Monday, September 28, 2020

Science & technology

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Lantana – ‘A Plant as a Pariah’ – Foreign Flora & Fauna fetter our...

Foreign Genetic Material - Insemination into India's flora and fauna Protests against the ban on Jallikattu rocked Tamil Nadu and surprised the nation. It also brought into focus, issues that the media and various stakeholders...
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Agni V Missile Test a success. India arranging Chess pieces. Not playing Chinese Checkers.

Agni V Missile Test a success India has successfully tested the Agni V yet again yesterday. This fourth test prepares the ground for the Indian defence forces to integrate the missile with its Strategic Forces...
Nalanda and Taxila beckon India's Universities

This IISc THE way! Nalanda and Takshashila beckon India’s modern Universities.

This IISc THE way! Nalanda and Takshashila beckon India's modern Universities. The Top Universities' list of  Times Higher Education (THE) validates the efforts put in by various stakeholders in Indian education. In the latest list, comprising 980...
Lurid. Doctors lured with junkets! 'Junk IT returns' warns Tax Tribunal

Lurid. Doctors lured with junket by Pharma! ‘Junk IT returns’, Tax Tribunal firm.

Lurid. Doctors lured with junket by Pharma!  'Junk IT returns', Tax Tribunal firm. 'Don't Liva it up!' is the message The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has given to Liva Healthcare and those of their ilk.  The...
Ascent of Man On the wrong scent

Ascent of Man. On the wrong scent?

Ascent of Man. On the wrong scent? A recent discovery of a fossil that is 3.7 million year old is questioning our understanding of evolution. Not evolution as a concept which is now almost universally accepted, barring some theological...
Valerous Valery Volunteers for a 'Ganesha'

Valerous Valery Volunteers; ready for a ‘Ganesha’!

Valerous Valery volunteers for an Head Transplant; ready for a 'Ganesha'! Russian geek and entrepreneur Valery Spiridonov has volunteered for a very novel procedure. For being the 'recipient' of the first head transplant surgery when it...
Drone Team to drill in discipline on accident prone road

Drone Team to drill in discipline

Drone Team to drill in discipline on accident prone highway. The authorities have decided to leverage technology to make the picturesque highway between Mumbai and Pune safer. Drones with cameras would be hovering overhead to monitor...
Nooks, Crannies and Octobots

Nook and Cranny, Hither and Thither. Octobots will slither

Nook and Cranny, Hither and Thither. Octobots will slither. Advances in technology are helping Octobots go where conventional robot have not gone before. The new palm-sized devices with exterior of silicone, without any hard material can...
Scorpedoed? Scor-pene-trated.

Scorpedoed?

Scorpedoed? The $ 3.45 Billion paid to DCNS for designing the Scorpene submarines specifically for India suddenly looks huger than at any time earlier. Many details of the submarine are available now in the public domain and...
The fungibility of fungi

Fungi way to Recycle?

Fungi way to Recycle? Researchers are finding remarkable ways to leverage properties of natural organisms like bacteria and fungi to solve problems before Man. Some could make a tongue-in-cheek remark that the latter three lettered...