Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
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Topic: STEM

How IIT-Delhi start-ups are helping draw visually impaired students into science

While one start-up focuses on tactile graphics, the other looks to augment graphics with audio. 

How do we really feel about women leaders?

The right to leadership is a key factor in the journey to true equality between women and men.

America’s need for skilled immigrants won’t go away

Skilled immigrants pay for elderly Americans’ retirement & health care, maintenance of roads, sewers, electrical grids, police & firefighters.

Why we need both science and humanities for a 4th industrial revolution education system

Society's growing focus on STEM has created a mindset that undervalues core humanities, a field that might help us become the best stewards of technology.

BBC story on ISRO top engineer focuses more on her cooking than her scientific work

Contrasting women’s professional achievements with their roles in the kitchen reinforces the caretaker stereotype.

India needs Muslim neuroscientists and Dalit Fields medalists among its STEM researchers

A country that does not leverage the genius of half a billion of its own people is unlikely to go very far.

12% rise in Indian students studying in US; science-tech still most preferred course

Indian students going to the US has doubled over the last decade but those coming from US to India fall by 5% in 2016, says a global report.

On Camera

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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