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New Year 2021 Message from Professor

  "I hope this year will bring more ecological security and human wellbeing. We need to demonstrate the advantage of cooperative work as has been done in the control of the COVID-19. I wish...

Loss of a great visionary: condoling President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee

  In the passing away of Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 31 August 2020, we have lost one of the greatest Indian visionaries and nation builders of our country. Shri Pranab Mukherjee devoted all his...

World Population Day: Prof M S Swaminathan

  July 11, 2020: French Philosopher Marquis De Condorcet (1795) said “Population will stabilise itself, if children are born for happiness and not for mere existence”. This contemporary of...

Soil Scientist Prof Rattan Lal is 50th World Food Prize Laureate

  June 2020: The World Food Prize Foundation announced that Prof Rattan Lal, renowned soil scientist was the 50th World Food Prize laureate. The announcement recognized Prof Lal “for...

International Day for Biological Diversity 2020: Prof M S Swaminathan

May 22 2020 was the International Day for Biological Diversity. On this occasion Prof M S Swaminathan, Founder MSSRF issued a special statement as follows: "Biodiversity Day reminds us that...

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International Day of Happiness: Prof M S Swaminathan

March 20, 2020: Credit should go to the former King of Bhutan for emphasizing that the whole concept of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) should be converted into Gross National Happiness (GNH). Happiness...

Saluting optimism: Special Padma awardees Mr Manohar Devadoss, Mr S Ramakrishnan felicitated

Chennai, March 16, 2020: Two inspirational personalities, with several achievements while overcoming disabilities, were felicitated at a special event today. Mr Manohar Devadoss and Mr S Ramakrishnan...

Break stereotypes for gender equality and neutrality: Prof Nitya Rao

Chennai, March 09, 2020: Be it man or a woman, breaking stereotypes on both sides is important to achieve gender equality said Dr Nitya Rao, Professor, Gender and Development, University of Anglia....

Consider research investments at par with national security say leading scientists

Chennai, March 6, 2020: A panel of eminent scientists today, emphasized on increased focus and investments in scientific research in the country. They were speaking at an event on ‘150 years of...