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The Covid­-19 Pandemic and Indian Agriculture: A Note

The world is sliding rapidly towards a recession. The Covid­-19 pandemic will shut down large parts of the world economy for at least a few months more. IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva...

India’s coronavirus lockdown will hit women and migrant workers hardest

In Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, I woke up to an eerie silence yesterday. The night before, India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced a 21-day national lockdown would start at...

Supporting efforts to combat the coronavirus

The response to CoViD-19 by MSSRF has been at different levels keeping in mind our mission as a scientific research for development institution that works with marginalized communities. - Across...

Shift to upscaling food rationing now

Expanded rations will not only bring relief in this pandemic but also help sustain a nourished and healthy population - Dr Madhura Swaminathan, Chairperson, MSSRF Two days ago, the Finance...

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...

Leading scientists to speak at Nature-MSSRF event on March 6

Nature, the international journal of science, turned 150 in November 2019. As part of the global celebrations, the Nature Research Group along with the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, devoted to...

Science Day – Jai Vigyan: Prof M S Swaminathan

Feb 28, 2020: Many years ago, Jawaharlal Nehru mentioned that the future belongs to science and to those who make friendship with science. Science Day provides an opportunity for us to look back...