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B100 Microalgal Diesel

November 24, 2012

Recently, India witnessed the first test run of vehicle running on B100 marine microalgal biodiesel in New Delhi. Unlike other biodiesels, which are a mixture of conventional diesel, the B100 biodiesel is 100 per cent extract from the microalgae. With this, the extract of the slimy green algae found...

Bioceramics

November 24, 2012

Bioceramics and bioglasses are ceramic materials that are biocompatible. The class of ceramics used for repair and replacement of diseased and damaged parts of musculoskeletal systems are termed bioceramics. Bioceramics have become a diverse class of biomaterials presently including three basic types: bioinert high strength ceramics, bioactive ceramics which...

Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India (BGREI)

November 24, 2012

BGREI refers to “Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India”. This programme was an outcome of recommendations of a Task Force in 2009 to assess the existing scenario of water resources development, utilization and management of food grains production in the country, with a particular reference to North-Western and Eastern...

Biomimetics

November 23, 2012

Biomimetics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of materials and machines. It is widely regarded as being synonymous with biomimicry, biomimesis, biognosis and similar to biologically inspired design. The research in the field of artificial photosynthesis is...

Bioterrorism

November 12, 2012

Bioterrorism involves the intentional & deliberate release or dissemination of biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, or toxins to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. These agents are typically found in nature, but it is possible that they could be mutated or altered to increase their...

Bio-toilets / ELOO / Bio-digester / Bapu Toilets

October 16, 2012

Recently, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has launched its Bio-digester, christened as bio-toilets from Dhamara (Odisha) near the Wheeler Island test facility from where it used to test launch long-range missiles like Agni and AAD interceptors. The Bio-digester, named as ELOO (eco-friendly loo) is said to be...

Bharati Chaturvedi

October 7, 2012

Bharati Chaturvedi is the founder of NGO Chintan, which was selected for America’s first Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. The award funded by the Rockefeller Foundation via the Secretary’s International Fund for Women and Girls. The Secretary’s Innovation Award is given to ‘Chintan’ in...

Bharat Stree Mahamandal

October 2, 2012

Saraladebi Chaudhurani was an extraordinary female leader in action, one who could have towered the nationalist movement had she not withdrawn from the scene. She was niece of Kabiguru Rabindranatha Tagore. She was married to Arya Samaji leader, Shri Ram Bhuj Chowdhry. She was one of the earliest women...

Bishwanath Roy

October 1, 2012

Bishwanath Roy was a visionary leader and freedom figher, who remained a member of the Lok Sabha for twenty five years, from 1952 to 1977. He also served as a Union Minister. He is best known forhis deep commitment to the cause of agriculture and farmers. His published works...

Biochrome in context with C-DAC

September 28, 2012

The bioinformatics resources and applications facility (BRAF) of the centre for development of advanced computing (C-DAC) has developed a supercomputing cluster called as biochrome to aid computational biology research with an investment of Rs. 1 crore. It is an advanced blade server-based high performance computing (HPC) facility that has...

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