Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicIndian Science

Topic: Indian Science

‘Citizen science’ can help India boost scientific understanding, curb WhatsApp pseudo-science

Citizen science has become a powerful tool assisting Covid pandemic response. With our demographic & penetration of technology, India has vast potential for it.

Biggest long term challenge for science is to attract & retain quality youngsters, says Modi

Speaking at India International Science Festival 2020, PM Modi said the govt's efforts are aimed at making India the most trustworthy centre for scientific learning.

Here’s how India can become a global bio-medical hub post Covid-19: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Indian start-ups are thinking creatively and using cutting-edge technology. But many of them are stuck at the stage of taking ‘ideas’ to ‘proof of concept’.

Why coronavirus has triggered a controversy over 2017 study on bats in Nagaland

Researchers involved in the study claim the study is in no way connected to the coronavirus, which has killed around 500 people in China.

Resilient new microbe named after Modi govt secretary who’s easing research for Indians

The single-cell organism has been named Natrialba Swarupiae after Renu Swarup, who was appointed secretary in the Department of Biotechnology in 2018.

Meet Bala Iyer, theoretical physicist leading advanced gravitational-wave project for India

Bala Iyer, among the project leads for LIGO-India, says India could be a world leader in astrophysics 20 years from now.

ISRO Chandrayaan-2 mission: Limited to symbolic national pride or is there a scientific gain?

India is all set to launch its second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, Monday.

Modi’s space dream: India still doesn’t know the difference between tech & science

We celebrate ‘scientific achievement’ and wrap engineering & technology in the Tricolour. But truth is Indian science is in a sorry state.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.