Science & Tech

This New Cement Can Help India Meet CO2 Goals

Researchers from India, Switzerland, and Cuba have developed new cement which needs 20 per cent less energy and emits 40 per cent less Carbon dioxide (CO2) in its production. Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) is blended cement incorporating Portland cement clinker, calcined kaolinitic clay and limestone, in combination with gypsum. The extent of cement clinker …

DST Launches Dashboard To Improve Efficiency, Transparency

Union minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday launched a digital dashboard for monitoring projects, schemes and scholarships funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to ensure their effective implementation. “Through the dashboard, details of each of the schemes and programmes for any group in every State can be accessed on a real-time basis …

IIT-M’s ‘Smartboxer’ To Help India Boost Olympics Medal Tally

A cost-effective boxing analytics platform is being developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in collaboration with Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) in Bellary to help India increase its medal tally in boxing in the 2024 Olympics. The researchers are developing an analytics platform called ‘Smartboxer’ as a multi-version software. It will …

Nigeria Rolls Out Bharat Biotech’s ROTAVAC Vaccine For Immunization

Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL), a global leader in vaccine innovation and developer of vaccines for infectious diseases, on Wednesday announced its rotavirus oral vaccine ROTAVAC® has been introduced by Nigeria to immunize its children

U’khand: As Downpour Batters, CM Says Can Call Army If Needed

After reports of cloudburst emerged from various parts of Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday said that help of the Indian Army will be sought if need arises. The CM visited the areas affected by the rains to take stock of the situation and ongoing operations. “Teams of the State Disaster Response Force, …

Adani Enters Industrial 5G Space

NEW DELHI: The Adani group on Monday announced its foray into industrial 5G space after they acquired 400 MHz of the spectrum in the 26GHz millimetre wave band in the 5G airwaves auction. Adani Data Networks Ltd (ADNL), the digital connectivity solutions arm of the Adani Group, secured this spectrum for 20 years in the …

U’khand HC Directs Monitoring Of Gaumukh Glacier

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand high court on Thursday directed the state government to monitor the glacial lake near Gaumukh glacier, the origin of the river Ganga on monthly basis. The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed in December 2017 stating that the snout of Gaumukh has been impacted by the debris deposited as a result …

Rare Sun Halo Spotted Over Doon Skies

DEHRADUN: Rare optical phenomenon ‘Sun Halo’ or 22-degree halo in which a rainbow appears around the Sun was visible in Dehradun skies on Sunday. Bikram Singh, director of Meteorological Centre, Dehradun, said, “The phenomena occur due to refraction of sunlight in millions of hexagonal ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere. Our eyes see the colours …

NGT To Hear Petition Against Felling Of 2000 Trees In Doon

DEHRADUN: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) will hear a case regarding the felling of trees on the Sahastradhara Road in Dehradun of Uttarakhand. The petition filed by Rajat Narayan, a resident of Delhi has been listed for hearing on July 26. Protests inspired by the ‘Chipko Movement’ have been going on for some time now …

Flouting COVID Rules Escalates Bengal’s Positivity Rate

KOLKATA: Bengal reported 3029 fresh COVID cases in the last 24 hours, reported to the state’s health bulletin. The state also saw five deaths. With the state’s active caseload reaching 28856, there is a visible concern in every sphere. Health experts warn that flouting COVID-appropriate behaviours is one of the major reasons behind the rising …