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RKB-Assam launched as part of World Bank funded project- Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation

The Rice Knowledge Bank – Assam (RKB-Assam) is an agriculture web portal i.e. dedicated to enhancing knowledge on rice production techniques, agricultural technologies, best production practices and state agriculture facts. It serves to address the challenges for agricultural development by supporting fast and effective transfer of technologies and knowledge from the research laboratory to farmer’s ..

The 6th IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) inaugurated in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently dedicated to the nation – the 6th IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (IRRI SARC) at the campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The first international Center in the eastern India is expected to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice ..

Scientist Daniel Hillel bags World Food Prize 2012

Israeli scientist Daniel Hillel bagged World Food Prize 2012. His work and motivation has contributed in bridging the divisions and spreading peace and understanding in the Middle East by enhancing a breakthrough achievement. His work is relevant for agriculture-dominated economies.He conceived and implemented the method of micro-irrigation, which maximizes the efficaciousness of water usage in ..

Under scanner Rajat Guptas’s wealth at trial

Rajat Gupta’s net worth at $84 million, a trust at $38 million and $11 million in cash, is under the lens of the jurisdiction. Gupta, currently, is on trial for benefitting from inside tips he provided to Raj Rajaratnam, the co-founder of the Galleon. Gupta, a former director of Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble, ..

News Today March 30, 2010

Events, Happenings and Observances:Rajasthan DiwasRajasthan was formed on 30 March 1949. Every year in the month of March, Rajasthan celebrates its foundation day. The celebration continue for 10 days (March 21-30). Rajasthan Diwas is the day of the unification of erstwhile princely states and the state of Rajputana. Awards:CGIAR Award: ICRISAT, AVRDCInternational Crops Research Institute ..

News Today News Today : Febraury 18, 2010

Places in News:Where is Goddess Shri Maduraialaiamman Temple?Goddess Shri Maduraialaiamman Temple is in Tiruchirapalli. On 18 February 2010, hundreds of devotees from different parts of Tamil Nadu participated in the ‘Mahakumbhabhishekam’ (consecration) of Goddess Shri Maduraialaiamman Temple. Persons in News:What is Mahesh Rangarajan committee related to?Mahesh Rangarajan led 11-member Committee will submit its report about ..