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Silver Jubilee Symposium:National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 22nd November, 2014
22/11/2014

India has one of the highest levels of malnutrition in the world. To address this, the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) today, announced that it would take up the Zero Hunger challenge and recommend to the Ministry of Agriculture to push for an International Year of Underutilized Crops.

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“Soulfull” brand of millet-based nutri products launch on 21st November, 2014
21/11/2014

Ragi’, all along considered to be a poor man’s diet, has now been given the flavor and soul so that anybody can enjoy this highly nutritious cereal in a way they wish to consume it.

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First N.Ramachandran Foundation Award for N.Ram
21/11/2014

Former Editor- in-Chief of The Hindu ,Chairman of Kasthuri &Sons, Publisher of The Hindu and MSSRF Trustee, N. Ram has been selected for the first N.Ramachandran Foundation Award. The Award is instituted in memory of N.Ramachandran, Doyen of Malayalam Journalism who passed away earlier this year.

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Best Extension Professional Award for MSSRF Scientist
10/11/2014

Dr.Smitha K.P, Senior Scientist, Community Agrobiodiversity Centre, MSSRF has been conferred with the prestigious best Extension Professional Award 2014 by the Society of Extension Education, Agra and ICAR Research Complex, Meghalaya, for her contribution in building knowledge capacity of resource poor farmers in Kerala. Dr. Smitha’s efforts were instrumental in improving the farm productivity and income of the poor farmers in Kerala especially in Wayanad district through a sustainable agricultural methods and practices.

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Fitzwilliam College conferred Honorary Fellowship on Prof. M S Swaminatthan
06/11/2014

Special Meeting of the Governing Body of Fitzwilliam College,University of Cambridge  on 15 October 2014, formally and unanimously elected Prof. M S Swaminathan into an Honorary Fellowship of the College with immediate effect.

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Prof. Swaminathan delivered special address during the 35th Annual Convocation at Anna university
06/11/2014

Indian agriculture has now assumed a legal responsibility, since the National Food Security Act 2013, commits itself to a legal access to food to a majority of our population. The right to food can be fulfilled only with home grown food, since international prices are very volatile- highlights from Prof. M S Swaminathan's speach during the 35th Annual convocation at Anna University

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Prof.M S Swaminathan speaks at the prestigious Annual Conference of Club of Rome
31/10/2014

Prof.M S Swaminathan speaks at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Indian National Association for the Club of Rome to be held at New Delhi from October 30-31,2014. The Conference will address the urgent need for coherence in policies and action to secure food for all.

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Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2014
27/10/2014

The Prime Minister has ignited the candle of cleanliness among Indians to make India clean. He has asked Indians to restore the culture of sanitation which Indians had during Harappa civilization. We should join hands with the Prime Minister with all the might and resources, one has to make India clean and free from defecation in the open. Be civilized, be cultured, be clean, make India clean and standout in the row of civilized, cultured and clean nations”, observed Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, while receiving the Mother Teresa Award 2014 from Dr.M.S. Swaminathan at a function organized by Indian Development Foundation at MSSR Foundation, Taramani, Chennai on 27th of October 2014.

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KIIT University honors Prof. M S Swaminathan
27/10/2014

Kalinga Institution of Technology (KIIT) Odisha conferred Prof. M S Swaminathan with a Degree of Doctor of Science for his contribution towards helping farmers and tribal’s in the remote villages of India and development of sustainable agriculture through his scientific research.

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University of Minnesota honour’s Professor M S Swaminathan with a Doctorate
23/10/2014

Professor M S Swaminathan has been honoured by the University of MInnesota with Doctor of Siceince award for his work in developing new varieties of wheat and rice and working hand in hand with farmers.

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Heading to Rural India to create a change
15/10/2014

Turning his back on a lucrative career and a vibrant life in the cities, Chennai-born Anirudh Prasadh has no hesitation in speaking about the changes he wants to make in rural India within the next one year and his dream to be that change agent.

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MSSRF hails Mangalyaan: Professor M S Swaminathan congratulates ISRO
25/09/2014

"Every Indian has grown one inch taller as a result of the success of Mangalyaan," says Professor M S Swaminathan, Founder Chairman MSSRF. In a letter today to Dr K Radhakrishnan, Chairman ISRO. Professor Swaminathan writes, "I recall that when some years ago you brought a letter to me about the Moon Mission and I enthusiastically supported since I was convinced that we have enormous untapped scientific and technological capacity in our country, particularly in the field of space science and application.  I also recall that in 1968 with the help of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, we launched the first remote sensing study to understand the spread of the root wilt disease in Kerala.  From that time to Mangalayaan, we have had a great leap forward in our national capacity. This is due to the dedication and competence of scientists like you and all other colleagues. I congratulate you all and wish you continued success in keeping the flag of India on the forefront of space exploration."

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