Nano-Urea Context: Nano urea, a fertilizer patented and sold by the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO), has been approved by the government for commercial use.   What is nano urea? Ramesh Raliya is credited as the inventor of nano urea and is currently a […]

Ancient Indian Literature – part 2

Ancient Indian Literature-Part 2   Ancient Scientific Books Sushruta Samhita written by Sushruta, is an ancient Sanskrit text on medicine and surgery. Charaka Samhita written by Charaka, is a compendium of theories of Ayurveda. Sushruta Samhita along with Charaka Samhita are considered as the foundational books of Ayurveda which have […]

Ancient Buddhist Literature part-1

Ancient Buddhist Literature   Suttapitaka which contains the main teaching or Dhamma of Buddha. This was written by Ananda. Vinaypitaka which contains the rules of conduct and discipline applicable to the monastic life of the monks and nuns in the sangha. This was written by Upali. Both Suttapitaka and Vinaypitaka were […]

‘SPARK’ Program

‘SPARK’ Program   Studentship Program for Ayurveda Research Ken (SPARK) has been created by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) to support the research efforts of Ayurveda (BAMS) students studying in recognised Ayurveda colleges.   Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for […]

Paddy cultivation sees decline

Paddy cultivation sees decline For Prelims   About Rice Rice is a Kharif Crop sown during June-July and harvested during September-October. It is believed that the indica variety of rice was first domesticated in the area covering the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas (i.e. north-eastern […]