Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: researchers

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.

India gets 1st preprint server back — ‘IndiaRxiv’ aims to be one-stop shop for domestic research

IndiaRxiv set up by Open Access India, advocacy group founded by Sridhar Gutam of Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, to make scientific findings freely available.

Arthritis drug reduces mortality by 30% in critical Covid-19 patients, US study finds

The study used data from over 4,000 patients admitted to ICUs at 68 sites across the US, and found that early administration of tocilizumab greatly helped the critically ill.

Patients recovered from Covid could have side-effects like Sepsis survivors, say US researchers

Researchers say Covid patients who have recovered are likely to face similar challenges as sepsis survivors because the acute manifestations of severe Covid are similar to sepsis.

JSTOR’s paywall is still alive, but it’s trying to score brownie points during a pandemic

To show solidarity during the coronavirus crisis, JSTOR has announced free access to over 6,000 books and 150 journals. Great news, right? Except it’s not.

What is ‘lota’ doing in PhDs? Why UGC is worried about Indian research

The enrolment in PhDs jumped 50% between 2011 and 2017, leading UGC to invite proposals for a six-month study to assess the quality of theses in the past decade.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.