Government signs loan agreement with World Bank for Innovate in India for Inclusiveness Project

The Union Government (Ministry of Finance) has signed a Loan Agreement with the World Bank for IBRD credit of US$ 125 (equivalent) for Innovate in India for Inclusiveness Project. The objective of project is to nurture indigenous innovation, foster local product development and accelerate commercialization process in biopharmaceutical and medical devices industry in India. Innovate Read More…

Government to tie up with US and Finland to jointly develop new pollution-forecast system

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is tying up with US and Finland to develop new pollution-forecast system that will help anticipate particulate matter (PM) levels at least two days in advance and at greater resolution. The new system will jointly developed with expertise from Finnish Meteorological Institute and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Read More…

Sagar Kavach: Coastal security exercise held in Kerala

Two-day coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ to strengthen and assess the loopholes in the coastal security mechanism was held along Kerala coast. The exercise saw participation of Indian Coast Guard (ICG), Indian Navy, Coastal Police and Marine Enforcement wing and various other security stakeholders. It saw participation of three ships of India Navy, 10 of Read More…

Malvi’s adder’s-tongue fern: World’s smallest land fern discovered in Western Ghats

Researchers have discovered the world’s smallest land fern named Malvi’s adder’s-tongue fern (Ophioglossum malviae) inAhwa forests of Western Ghats in Gujarat’s Dang district. Ferns are seasonal and mostly grow with first monsoon rains. They are not very common even in the locality they are found in. Key Facts The fingernail-sized fern belongs to group known Read More…

Giant mosquito with 11.15 cm wingspan found in China

Scientists have discovered a giant mosquito with a wingspan of 11.15 centimetres in China’s Sichuan province. The mosquito belongs to the world’s largest mosquito species Holorusia mikado. This species mosquito was first found in Japan and normally have wing span of about eight centimetres. Key Facts The giant mosquito was found in August 2017 during Read More…