Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicIndian Science

Topic: Indian Science

High costs, pressure on students — why govt scrapped entrance test for KVPY science fellowship

With DST's decision to merge KVPY with INSPIRE, aspirants focussing on research and natural sciences right from school will now have to compete with those focussing on engineering & medical sciences.

‘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.

On Camera

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The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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