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Organic farming caught in ‘quality vs. quantity’ debate

Despite growing clamour for pesticide-free produce, doubts persisit about the capability of organic farming to generate high yields.

Organic farming began finding momentum in Kerala since the unveiling of a policy in 2010 that set the goal of converting the entire agricultural production in the State to organic within 10 years. 969 kata lagi


GSLV-D6 successfully launched, India gets another eye in the sky

Staging yet another spectacular launch of three-stage heavy weight rocket GSLV D-6 with indigenous cryogenic upper stage, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday successfully put in orbit GSAT-6 communication satellite. 363 kata lagi


Ban on plastic packaging of food, drugs: NGT seeks Centre view

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre and various stakeholders to file their submissions on a proposal that there should be a complete prohibition on the use of plastic packaging in food and pharmaceutical formulations of any kind. 310 kata lagi


Bats losing the battle against deforestation in Western Ghats

But researchers hope that remaining forest fragments and wildlife-friendly agriculture could offer a lifeline.

A number of bat species are losing the battle against increasing human presence, growing agricultural land use and deforestation in the Western Ghats, says a new study. 287 kata lagi


ISRO performs first orbit raising operation of GSAT-6

After successful launch of GSAT-6, the country’s latest communication satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday said it has performed the first orbit raising of the satellite. 74 kata lagi


'Neurotic people tend to be more creative'

Neurotic people who constantly worry and brood over negative thoughts are likely to be more creative, a new study has found.

The part of the brain responsible for self-generated thought is highly active in neuroticism, which yields both of the trait’s positives (creativity) and negatives (misery), researchers said. 220 kata lagi


Researchers one step closer to cracking Alzheimer’s puzzle

Alzheimer’s, a progressive form of dementia, may occur in middle age or in old age, and while a lot of research is on for drug treatments, none has been successful. 183 kata lagi