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Tapas Majumdar Committee

December 31, 2012

Tapas Majumdar Committee was set up by the NDA Government in 1999 to look into the financial implications of operationalising the 83rd Amendment Bill introduced by the United Front government in 1997, seeking to make the right to free and compulsory education up to the age of 14 a...

Tishyarakshit Chatterjee Committee

December 23, 2012

This article deals with the Inviolate Forest Areas and the  Tishyarakshit Chatterjee Committee. Tishyarakshit Chatterjee Panel Report Tishyarakshit Chatterjee committee has submitted its draft report that looks to give the demarcation legal teeth by notifying inviolate patches under the Environment Protection Act, 1986. The formula and criteria recommended by...

Tax Increment Financing

November 24, 2012

TIF (Tax Increment Financing) programs are measures to use increase property tax revenues generated by urban development to pay for public costs of that development. It is a public financing method that is used for subsidizing redevelopment, infrastructure, and other community-improvement projects in many countries.  Similar or related value...

Tight Oil

September 28, 2012

Tight oil is a light hydrocarbon contained in petroleum-bearing shale formations that have relatively low porosity and permeability. Tight oil is extracted at depths of 2 to 3 km on average, with the deepest wells taking up to six weeks to drill.

Tessy Thomas

September 27, 2012

Dr. Tessy Thomas, also known as "Missile Woman of India" is the Key Scientist for Agni-V in Defence Research and Development Organisation, Hyderabad. She is the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India. Tessy was associate project director of the 3,000 km range Agni-III missile project....

TEAM–9 in context with India-Africa Relations

September 27, 2012

  In a bid to expand its economic reach, India launched an initiative in 2004 called Techno-Economic Approach for Africa–India Movement (TEAM–9), together with eight energy- and resource-rich West African countries viz. Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Senegal, and India. The initiative was...

Three Parent Babies

September 26, 2012

Three Parent Baby is a baby who has most of his / her DNA from mother and father but also has a small amount of DNA  from a third donor. The DNA from the third donor is inserted in baby’s cells via Mitochondrial Gene Therapy (MGT) procedure. About Mitochondrial...

TrES-2b

September 26, 2012

 TrES-2b / Kepler-1b TrES-2b or Kepler-1b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star GSC 03549-02811 located 750 light years away The planet has been identified in 2011 as the darkest known exoplanet, reflecting less than 1% of sunlight. It is darker than any planet or moon in our solar...

Tevatron

September 26, 2012

The Tevatron is a circular particle accelerator in the United States, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). It is the second highest energy particle collider in the world after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The Tevatron is a synchrotron that accelerates protons and antiprotons in a 6.28 km...

Tasman Leakage

September 25, 2012

Water travels through the world’s oceans along great loops driven by massive and often deep currents in a process known as the global thermohaline circulation. A recent study into how the Pacific Ocean leaks into the Indian Ocean has revealed details which researchers say could improve climate predictions. The...

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