the validity of its engine and duration enhancement. Lakshya is part of the Indian Air Force since 2000. Significant features of Lakshya-1
Vijay Kumar who won silver medal in shooting event and Yogeshwar Dutt who clinched Bronze in wrestling at London Olympics will be conferred with country’s highest sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2012. Can Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award be conferred on more than one person in a year ? Usually the
Vayalar Ravi took the seat as Union Minister for Science and Technology. He was given the charge by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was holding the position passed away.
Charles L. Bennett, a professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University, US, received the Gruber Cosmology Prize 2012. Why is Cosmology Prize awarded ? The $ 500000 prize was given to acknowledge his outstanding contribution to the world of physics. NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe: Bennett led a 26-member team that worked on