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2013-05-24 23:15:21

The project addresses five pressing agricultural development challenges and the teams, comprising Southern Researchers and senior researchers from across the globe have produced policy research papers, policy briefs and documentaries, which showcase the ground realities of agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 The GDN project, Supporting Policy Research to Inform Agricultural Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, commissioned ten country research...

2013-02-13 23:02:23

Telematics Update: Leading international and local automakers and telematics players Tata Motors, Ford, Bosch, Harman, Mahindra Systems and Infosys will meet in Bangalore this April to create a blueprint to capitalise on the commercial vehicle and expanding consumer segment at the Telematics & India South Asia Conference & Exhibition (17-18 April, Bangalore). Bangalore, India (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 Telematics Update´s research has uncovered that the remarkable growth...


Latest South Asia Reference Libraries

Lesser Asiatic Yellow Bat, Scotophilus kuhlii
2013-06-18 12:09:59

The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat that can be found in many areas including Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines. It prefers a habitat in primary and secondary forests, both in urban and rural areas of its range. It can be found roosting in many areas including roofs, crevices, temples, and dry tree leaves. It leaves the roost early to consume a main diet of dipterans and hymenopterans and gives birth to one...

Rufous Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus rouxii
2012-09-03 06:58:22

The rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus rouxii) can be found in China, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, and Vietnam. Although it occurs in all of these regions, most of its population occurs in South Asia. It can be found roosting in hollow trees or caves and prefers a habitat within evergreen forests. It often inhabits temples or old buildings in South Asia. In South Asia, the rufous horseshoe bat is threatened by cave disturbances caused by tourists, as well as habitat loss caused by...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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