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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.
Sir Isaac Newton | Wikimedia Commons

Want to know if a non-violent political movement will succeed or not? Use Newton’s formula

Harvard University & Brunel University researchers say Isaac Newton’s momentum formula can help those involved in non-violent movements assess their power.

A glimpse of starlight in 1919 gave hope for science

The 1919 eclipse generated worldwide headlines and served as a symbol of reconciliation – a demonstration of science transcending nationalism.
PM Modi with other guests during the Indian Science Congress in Jalandhar

Indian Science Congress vows to get its science speakers right after Kauravas & Newton row

Organisers of the science congress have expressed 'shock' at comments like Einstein and Newton didn't understand physics, or Kauravas were test tube babies.

On Camera

A house marked in Delhi during coronavirus pandemic | Twitter

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

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Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.