Science & Tech

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..

India successfully test fires indigenously developed 5000-km-range nuclear capable ballistic Missile Agni 5

Today, December 10, India successfully test fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable long-range missile Agni V from a canister on a road-mobile launcher at the Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha..

Boost to India's Internet Connectivity: ISRO’s 'Big Bird' GSAT-11 launched successfully

The GSAT-11, a game changer for providing internet access and data communications for India, will aid the digital India program, and help in giving internet connectivity in flights in India..

New analysis says Puga has highest geothermal potential

Several locations in India are known to have potential for production of geothermal energy. A new analysis of available data on all such sites has shown that Puga geothermal field in Ladakh could be a good site for further exploration..

#WorldAIDSDay: First time in India, Bravo HIV-Self-Test kit for Early Detection of HIV

Bravo HIV-Self-Test detects both viral antibodies that the immune system starts to produce when a person has been infected with HIV as well as HIV viral antigen..

I am Jagdish Chandra Basu, I want to tell you the story of 'The Lady with the Lamp'

Today, November 30 marks the 160th birth anniversary of Jagdish Chandra Basu, and on this day he 'tells' the story of Sister Nivedita who influenced and inspired the great Indian scientist ..

PSLV-C43 successfully launches earth observation satellite HysIS and 30 foreign satellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) successfully launched 31 satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) today in Sriharikota..

AstroSat unravels how hot stars evolve in Globular Clusters in the Milky Way

AstroSat is India's first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in 2015..

Mobile Obsession: What’s Up! Making of a Disorder

Nomophobia is a proposed name for the phobia of being out of cellular phone contact. The growing dependence on mobile phones is making most of us nomophobic, and recently published WHO Report has identified it as a ‘disorder’..

Indian scientists make surprise discovery: Nanosheets can be chemical reagents too

Experimenting with extremely tiny materials – a millionth of a human hair – is allowing scientists to create new materials and think of innovative applications for them..

ISRO successfully launches India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-29 from Sriharikota: Prime Minister congratulates scientists

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday successfully launched the country’s heaviest rocket GSLV-MkIII-D2 carrying communication satellite GSAT-29 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh..

Pune scientists tweak anti-cancer drug to make it more effective

A group of Indian researchers have now redesigned a drug to get new chemicals which themselves may be potential anti-cancer and anti-bacterial drugs..

Use your phone camera for real-time pollution check

The app has been developed by a team from the Delhi-based Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Engineering. “It is a real-time air quality analytics application..

CSIR labs develop ‘green’ crackers

Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan today announced development of a set of new firecrackers that promise to be less polluting without compromising on the sound or light effect..

Behrupiyas who Transmitted Knowledge Traditions

The impressionists known as Behrupiyas were more than artists in the past. They assisted in circulating, transmitting and publicising the various knowledge forms in the popular domain of Samaj, the people. The vibrant tradition of Ramlila can also be seen as an extension of this practice which continues even today. Taking a cue from the National Behrupiya Festival (IGNCA, New Delhi), Organiser brings forth a collage of this age-old Lok Parampara (tradition) and its various implications while celebrating ..

Here is why improved forecasts are not helping prevent floods and droughts

Here is why improved forecasts are not helping prevent floods and droughts..

Our Advanced Naval Science

From Harappa to Mauryas, Pandayas, Cholas, Cheras and beyond, the excellence of maritime technology and naval sciences are thoroughly demonstrated..

Impetus to Indigeneity

First NDA Government under the leadership of Shri Vajpayee drafted a great plan to promote indigenous industrial research. However, successive Governments failed to make any headway..

Visualising Scientific Headway

Atal Behari Vajpayee was a great votary of science and society tie-up, he was keen to formulate the nomenclature of development by making strides in Science & Technology   A week after the Pokhran nuclear tests were carried out in May 1998, Bharat’s former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee improvised on the slogan given by Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1965, “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” by adding a crucial dimension of “Jai Vigyan” to it. Vajpayee always believed in ..

Restoring Soul of the Soil

We have inherited healthy soil from our ancestors for thousands of years. But the modern farm techniques, borrowed from the West, have turned a major part of our soil infertile. Farmers, agriculture scientists and policymakers came together in Hyderabad to devise a strategy for promoting sustainable farming..

Kargil Fossil Unravels Climatic Conditions of Early Himalayas

A new study by researchers from BirbalSahni Institute of Palaeosciences and the Geological Survey of India, Lucknow, has indicated that the climate may have been warm and humid when the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates began to collide leading to the formation of the Himalayas..

Antibiotic-resistant Genes found in Kerala Mangrove Ecosystem

A new study by Indian researchers has revealed that antibiotic resistant genes are present in micro-organisms of mangrove regions in Kerala..

What's Up WhatsApp

Freedom comes with a price. We all must be happy to pay that small price to trade peace and welfare for our nation..

A solar water purifier, with a difference

The solar water purifier, developed by scientists at the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute at Phaltan in Maharashtra, does not require electricity and does not waste water..

Indigenous radar to track monsoon winds is now functional

A fully indigenously built radar to scan high skies over the Indian ocean for movement of air and monsoon winds has started functioning at the Cochin University of Science and Technology in Cochin..

#NationalStatisticsDay: Here is how P C Mahalanobis dabbled with computing in early 20th century

June 29 marks the 125th birth anniversary of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, the father of Indian statistics..

Scientists improvise models to better predict storm surges

Researchers at India Institute of Technology, Delhi, have come up with an improvised prediction model that promises to help make more accurate forecast of storm surges due to cyclone and other storms arising on the eastern flank of the country, in Bay of Bengal..