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Land reform

What is Land reform? Agro productivity is affected by two type of factors: INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS TECHNICAL FACTORS land tenure system size of land holdings land distribution climate, soil, rainfall farm mechanization farming techniques: use of hybrid seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, irrigation methods Reforms related to ^institutional factors are called land reforms. Let’s

Tendulkar bids adieu to domestic cricket in style

[HINDU SPORTS NEWS] PTI Mumbai’s Sachin Tendulkar plays a shot during the Ranji trophy match against Haryana in Rohtak on Tuesday. Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell game in domestic cricket ended in a manner befitting his iconic stature, as the retiring legend singlehandedly guided Mumbai to a four-wicket win over Haryana in

Wrestling with the rural economy

[HINDU] Kushti is located at the intersection of sports, politics and culture and is deeply embedded in the agrarian economy. If farming tanks, so does Maharashtra’s greatest spectator sport.You’d think it was the turnout for Sachin Tendulkar’s final test. Anyone might — seeing close to two lakh people showing up

Spying on allies is two-way street, says US intelligence chief

Nations spying on each other’s leaders is a two-way street and a long-time practice in the intelligence world, according to the U.S. intelligence chief. But a surveillance sweep on phone records overseas that has prompted an anti-American backlash was carried out by European governments, not the U.S., another intelligence official

Supreme Court turns down plea to ban PET bottles, packaging

Environmentalists say fresh studies suggest they may be harmful to health The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal against the decision of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had dismissed a public interest petition seeking ban on PET (thermoplastic polymer, polyethylene terephthalate) in packaging food, drugs and beverages. The petition

Rajan does a Subbarao, sacrifices growth to control inflation

[bs] Having won the battle (but not the war) against currency volatility, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan had two more targets in front of him-rising inflation and slowing growth. In the recently announced policy, he has chosen to train his guns at rising inflation. Rajan has continued fine tuning the economy

Lethal nanopowder , Can there ever be a life without mosquitoes?

Larvae of Culex mosquito (Photo: James Gathany, CDC) RESEARCHERS from Bengal Engineering and Science University in Howrah, West Bengal, claim to have found a cheap and effective way of controlling mosquito breeding: water-soluble carbon nanoparticles (wsCNPs). In a paper published online on September 12 in RSC Advances, the researchers showed

India to ask Reliance to give up 80 pct of D6 gas block

(Reuters) – India will ask Reliance Industries Ltd  to relinquish 80 percent of its east coast deepwater D6 gas block, including five discoveries, as the energy major has not adhered to timelines for developing the area, the oil secretary said. “We are waiting for the oil minister’s final order,” Vivek