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M.S. Swaminathan calls GM crops a failure, Centre’s adviser faults paper

Genetically engineered Bt cotton has failed to provide livelihood security for farmers, says article A research paper co-authored by leading agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan, which describes Bt cotton as a ‘failure,’ was criticised by India’s Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA), K . VijayRaghavan as ‘deeply flawed.’ The paper, ‘Modern Technologies for …

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Over 100 new exoplanets discovered

Scientists have discovered a cache over 100 new exoplanets using data from NASA’s Kepler Space telescope as well as ground-based observatories. The diverse planets are expected to play a large role in developing the research field of exoplanets and life in the Universe. Exoplanets, which revolve around stars other than …

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An exhibition to showcase 16th Century Goa churches

“Goa is a spiritual destination and I want to show to the world how unique its architecture is,” said heritage photographer Payal Kakkar, whose exhibition of photographs of 16th and 17th Century churches of Goa is set to open on Wednesday. The self-taught photographer is gearing up for her maiden …

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Einstein’s letter to God on sale

‘The word God is for me nothing but the expression of and product of human weaknesses’ If it were written now as a series of tweets, they would surely go viral. Think of it: One of the most famous people in the world is panning religion. “The word God is …

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First manned Soyuz mission to ISS since October failure

Three astronauts will spend the next six-and-a-half months on the space station A Soyuz rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts took off from Kazakhstan and reached orbit on Monday, in the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Anne McClain of NASA and …

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60,000 visit Hornbill festival

More than 60,000 people have visited the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland at Naga Heritage Village Kisama near here since its inauguration on Saturday, a State tourism official said Sunday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 10-day-long annual festival on Saturday.Altogether 63,032 visitors with 780 foreignershave visited the picturesque venue, …

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India’s first indigenous film festival in Feb.

India’s first international indigenous film festival will take place in February next year in Odisha. An initiative of activist film collective Video Republic, that has been campaigning for indigenous communities in the State, the three-stop event will kick off in Bhubaneswar on February 19, move on to Puri from February …

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Reggae gets into heritage list

Reggae gets into heritage list

Reggae music, whose chill, lilting grooves won international fame thanks to artists like Bob Marley, on Thursday secured a coveted spot on the United Nations’ list of global cultural treasures. UNESCO, the world body’s cultural and scientific agency, added the genre that originated in Jamaica to its collection of “intangible …

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Nothing secret about Taj vision document: SC

Nothing secret about Taj vision document

The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Uttar Pradesh government that the vision document on protecting Taj Mahal, being prepared by School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi, should be made public once finalised as there was “nothing secret” about it. A Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur, S. Abdul …

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