Thursday, 18 August, 2022


World’s first-ever malaria vaccine has just been rolled out in Africa

The vaccine — RTS,S or Mosquirix — offers partial protection against the deadly parasitic disease that killed 4.35 lakh people in 2017.

First ever quake detected on Mars by NASA’s InSight lander

The detection of the quake has come in the form of a rumbling from inside the silent planet.

Meet Gagandeep Kang, Shimla scientist who’s helping save lives of thousands of Indian kids

Gagandeep Kang, the first Indian woman scientist to join London's Royal Society, says there isn’t enough investment in research in India to match international standards.

People with depression use language differently – here’s how to spot it

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full picture.

Scientists are in a race to save the humble banana from extinction

This crisis is a warning that we are growing our food in an unsustainable way, and we need to look at more radical changes for a permanent solution.

Do not give up, says Gagandeep Kang, India’s first woman scientist to join Royal Society

There are also 5 Indian-origin scientists on list of Fellows & Foreign Members of The royal Society, London, the oldest scientific academy in the world.

Modi govt schemes on LPG, power could save India 2.7 lakh lives each year: IIT study

Led by IIT-Delhi researchers, the study dwells on the impact of government schemes such as Ujjwala on curbing outdoor pollution.

Scientists detect the first-ever molecule of the universe

HeH+ was the first molecular bond to ever exist in the universe, taking shape around 300,000 years after the Big Bang.

New wave of satellites could pinpoint greenhouse gas offenders

More than a dozen govts & firms are planning to launch satellites that measure concentrations of heat-trapping gases such as methane.

American scientists were able to ‘revive’ brains of dead pigs

Though cellular activity was restored in the brains, scientists are ‘still not close to actually awakening the dead brains’.

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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans celebrate the 75th Independence Day on the banks of Pangong Tso in Leh | Representational image | ANI photo

Don’t give ITBP lead role at LAC, it will weaken local command. MHA-MoD turf war is hurting

Army has maintained control of the LAC since 1962. The ITBP, formed in 1962 to guard the Tibet border, has been at the frontline but under Delhi's remote command.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.