Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: Research

Booster shot of Pfizer vaccine can cut mortality from Delta variant by 90%, says Israeli study

Data culled from 54-day study period involving 8 lakh participants aged over 50, some of whom had got the booster shot.

Male, 50-59 years old and science teacher — what you should be for best work-life balance 

Study based on responses from 3 Indian universities says men among all genders, old people among age groups, and science faculty members enjoy greater work-life balance.

Virtual reality could become a big part of attempts to stop domestic violence

The French government has just announced a trial using virtual reality to try to prevent domestic violence.

NCBS scientist to be ‘counselled for her authoritarian conduct’ after data fabrication probe

In October 2020, a team from NCBS published a paper in which experts noticed digital alteration of images. One researcher later accused senior Arati Ramesh of 'harassment'.

Who is your neighbour? What we are not seeing in Pew study on India

The missing heterogeneity of our neighbourhoods should be viewed as a cultural, emotional and intellectual loss — a kind of social poverty.

How to choose research topic, avoid plagiarism — new UGC document details good practices

Titled ‘Guidance document – Good academic research practices’, the UGC document also calls for setting up an office at each institution to ensure best practices.

Good science takes time. Finding a coronavirus miracle isn’t a job for social scientists

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of what social scientists do on a regular basis, and in time, it will matter whether they answered questions well.

The ideas and innovations IITs have come up with to help India fight coronavirus

Doctors, healthcare workers at the forefront of fight against coronavirus pandemic have complained about not having requisite gear and infrastructure to handle patient surge.

Johns Hopkins to Peking — Universities are at forefront of COVID-19 fight. But not in India

Look at the website of any top science and medicine college in India, and you won’t see coronavirus updates. DU wants students to wash hands, but taps run dry.

Researchers flag over 400 ‘dubious papers’ published in China in last 3 years

Researchers say these 'paper mills' provide everything — from fake experimental images to fake Gmail IDs for correspondence.

On Camera


Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.