Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mutation breeding of oil seeds, pulses and cereals

In developing and applying mutation breeding using ionizing radiation, India has a leading role among all nations. Indian scientists have been applying  the technology since 1973. Many varieties of mutant crops cultivated on tens of thousands of hectares enhance income … Continue reading

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Challenges to India’s nuclear power programme

India has set up a modest nuclear power programme. Its  first nuclear power project  consisted of two Boiling Water Reactors (BWR) at Tarapur. These were turn key projects from GE USA . India is presently facing various challenges to its … Continue reading

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Some fresh fruit consumption lowers risk of Type II diabetis

The August 31, 2013 issue of the British Medical journal published a paper titled “Fruit consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three prospective longitudinal cohort studies”, It can be accessed at: http://www.bmj.com/highwire/filestream/659512/field_highwire_article_pdf/0/bmj.f5001 Participants included 66105 women from … Continue reading

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