Alien weed rings alarm bells in Northeast

New Delhi, May 19 (India Science Wire):It is an invader nobody has seen on our borders but it can play havoc with the country’s biodiversity.An alien weed, Ludwigia Peruviana, is posing a threat to biodiversity in parts of Assam, particularly the catchment area of river Dhansiri and eastern part of river Kopili, scientists have reported while expressing concern that it can spread to other areas in the northeast India. [ read more ]

सिर्फ सब्सिडी से नहीं मिलेगा हरित ऊर्जा को बढ़ावा

19 मई, नई दिल्ली (इंडिया साइंस वायर) :भारत में हरित ऊर्जा का उत्पाोदन बढ़ रहा है, लेकिन उपभोक्तााओं के बीच इसके उपयोग को लेकर कई भ्रांतियां हैं और लोग कोयले जैसे पारं‍परिक ईंधनों पर ही भरोसा करते हैं। हरित ऊर्जा को लोकप्रिय बनाने के लिए उपभोक्ता ओं की इस धारणा को बदलने और इसके प्रति उनमें भरोसा पैदा करने की जरूरत है।[ read more ]

Wildlife experts want plan to save rare bird in troubled Kashmir

New Delhi, May 18 (India Science Wire):Western tragopan is a medium-sized brightly plumed pheasant found along the western Himalayas from northwestern Pakistan through Jammu and Kashmir into Himachal Pradesh and possibly the western pats of Uttarakhand. It is highly endangered and globally threatened.[ read more ]

Indian scientists develop transgenic rice that can withstand drought

New Delhi, May 17 (India Science Wire): A group of Indian, Chinese, and Canadian scientists have developed transgenic rice that gives high yields even under severe water deficit.The new rice variety has been developed by transferring a gene from a common plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, into a variety of Indian rice called samba mahsuri. [ read more ]

CWG legacy project on air quality spreading to more cities

New Delhi, May 17 (India Science Wire) : The Commonwealth Games (CWG) which India hosted in 2010 may have been forgotten for various reasons but one of its legacy projects is thriving and helping citizens with air quality information.[ read more ]

President presents National Technology Awards

New Delhi, May 17 (India Science Wire) : President, Pranab Mukherjee, on Thursday presented the national awards for excellence in technology to mark the 19th National Technology Day. [ read more ]