Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicResearch in India

Topic: Research in India

IISc Bangalore’s entry in QS World Rankings isn’t a surprise. It was just a matter of time

It speaks of IISc Bangalore's global repute and eminent scholars that it was ranked above famed global institutes like Princeton and Harvard universities in terms of research.

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.

Six ‘young’ Indian institutes ranked among world’s top 50 for research

Homi Bhabha National Institute, ranked 16th globally, is the top-ranked Indian institution on the list, which also features five IISERs.

On Camera

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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