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OPINION: Smart tech makes for smarter fishing in India

Smart phone technology is making fishing safer for climate change threatened communities in India Jayashree Balasubramanian is a senior communication professional and director at the M.S....

Consider taxing high fat, high sugar, and high salt products: Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Chennai, January 3, 2020: To encourage people towards a healthier diet, the Government should consider taxing high fat high sugar, and high salt products said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist,...

Partnerships for exciting new research in 2020!

  The year 2020 holds promise of exciting new research from diverse projects, both in India and across the world. Given below is a snapshot of some of these projects and what they have in...

Knowledge sharing from across the world

  Seminars and Events of MSSRF in 2019 As a research institution with open doors and windows, 2019 was a year of opportunity, listening to eminent academics across numerous knowledge-...

India is moving quickly from under-nutrition to obesity: Prof Pingali

Chennai Dec 23, 2019: Diets have changed with more money to spend on food, but is this for the better? No, say experts. “Growing income and urbanisation drive diet changes while supply has not kept...

Urban transport is about people, not cars

India has the highest number of traffic fatalities in the world; need policy push to change this: global expert Chennai Dec 20, 2019: A majority of the population in the urban cities of India are...

‘Foldscope’, in hand, Chennai’s Corporation school children look at science and climate change

Chennai, November 25, 2019: Over 60 boys and girls pored earnestly over the origami-type of assembly paper bits. After an intense session of instructions they emerged holding up jubilant ‘foldscopes...

Five-point action of Prof Swaminathan highlighted in Govt of India - Bill Gates event

November 21, 2019: The launch of a new initiative – Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) (the India Agriculture - Nutrition Fund) – highlighted the importance of agriculture for nutrition. The...

Farmers pledge to protect soil health on World Soil Day

A small group of farmers gathered solemnly in Kanniwadi in south Tamil Nadu, to take a pledge. The occasion – World Soil Day. As farmers, they knew only too well, the importance of soil for their...