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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...

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...

Prof Swaminathan congratulates Mr Rishi Sunak, UK Finance Minister

February 14, 2020: MSSRF Founder Prof M S Swaminathan today congratulated Mr Rishi Sunak on his appointment as Finance Minister of UK. In a letter to Infosys Co-Founder Mr Narayana Murthy, he wrote...

Protected Agriculture Zone in Tamil Nadu – an important step: Prof M S Swaminathan

February 10, 2020: The Government of Tamil Nadu has decided to designate a few selected areas as Protected Agricultural Zone. Over twenty years ago I had suggested that as in the case of SEZ (Special...

Happy that there is a detailed plan and allocation for agriculture and rural development: Prof M S Swaminathan on Union Budget 2020

Chennai, February 1, 2020: I am very happy that there is detailed plan for agriculture and rural development; not just in words but also comprehensively on what can be done, as well as in terms of...