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Congress on Piyush Goyal’s ‘blockbuster dialogue’, Owaisi on his maths & Swamy on JFK

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. | ANI Photos

Newton didn’t, Indian scriptures first mentioned ‘gravity’, says HRD minister

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ seeks more research in IITs & NITs on ancient knowledge, says India was ahead in all fields including science and technology.
A full moon night | Pexels

When Earth’s gravity meets a shrinking Moon, lunar quakes shake it up

Finding is significant as humans are looking to establish a base on the Moon by turn of the century. Information about tectonic activity will help decide locations for explorers to reach. 
astronaut

In zero gravity, this is how poorly your brain will function

Gravity remains at the top of the science agenda and how reduced gravity affects the astronauts’ health – especially their brains.

On Camera

A girl reading a book

Who goes online to study in Covid times? 12.5% homes of Indian students have internet access

Covid-19 has shut down schools and universities in India with online classes emerging as an option. But National Sample Survey data suggests online teaching is a non-starter for most.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.