Everything you need to know about Birouli Rural Institute: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Birouli Rural Institute: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A female's mating decisions are largely based on traits that reflect fitness or those that help males perform well under the local ecological conditions, a new study has found.
Washington, June 19 (ANI): The speedy winds of Venus have steadily been getting faster over the last six years, the most detailed record of cloud motion in the atmosphere of the planet chronicled by ESA's Venus Express has revealed.
Rio de Janeiro, June 19 (IANS) Brazil plans to produce vaccines against the influenza H1N1 virus, Health Minister Alexandre Padilha said.
Wellington, June 18 (ANI): Mixing alcohol with dry ice could lead to a strong possibility of serious health problems, drug and alcohol experts have warned.
Melbourne, June 18 (ANI): The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is building new software to coach people on how to interact with others in social situations.
London, June 17(ANI): A new study has linked psychiatric disorders have to a protein involved in the formation of long-term memories.
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) The Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI) has decided to expel R. Kannan, a former member of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, for financial misconduct, said a member.
Washington, June 15 (ANI): DARPA, the Pentagon's advanced research group, has achieved some big breakthroughs that may help restore a sense of touch to military personnel who have lost limbs in service of their countries.
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) The central government has agreed to release more funds to Karnataka for implementing various schemes to improve the welfare of the people in rural areas across the state, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Friday.
New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticized the Congress Party following Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh's remark that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is 'India's first authentic fascist', and said the ruling party at the Centre is unsettled and does not how to tackle the opposition challenge.
Washington, June 13 (ANI): New evidence have shown that an emotion-related brain region called the central amygdala-whose activity promotes feelings of malaise and unhappiness-plays a major role in sustaining cocaine addiction.
New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Newer technologies and changes would have to be adopted and adapted to ensure that India as a nation remains safe and secure, a senior scientist has said.
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A team of Spanish researchers, coordinated by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has begun sequencing the genome of the global deep ocean.
Chennai, June 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said here that the next central government in 2014 would be friendly to the state.
Washington, June 12 (ANI): The autonomous, solar-powered Zoe, which became the first robot to map microbial life during a 2005 field expedition in Chile's Atacama Desert, is returning to the world's driest desert this month on a NASA astrobiology mission to search for subsurface life.
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India ranks 141st out of 162 in this year's Global Peace Index (GPI), released Tuesday.
Washington, June 11 (ANI): According to a new study, elderly mice suffering from age-related heart disease had a significant improvement in cardiac function after being treated with the FDA-approved drug rapamycin for just three months.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 11 (IANS) Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in the Kerala assembly Tuesday over outbreak of a fever that has claimed 140 lives and affected almost a million people in the state. Unsatisfied by the government response, the opposition members walked out of the house.
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A scientist at the University of Florida has developed tiny airplanes and submarines, which can swarm over, under and through hurricanes to help predict the strength and path of the storms.
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Poverty-stricken women in some parts of the country have found succour in a government scheme that provides financial help to set up small businesses and skill-based training to make them financially independent.
Kolkata, June 9 (ANI): The Government has allocated 553 crore rupees to States and Union Territories for mainstreaming of AYUSH facility under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), during 2009 to 2013 period.
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The central government has given more than Rs.500 crore to various states for bringing AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddha and homeopathy) forms of medicine into the mainstream.
London, June 8 (ANI): Genes play a small role in determining a child's reading ability, a new study has found.
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday launched a new skill development scheme called 'Roshni' for rural youth from 24 most critically Left-Wing Extremism affected districts in the country.
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The central government Friday launched a special programme providing job opportunities to youths in 24 districts across the country which have been affected by Maoist violence.
Washington, June 7 (ANI): The birth of new neurons in the adult brain sharpens memory in rodents, but it has long been debated if the same holds true for humans.
Washington, June 7 (ANI): In a breakthrough that could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can block a compulsive behavior in mice by activating a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior.
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A team of researchers have discovered the world's oldest known fossil primate skeleton representing a previously unknown genus and species named Archicebus achilles.
Kochi (Kerala), June 5 (IANS) Noted ecologists and green activists Wednesday cautioned the government against aiming 8-9 percent GDP (gross domestic product) annual growth at the cost of environment and sought a balanced approach towards sustainable development for a equitable society.
London, June 5 (ANI): Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have designed a new type of nanostructured-carbon-based catalyst that could pave the way for reliable, economical next-generation batteries and alkaline fuel cells, providing for practical use of wind- and solar-powered electricity, as well as enhanced hybrid electric vehicles.
Dharamsala, June 4 (ANI): Tibetans' Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) organized an Indo-Tibetan cultural exchange programme in Dharamsala that witnessed the participation of artists from India, Tibet and Nepal.
Havana, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is losing 22 percent of the potable water distributed to homes due to the deterioration of domestic infrastructure, according to figures compiled by the National Hydraulic Resources Institute, or INRH.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has said that India should take seven crore families out of poverty in the next 10 years.
New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who inaugurated Aajeevika Diwas 2013 here on Monday, said the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) is the largest women empowerment programme in the world and it will cover two-third of the country's population in next five years.
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) India should take out seven crore families out of poverty in the next 10 years, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said Monday, while announcing that the government was preparing a special package for the northeast and hill states like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The government is planning to launch an awareness programme to highlight various aspects of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), an official said here Sunday.
Sydney, June 2(ANI): Australian Defence Force (ADF) has launched a probe after receiving complaints about its personnel posting racist and religious slur on the social media.
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study has shown that the pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters' linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6.
Washington, June 1 (ANI): An international team of researchers has found that a singular gene mutation helps brain cancer cells to not just survive, but grow tumors rapidly by altering the splicing of genes that control cellular metabolism.
Agartala (Tripura), June 1 (ANI): Tripura outshone other states of the nation in providing employment to rural households under the national rural employment scheme.
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) To prevent the rising incidences of oral cancer among the youth of West Bengal, an anti-smoking campaign was launched here on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Friday.
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Scientists have shown that healthy lifestyle choices like not smoking, exercising and healthy eating could lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, says a study.
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that improvements in crop water productivity - the amount of food produced per unit of water consumed - could improve both food security and water sustainability in many parts of the world.
Rio de Janeiro, May 30 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's economy grew 0.60 percent in the first quarter of 2013, compared with the final quarter of last year, the government said.
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tubingen have revealed that rats move their eyes in opposite directions in both the horizontal and the vertical plane when running around.
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna have sequenced the genome of a Bactrian camel, making a significant contribution to population genetic research on camels.
New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): The second SAARC regional workshop on child labour is beginning here tomorrow to chalk out and promote comprehensive and gender-sensitive approaches to understanding and responding to child labour; showcasing strategies and initiatives that have promoted learning and action to ending child labour and protecting adolescents at work; and fostering cooperation through the SAARC mechanisms and partnerships on the issue.
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Increasing participation of women in the work force, especially in the government's flagship rural employment guarantee scheme NREGS, has reflected positively on the development of children, a new study shows.
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan's father Michael Lohan wants her to be transferred to a rehab in Florida.
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Describing the Maoist attack on a Congress convoy which claimed close to 30 lives as a "holocaust", Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday said the incident shows that left-wing extremists have no faith in democracy.
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University have discovered an ingenious method to ensure the body effectively reacts when infected with the highly evasive HIV virus that causes AIDS.
Melbourne, May 26 (ANI): A new research has suggested that parenting could help protect babies from dangerous genes.
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A University of Florida entomologist wants to improve mosquito netting by coating it with insecticide toxic only to mosquitoes.
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The Congress in West Bengal Saturday attacked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on implementation of the rural jobs programme, saying the state has turned out a poor performer in the 100 days work scheme despite tall claims of the Trinamool Congress government.
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Pointing out several irregularities in the implementation of rural jobs scheme in Odisha, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to address them urgently.
Mexico City, May 24 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican woman received Latin America's first transplant of ovaries in a hospital in the western city of Guadalajara, the director of the Mexican Infertility Institute, Luis Arturo Ruvalcaba, announced.
Washington, May 23 (ANI): For most animal species, moving objects play a major role in the processing of sensory impressions in the brain, as they often signal the presence of a welcome prey or an imminent threat.
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A new approach for immunizing against influenza, developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), elicited a more potent immune response and broader protection than the currently licensed seasonal influenza vaccines when tested in mice and ferrets.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday spoke of the UPA having improved economic performance, rebutted opposition allegations on 2G spectrum and coal blocks allocations, and talked of the country's re-emergence through transformation.
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Activating an enzyme known to play a role in the anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction delays the loss of brain cells and preserves cognitive function in mice, a new study has found.
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): The Institute of Cost Accountants of India celebrated its Annual Day in which Mr. K. Rahman Khan, Minister of Minority Affairs was the Chief Guest and Mr. M.J.Joseph, Additional Secretary,Ministry of Corporate Affairs was the Guest of Honor.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): An immune protein that has the potential to stop or reverse the development of type 1 diabetes in its early stages, before insulin-producing cells have been destroyed, has been identified by Melbourne researchers.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) As many as 83 percent Indians consider China a security threat though 63 percent would like relations with it to improve, reveals an opinion poll conducted with samples across India.
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) If you are a tourist in China, you better have "healthy and civilised" manners.
Kozhikode, May 18 (IANS) Kerala and Himachal Pradesh Saturday announced they will strengthen implementation of their rural development projects by sharing information about feasible models and best practices.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The government is earmarking 15 percent of the total outlay of all projects in any district for proper sanitation and clean drinking water, officials said Saturday.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers have now turned towards clay - a naturally occurring substance recognized since antiquity for its medicinal properties - to kill a range of pathogens.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers from the SETI Institute, the Mars Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, and the space robotics company Honeybee Robotics, have successfully completed a first series of field tests aimed at investigating how humans will explore and work on near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) and eventually the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): To ensure paternity, male reed warblers aggressively try to chase off competitors and to keep potentially "double-dealing" females in line, a new study has found.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Most scientists agree that human activity is causing global climate change, according to an extensive analysis of the abstracts or summaries of scientific papers published over the past 20 years.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organizations.
London, May 17 (ANI): Retirement has a harmful impact on mental and physical health, a new study has revealed.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Researchers at MIT have developed an injectable nanoparticles that may someday eliminate the need for patients with Type 1 diabetes to constantly monitor their blood-sugar levels and inject themselves with insulin.
Sydney, May 17 (ANI): Researchers from Australia have found that women spend almost twice as much time on housework and childcare than men, even when they increase their time in paid employment.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): In a surprise discovery, Melbourne scientists have found that malaria parasites can 'talk' to each other.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Wednesday congratulated India for developing an indigenous rotavirus vaccine for prevention of diarrhoea.
Melbourne, May 15 (ANI): Employees who spend half of an eight-hour working day standing use 13 percent more energy than colleagues who are seated, a new study has found.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Terming the land acquisition and food security bills "far too important", union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said they needed to be debated in parliament.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) MNREGS, the UPA government's flagship rural employment guarantee scheme, has benefited women and unskilled labourers the most, an official said Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) With an eye to assembly elections which are due in November, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday asked legislators to expedite the development work in the rural areas of the capital.
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Folks living in rural Goa as well as scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST) population account for higher sex ratio than the urban population in the state, the primary census data for 2011 released here Tuesday shows.
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Goa is rapidly going urban and people living in the state's "sucegado rurales (contented rural folk)" are rapidly making a beeline for the cities, according to the 2011 census data.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The government Monday came out with a slew of guidelines for the Indira Awas Yojna scheme for building houses for rural poor, including increased allocations and a requirement for constructing compulsory toilets for each unit.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India has made progress in institutions for disaster prevention and mitigation but there is still a long way to go, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday and called for the involvement of communities in the effort.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is offering a masters programme on rural development from the 2013 session, an official said Monday.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): The way an individual regulates their emotions, in bad times and in good, can influence whether - or how much -they suffer from anxiety, a new research has suggested.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India has made encouraging progress in recent years to put in place mechanisms for disaster prevention and mitigation, but there is still a long way to go and local communities must be involved in the effort, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday.
London, May 12 (ANI): British scientists have claimed that they have developed a new type of wheat which could increase productivity by 30 percent.
New York, May 12 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow has said that Costume Institute gala was 'un-fun' and 'too crowded' and she's never going again.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Adolescents are just as likely to consume too many calories at Subway, which they considered a healthy dining option, as at McDonald's, a new UCLA study has revealed.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that patients with two forms of leukemia, who currently have no viable treatment options, may benefit from existing drugs developed for different types of cancer.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden cracked a joke thanking the firefighters for saving his Corvette, while honouring them at the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner of the Congressional Fire Services Institute.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers have managed to give graphene magnetic properties - a breakthrough that opens the door to the development of graphene-based spintronic devices, that is, devices based on the spin or rotation of the electron, and could transform the electronics industry.
London, May 10 (IANS) Researchers from the Michigan State University in the US have found that a strain of bacteria called Wolbachia bacterium can infect mosquitoes and make them resistant to the malaria parasite.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The number of telephone subscribers in India declined to 895.51 million at the end of December 2012 from 937.70 million at the end of September 2012, registering a negative growth of 4.50 percent over the previous quarter, The Telecom regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said in a report.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): A new study has found that dads' genome is more ready for fertilization than of mothers'.
Milan, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The economic and financial reforms implemented to deal with the financial crisis must have the support of "the majority of the political parties" in Spain, Spanish Business Council for Competitiveness, or CEC, executive director Fernando Casado said.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Michigan State University researchers have identified a test that can determine which children with malaria are likely to develop cerebral malaria, a much more life-threatening form of the disease.
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) A Spanish court Tuesday suspended charges against Princess Cristina over her links to a corruption case involving her husband, reported Xinhua.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India reports around 11 lakh cancer cases every year and there is no evidence available to attribute it to rising levels of water pollution, Health and Family Welfare minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.