Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
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Topic: Earth

Indian Ocean once had world’s most continuously-active volcanic province, find scientists

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Ancient Moon’s magnetic field shielded Earth from solar radiation

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Indian-origin man walked Earth’s circumference without leaving neighbourhood in Ireland

70-year-old Vinod Bajaj, a retired business consultant from Ireland, claims to have walked a distance equal to the circumference of the Earth in less than 1,500 days.

Scientists create the world’s fastest camera that can record UV-range photons in real time

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Rogue planet with similar mass as Earth found floating in the Milky Way

Astronomers estimate that there could potentially be millions of such free-floating rogue planets in every galaxy.

Jurassic Park & scientists have it wrong, giant dino Spinosaurus was probably a river monster

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Jupiter-sized planet found orbiting a dead star — a first in space discoveries

Planet WD 1856b, located 80 light years from Earth, is thought to be about 14 times the mass of Jupiter and goes around the star every 34 hours.

Can bacteria ‘migrate’ to other planets & survive? What a Japanese space experiment found

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

NASA is tracking a dent that’s slowly widening in Earth’s magnetic field

The large dent or a weak spot, called the South Atlantic Anomaly, in magnetosphere extends from South America to Southwest Africa.

NASA discovers 240-year-old ‘newborn’ neutron star that’s twice the sun’s mass

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

On Camera

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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%.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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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