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Diesel confuses bees

[DTE] HONEYBEES play a crucial role in pollination, which lies at the crux of fruit formation and seed setting in plants. Unfortunately, anthropogenic activities are increasingly threatening their survival. Tracey Newman and her colleagues from the Institute for Life Sciences, University of Southampton, UK, have reported that diesel exhausts interfere with the

Mars Mission: Marking out our space on the final frontier

In the press conference that followed soon after the Mars orbiter launch, a foreign journalist asked what has now become a routine question: why should India send a mission to Mars when millions are in poverty? Isro chairman K Radhakrishnan told him about the benefits of the space programme, but the journalist persevered. Benefits

Relevant News / Current Affair for UPSC CIvil Service Exam 6-11-2013

Five-day mission to satellite-track Amur Falcons in Nagaland Two scientists from Hungary reached Nagaland on Sunday to satellite-tag Amur Falcons there — the first time that such a project is being undertaken in the country. The five-day mission, began on Tuesday and ending on Saturday, is taking place in collaboration