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B100 Microalgal Diesel

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 in abundance across India’s 7,517 km […]

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Bioceramics

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 form direct chemical bonds with bone […]

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Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India (BGREI)

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 India, taking in to consideration the […]

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Biomimetics

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 mainly inspired by the Biomimetics. It […]

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Bioterrorism

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 ability to cause disease, make them […]

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

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 the perfect alternative to the current […]

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Bharati Chaturvedi

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 support of its work to reduce […]

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Bharat Stree Mahamandal

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 freedom fighters of India, who participated […]

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Bishwanath Roy

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 are ‘Rashtriya Gadar’ and ‘Kranti Vad’.

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Biochrome in context with C-DAC

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 a computing capacity of 5 teraflop. […]

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