Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Research

How cornea implant made from pig skin helped 20 people see again in trial held in India, Iran

The study was conducted by researchers from Sweden’s Linköping University. Details of the Phase 1 trial and its outcome published last week in scientific journal Nature Biotechnology.

Sunday is the unhappiest day of the week. But beating weekend anxiety has 3 simple steps

For many, by the time Sunday afternoon rolls around, a feeling of intense anxiety and dread sets in—often referred to as the 'Sunday scaries'.

India’s interdisciplinary R&D future is here—IIT Kanpur’s new medical school is the first step

Silos of excellence were important in the early years of Independent India, but not anymore. It's all about the interplay between disciplines now.

NEP has lofty goals to promote research culture. UGC undermining its basic tool—publishing

It's a fallacious argument that research in India is done only in standalone institutions and universities need only focus on teaching. Universities without research are as good as a dead duck.

Women’s help desks boost cops’ response to gender violence, finds study of Indian police stations

Sensitisation of both male & female officers is vital to addressing gender-based violence, says study by researchers from Oxford & Virginia universities, published in Science.

Ultimate ‘sting op’ — how Indian scientists imported wasps from Africa to tackle an alien pest

The parasitoids, which arrived in a shipment from Benin last August, have been released in parts of Tamil Nadu where the Cassava Mealybug caused massive damage to tapioca crops.

Each undergrad student will now have to intern for 8-10 weeks, UGC approves guidelines

Guidelines given for research internships, which are mandatory for graduation under NEP. Also required for students who want to exit with certificate or diploma after 1 or 2 years.

Squids can change colour to evade predators & scientists have spotted the farthest galaxy yet

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

‘More than half’ of Himachal Pradesh’s expenditure on tree planting wasteful, study finds

Researchers believe findings, published in journal World Development, could be springboard for similar assessments across India. Lead author is officer in state forest department.

Soot from research & tourist activity hastening snow melt in Antarctica, finds global study

According to the study, increased human activity is leading to black carbon pollution, contributing to snow melting, a concern as loss of Antarctic ice accelerates global heating.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.