Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicDepartment of Science and Technology

Topic: Department of Science and Technology

How Modi govt is helping scientists decode health benefits of yoga and meditation

Govt says it isn't trying to promote yoga or meditation but only encourage scientists to 'demystify these ancient practices'.

Next generation supercomputers still far from reality, says Nobel laureate Serge Haroche

A number of phenomena in quantum physics can be explained theoretically but not measured via experiments. Haroche says this proves to be one of the biggest challenges for quantum computing.

Govt plans gender audit in universities in push for women empowerment

According to a govt official, the audit will involve analysing the recruitment process, the infrastructure and gender ratio of the university.

India wants to build a computer 10,000x faster than today’s best, and beat China to it

Quantum technology is likely to make semiconductors obsolete, and India wants to win the race for its IT and security needs, as well as export revenues.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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