Science & Tech

Remove China Apps: Swadeshi tool to find and uninstall Chinese apps goes viral, races to 1 million downloads within two weeks #BoycottChineseProducts

Jaipur-based app developers One Touch AppLabs launched the application two weeks ago. The app enables the users to detect the Chinese apps on their phone and help them uninstall those apps. ..

S&T based innovative solutions by common people participating in NIF’s Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3) ready to make a difference

NIF is providing incubation and mentoring support for further dissemination to the generator of the ideas. A foot-operated device for hand sanitization and washing and an innovative sprayer for sanitization are the two recently supported innovations under the campaign...

Technology must be used for upliftment of society: Former ISRO chief Dr G Madhavan Nair

Speaking on the occasion national convenor of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and prominent Chartered Accountant, R Sundaram said that India has turned the Covid pandemic into an opportunity ..

India is poised to reboot the economy through Science & Technology: Dr Harsh Vardhan

“Indian government, academia, scientists, start-ups, entrepreneurs and industry have been working relentlessly to find solutions to combat this pandemic. We must appreciate the efforts of our scientists, our entrepreneurs and our institutions working to find quick and deployable solutions for COVID-19. New discoveries, industry partnerships, and enhanced research initiatives have thus been rapidly developed and adopted”, said the minister...

New project to develop human monoclonal antibodies for neutralising Coronavirus

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), through its New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) program, has approved a project towards the development of human monoclonal antibodies (hmAbs) that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in patients..

Tata Sons to Scale-up Covid-19 Testing Kit ‘Feluda’

The main advantages of Feluda are its affordability, relative ease of use and non-dependency on expensive Q-PCR machines.“Innovative ‘Feluda’ test uses cutting-edge Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) technology for detection of genomic sequence of novel coronavirus..

IIT Delhi start-up launches ‘Reusable Antimicrobial Mask’

An IIT Delhi start-up "Nanosafe Solutions" has launched an antimicrobial and washable face mask "NSafe", which is reusable up to 50 launderings, thus greatly cutting down the cost of use..

Essential oil-based vapouriser can help in alleviating respiratory distress

Essential oils like Mentha, Rosemary, and Basil have been used to develop the formulation. The product is safe and can be used in a diffuser (any type) at home, office, hospital, etc. ..

India’s R&D expenditure & scientific publications on the rise; India is placed 3rd among countries in scientific publication

India’s gross expenditure in R&D has tripled between 2008 & 2018 driven mainly by Govt sector and scientific publications have risen placing the country internationally among the top few. This is as per the R&D Statistics and Indicators 2019-20 based on the national S&T survey 2018 brought out by the National Science and Technology Management Information (NSTMIS), Department of Science and Technology (DST)...

India to be self-reliant in RT-PCR and Antibody test kits by the end of next month: Dr Harsh Vardhan

nion Minister of Science & Technology, Health & Family Welfare and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, here today reviewed, through video-conferencing, the various initiatives undertaken by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and its Autonomous Institutes and its Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) – BIRAC and BIBCOL, to tackle the current COVID-19 crisis especially with respect to progress made in indigenous development of vaccine, Rapid Test and RT-PCR diagnostic Kits..

Bharatiya Acharyas and Epidemics in China: Historical perspective on Control and Cure

Chinese historical chronicles acknowledge that Indian sciences and scientists were successful in controlling contagious diseases and epidemics. Great Indian acharyas were famous for their curing skills and they also translated medical texts and prescriptions from Sanskrit into Chinese. ..

HCARD, a robot, to assist frontline COVID-19 healthcare warriors

The robotic device HCARD, in short for Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device, can help frontline healthcare workers in maintaining physical distance from those infected by coronavirus...

Innovations by Indians during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Innovations by Indians during the COVID-19 Pandemic ..

Another CSIR lab to start genome sequencing of novel coronavirus

After the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and the Institute of Genomic and Integrated Biology (IGIB), one more institute of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has started whole-genome sequencing of novel coronavirus. Chandigarh-based Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech) has taken up the task of large-scale genome sequencing of the virus..

‘Zoom a real danger’: Union Home Minister warns citizens against using the video conference service

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has warned the Zoom app users that the video-conferencing application is not safe for usage. ..

Indian researchers to develop a new kit to detect COVID-19 infection

Researchers at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram are in the final stages of developing a kit that promises to help detect SARS CoVID-19 infection as early as four days post-infection of the virus. ..

Indian researchers to work for COVID-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to all the scientific community from India to work together and come up with some solution for this problem..

NIPER-Guwahati designs innovative 3D products to fight COVID-19

Researchers at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research- Guwahati (NIPER-G) have comeout with two products that promise to be of great help in the fight against the current pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 infection in the world...

India to explore novel blood plasma therapy for COVID-19

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) an Institution of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology has obtained a go-ahead for taking a bold step to provide innovative treatment to patients suffering from COVID-19 disease..

SCTIMST scientists develop disinfection gateway & facemask disposal bin to fight COVID-19

Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST asserts, "Disinfection of people, garments, surfaces and used disposable protective gears are vital to break the chain of transmission”..

NCL-supported start-up innovations join the fight against COVID-19

Two innovative technologies developed by the start-ups supported by the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, stand out and can be of great help in this fight against coronavirus. One is the Digital InfraRed (IR) thermometer and the other is the Oxygen Enrichment Unit (OEU)..

Indian researchers start working on novel coronavirus genome sequencing

“This will help us to understand the evolution of the virus, how dynamic is it and how fast it imitates. This study will help us to know how fast it evolves and what are the future aspects of it” said Dr Rakesh Mishra, Director, CCMB while speaking with India Science Wire..

Nation’s Science & Tech institutions raise their game against COVID-19! India’s prestigious S&T agencies and their efforts to combat Coronavirus pandemic

India’s prestigious S&T agencies and its efforts to combat Coronavirus pandemic..

IIT Kanpur researchers to design a cost-effective virucidal coating of surgical masks for preventive measures against COVID-19

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body under Department of Science and Technology, is supporting a research by a team of scientists from IIT Kanpur for developing a protective coating that would greatly help in making medicated masks and medical wear (PPE) for fighting COVID-19...

DRDO develops sanitisation enclosures and face shields to save primarily healthcare professionals from COVID-19

In the ongoing efforts against COVID-19 pandemic, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been using scientific endeavours to develop products in an accelerated manner. The DRDO laboratories are working with industry partners for volume production..

IMTECH takes up sample testing for Covid-19

Covid-19 has posed several challenges to the healthcare sector. The limited number of test kits for Covid-19 is one such challenge..

Made in India COVID19 test kit by Pune firm with much shorter turn around time approved by NIV

Apart from approval for new manufacturers of COVID19 test kits, the government has also allowed 12 laboratory chains with 15,000 collection centers all over the country to carry out the necessary tests...

Union Government announces 11 chairs in the name of eminent women in various fields of Science & Technology

On the occasion of National Science Day, Government has announced 11 chairs in the name of eminent Indian women scientists in various fields to inspire, encourage, empower women and give due recognition to young women researchers excelling in various fields...

Prof K S Manilal: India’s hitherto unrecognised botanist bestowed with Padma Shri

Prof Manilal was honoured with Netherland’s highest civilian order, the Order of Orange-Nassau, in 2012, for his outstanding contributions to Botany and Taxonomy..

NDA Government introduces new programmes to enhance procurement from SC/ST entrepreneurs

Government of India, through its public sector units (PSUs) intends to procure more from entrepreneurs in the SC/ST communities..

Data as the New Treasure and its Future

The Indian Republic completing 70 years of glorious existence can have a defining mission- to be a secure user as well as secure others around and data can be oil as well as water..

Securing India’s Sovereignty

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal that unfolded in gory detail last year, it has become mandatory to enact laws to protect India’s sovereignty through effective legal framework against cyber terrorism and other fulminations..

India’s Hidden Treasure

As per a German survey, the tentative worth of an individual’s data is 140 euro. On this basis and considering other local aspects, our research predicts the worth of India’s data is $2..

Prevent Cyber Bullying

In this digital era, children are growing up with technology at their fingertips. Thus, different types of cyber bullying have become a household occurrence...

Vice President asks scientists to find long-term solutions to farmers’ problems

VP Venkaiah Naidu delivered the valedictory address at the 107th Indian Science Congress and also presented the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Awards, Young Scientist Awards and Best Poster Awards in Bengaluru...

Prime Minister inaugurates the 107th Indian Science Congress

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC) today at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru..

Increasing Indian footprint the ISRO way - ISRO has launched 300 satellites from 26 countries earning Rs.1245 crores in 5 years

Increasing Indian footprint the ISRO way - ISRO has launched 300 satellites from 26 countries earning Rs.1245 crores in 5 years..

Chennai engineer Shanmuga Subramanian locates impact location of Vikram lander in NASA images; NASA confirms it and credits him for the discovery

Chennai engineer Shanmuga Subramanian locates impact location of Vikram lander in NASA images; NASA confirms it and credits him for the discovery..

ISRO to launch Cartosat-3 and other 13 commercial satellites in 27 minutes on November 27

ISRO to launch Cartosat-3 and other 13 commercial satellites in 27 minutes on November 27..

“India International Science Festival an opportunity to bridge the gap and bring science near to the people, particularly children,” says Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

The Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that a platform like India International Science Festival (IISF) is an opportunity to bridge the gap and bringing science and technology near to the public for wider awareness..

“Chandrayan 2 was a successful mission, generated curiosity about science among the youth”: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates fifth India International Science Festival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Fifth India International Science Festival, being held in Kolkata, today. He addressed the gathering through video conference..

India launches “Green Crackers” in its bid to curb air pollution

Green logo and QR coding system also launched to track manufacture & sale of counterfeit crackers..

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Nature’s secret treasure trove discovered in the pond of the world’s richest temple

The blue-green algae is a non-toxic species of cyanobacteria with a wide array of uses in the natural and commercial world..

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2: Inspirational and characteristic of science in collective action

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2: Inspirational and characteristic of science in collective action..

"Chandrayaan-2 a highly complex mission which has achieved 90 to 95% of the mission objectives" says ISRO's latest update, as the world congratulates its achievements

"Chandrayaan-2 a highly complex mission which has achieved 90 to 95% of the mission objectives" says ISRO's latest update, as the world congratulates its achievements..



India’s ambitious lunar mission lifts off from Sriharikota centre: #GSLVMkIII-M1 successfully injects #Chandrayaan2 into Earth Orbit

GSLV MK-III has successfully injected Chandrayaan 2 into the orbit, the lander will descend on the moon by September 7..

Indian scientists develop database of everyday chemicals harmful to human health

Indian scientists develop database of everyday chemicals harmful to human health..

Human Atlas: An Initiative for holistic understanding of human biology

A new human atlas initiative has been launched to create a unified database of molecular network of all the tissues in the human body and to derive a holistic picture of working of the human body..

Here is how millets can make India’s food basket climate-resilient

A new study has found that while almost all grain crops are sensitive to these changes, adding more coarse grains or millets in crop production mix may help make food supply withstand vagaries of climate change..

Indian astronomers find evidence of supernova remnants

Team of Indian astronomers has found evidence of a supernova explosion, in the form of a high velocity jet of atomic hydrogen, in a star-forming region called G351.7–1.2. The team consisted of scientists from IIST Thiruvananthapuram, IISc Bengaluru and NCRA Pune...

AstroSat peers into the heart of Jellyfish galaxy: India’s space observatory provides insight into processes at work in the heart of jellyfish galaxy JO201

AstroSat is India’s first multi-wavelength observatory launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in September 2015..

New medicinal plants found in Manipur

The research team interviewed 27 healers who are recognized in the tribe. They collected details of medicinal plants used as well as the technique of medicine preparation. Subsequently, a specific survey was carried out to collect plant specimens for identification and documentation...

Study disproves Stephen Hawking, shows tiny black holes may not account for Dark Matter

An international research team including Dr Surhud More and Dr Anupreeta More from Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune has ruled out the possibility of primordial black holes being a major constituent of Dark matter. This finding disproves a theoretical claim of Prof Stephen Hawking..

Evidence of pre-modern iron technology found in Nagaland

The researchers studied various chemical properties and compositions, quality and quantity of mineral iron content and other oxides to grasp the use of early iron technology in Nagaland..

ISRO's PSLV-C45 places EMISAT, 28 foreign satellites in orbits

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C45) on Monday successfully launched EMISAT and 28 international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR in Sriharikota..

Records of historical supernova found in Karnataka

The inscription describes sage Charukeerthi Bhattacharya, who was instrumental in the installation of the statue as “like a nishapathi in the Ksheerambudhi..

Palm fossils suggest Tibet had high mountains and deep valleys

By Dinesh C SharmaTwitter handle: @dineshcsharmaNew Delhi, March 15 (India Science Wire): Tibetan plateau is believed to have been formed due to the collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates 50 million years ago. But a new study has now suggested that Tibet may not have been a plateau all the time and perhaps had high mountains and deep valleys – topography and climate good enough for subtropical plants to grow.  Palm fossil (Photo : Tao Su)  The conclusion is based on ..

Local communities play key role in conservation of snow leopards: Study

Involving local communities and protecting their livelihoods may be a better strategy for conservation of snow leopards, a new study has found..

National Science Day: Remembering unsung student of C V Raman – Sukumar Chandra Sirkar

Few people know about C V Raman’s research associates and students who were witness to the discovery and subsequently worked on various aspects of it. Sukumar Chandra Sirkar (1898- 1983) is one such unsung student of Raman..

India Makes Progress on Gender Equality in Scientific Research

A new study indicates that the participation of Indian women in scientific publishing is growing in certain fields like mathematics, economics, obstetrics, gynaecology and dentistry..

Big Data may help get new clues to Alzheimer's

A group of Indian researchers has sought to apply Big Data analytics to hunt for early signatures of the Alzheimer’s..

Non-obese and lean Indians also prone to type 2 diabetes: Study

A recent study has found that while most diabetics in the West are also overweight and obese, in India nearly 20 to 30 percent suffering from diabetes are non-obese and even some are lean..

More fruits and veggies, less red meat: This is planet-friendly diet

If we want to live healthy and also keep the planet healthy, the only way is to align our diets with what is good for us as well as the planet, a new study published in medical journal The Lancet on Thursday has concluded..

Garbage dumps leading to shift in food habits of wild animals: Study

The study concludes that there should be segregation of waste generated from domestic and other activities at the source only in order to prevent harm to animal feeding on it and also to address the problem of ecological impact of non-biodegradable waste accumulation..

Rise in salinity threatens Gangetic River Dolphin habitats

A five-year study conducted in the Sundarbans region has found that raising water salinity level is threatening the habitat of Gangetic river dolphins..

DRDO develops quick response mobile facility for nuclear incidents

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a mobile facility to help provide immediate relief in case of any attack involving radioactive material..

#ISRO’s #Gaganyaan: Cabinet Approves Rs 10,000 Cr for Human Spaceflight Initiative

A human-rated GSLV Mk-III will be used to carry the orbital module; Two unmanned & one manned flight planned; 3-member crew will spend a minimum of 7 days in space..

Here is what Indian scientists achieved in 2018, beyond rocket launches and nuclear capable missiles

The year 2018 is ending with spectacular success of Indian scientists and technologists in space and defence sectors, with a series of high impact missions..

ISRO's ‘Angry Bird’ GSAT-7A placed in orbit, will boost Air Force's communication capabilities

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully placed in orbit a communications satellite GSAT-7A, also known as "Indian Angry Bird", this evening..