Did you know a village called Thangachimadam in Ramanathapuram district produces the jasmine saplings that get planted in the malli-growing belt of the Madurai region?
#madurai #jasmine #jasmineflowers #tamilnadu
M.S. Swaminathan, an eminent agricultural scientist and a key architect of India’s ‘Green Revolution’ breathed his last in Chennai today.
He was born in Kumbakonam on August 7, 1925 to M.K. Sambasivan, a surgeon, and Parvati Thangammal. His keen interest in agricultural science coupled with his father’s participation in the freedom movement and Mahatma Gandhi’s influence inspired him to pursue higher studies in agriculture. Dr. Swaminathan worked closely with two Union Agriculture Ministers, C. Subramaniam (1964-67) and Jagjivan Ram (1967-70 & 1974-77) for the success of the ‘Green Revolution,’ a programme that paved the way for quantum jump in production of wheat and rice through adaptation of chemical-biological technology. He was a recipient of Padma Shri in 1967, the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 1971. He was also awarded ‘Padma Bhushan’. Tap the link in the bio for a collection of articles written by Swaminathan about food security and agricultural science, that appeared in the Opinion columns of The Hindu between 2009 and 2012.
📸 The Hindu Archives
#greenrevolution #swaminathan #agriculture #farming
The Hindu National Editor @suhasinihaidar looks at the diplomatic war that has broken out between India and Canada, as Canadian PM Justin Trudeau accused the Indian government of masterminding the killing of a Khalistani separatist leader Hardip Singh Nijjar.
#indiacanada #indiacanadarelations #hardipsinghnijjar #nijjar
Almost three decades after it was first introduced in the parliament, the Women’s Reservation Bill was unanimously passed by the Rajya Sabha on September 21, 2023. But did you know this landmark legislation shares a close relationship with Karnataka? Karnataka has one of the longest histories of political reservation policies in India.
#karnataka #womenreservationbill #politics #narishaktivandanadhiniyam
Returning to work after giving birth to a child is a difficult task but an increasing number of Indian athletes are smashing stereotypes by continuing to compete in big events. (From left to right) Meet Harika Dronavalli (Chess), Manpreet Kaur (Shot put), Dipika Pallikal (Squash), and Koneru Humpy(Chess), who are currently competing at the Hangzhou Asian Games in China.
#asiangames #hangzhou #athletes
With farmers and Kannada outfits divided over Bengaluru bandh, many organisations that had earlier supported the September 26 call have now withdrawn. Here are glimpses of Bengaluru this morning, where the bandh is expected to be partial at best. On September 21, the Supreme Court asked Karnataka to continue releasing 5,000 cubic feet per second (cusecs) of water from the Cauvery river to Tamil Nadu for 15 days, in line with decisions of the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee and the Cauvery Water Management Authority. This has evoked a strong reaction from certain sections of Karnataka, an upper riparian State. Head to thehindu.com for all the latest updates related to the issue.
📸 Sudhakara Jain, Murali Kumar K.
#bengaluru #bengalurubandh #cauvery #cauverywaterdispute #cauverywater
From Piyush Chawla to Mohsin Khan, Badruddin Siddiqui's factory has produced stellar cricketing talents. However, it was his second protege, Mohammed Shami, who captured Siddiqui’s heart.
@abhisheksainiii with Shami's origin story ▶️ https://bit.ly/48rAvPz (LINK IN BIO)
#TeamIndia | #CWC23 | #cricket | #IndianCricket | #MohammedShami | #Shami
Ahead of the MotoGP Bharat final racing fans were treated to acrobats when daredevils in wingsuits jumped off a helicopter 6000ft above the Buddh International Circuit and landed on the track.
#motogpbharat #motogp #racing @redbullindia
Cranes are, used for huge Lord Ganesha idols for immersion into the sea at Foreshore Estate, Pattinapakkam in Chennai. A total of 16,500 police personnel and 2,000 Home Guards helped in the immersion of 1,500 idols brought from Chennai, Avadi, and Tambaram.
📸 B.Jothi Ramalingam
#ganesha #ganeshchaturthi #ganesh #chennai
#THExplains | India recently reached out to Australia to procure monoclonal antibody doses to combat the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala. India is expecting 20 more doses soon, Indian Council of Medical Research head Dr. Rajiv Bahl said.
What is a monoclonal antibody?
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Indian shooters opened their account at the Asian Games by bagging the women's team silver medal in the 10m air rifle event. Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita Jindal and Ashi Chouksey bagged the women's team silver while Ramita also clinched an individual bronze in the 10m air rifle event. Meanwhile, Indian rowers powered their way to two silver (Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh) and a bronze medal, launching their campaign in the Asian Games on a rollicking note. The Indian men's coxed-eight team consisting of Neeraj, Nareskh Kalwaniya, Neetish Kumar, Charanjeet Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Puneet Kumar and Ashish won bronze medals.
📸 PTI, AFP
#asiangames #china #hangzhou
School children and other commuters take shelter at an underpass near the India Gate, as rains coupled with gusty winds lashed parts of Delhi giving relief to the residents from sultry weather. Several parts of the city, including east and south Delhi, Shahdara, northeast Delhi, witnessed rain after a cloudy day. The IMD has predicted a generally cloudy sky with light showers or drizzle during the day.
📸 Shashi Shekhar Kashyap
#rain #delhi #delhirains #newdelhi