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The Status of Indian Coffee report was released in early December highlighting one of the biggest crisis situation faced by the Karnataka coffee belt. The Karnataka Growers’ Federation reported that the state production has dropped by 40%. Karnataka accounts for 70% of the total national production of coffee which stands at about 3.2 lakh tonnes. ..
The National Mission for Clean Ganga received the ‘Leadership in Rejuvenation and Protection of Fresh Water System in India’ award in December. The award was conferred at the GeoSmart India conference in Hyderabad. This is the 20th edition of the event and is the largest geospatial event in India. The event is to be conducted ..
The centre recently made clarifications about the upcoming INO project in Tamil Nadu in response to questions in Rajya Sabha. The INO project, which is being planned in Theni of Tamil Nadu, is a proposed research facility to be constructed close to the Western Ghats. Its vicinity to the Ghats region had led to concerns ..
Topics: India-based Neutrino Observatory • Ino • Neutrino • Physical sciences • Physics • Physics beyond the Standard Model • States and union territories of India • Tamil Nadu • Theni • Western Ghats
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has sent back its first observations to the earth for scientists to decode the mysteries about the sun. The spacecraft was launched in August of 2018. It has completed 3 of the 24 planned passes by the sun’s unexplored regions. No other spacecraft has flown as close as the Parker probe ..
Bubbles in a liquid move upwards. Eg: carbon dioxide bubbles in a carbonated drink. But when a bubble is trapped in a narrow vertical column of liquid, it does not appear to move upwards. This has remained a mystery until now. Scientists at the Ecole Ploytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have solved this mystery using ..
On the first day of India International Science Festival (IISF- 2019), the Guinness World Records for the largest astrophysics lesson (45 minutes) and assembly of spectroscopes was successfully achieved at the Science City in Kolkata with the participation of over 1,598 students. A small personal model of advanced spectroscopes can easily be made by anyone using ..
Topics: Academic disciplines • Astrophysics • C. V. Raman • Electronic test equipment • Fellows of the Royal Society • Indian people • Kolkata • Meghnad Saha • Optical spectrometer • Physical sciences • Saha • Signal processing