Science & Tech

Solar Eclipse: Prominent Temples Closed In Uttarakhand

The portals of almost all prominent temples in Uttarakhand including Kedarnath and Badrinath temples remained closed on account of a partial solar eclipse or Surya Grahan on Tuesday, October 25. In Haridwar, idols of temple deities were covered with cloth as priests and devotees recited mantras and sang bhajans between 4 am and 6 pm. Priests …

LPU’s Modern Shield Can Save Hundreds Of School Kids Every Year

A staggering number of young lives are lost in school bus accidents in India due to reasons ranging from drunken driving to technical glitches. Hardly a day passes when we do not read reports about kids being killed in road accidents while being ferried to school. As many as 16 kids were killed in Andhra, 23 …

Is Boston Varsity’s Lab-Made Lethal Covid Hybrid A Cause For Worry?

As soon as reports about the Boston University study on "chimeric recombinant SARS-CoV-2 encoding the S 46 gene of Omicron" hit social media, it sent waves of fear. It reminded people of often-ridiculed conspiracy theories around “Wuhan virus” being a mode of biological warfare by China. But what is the truth about this study? 

‘Ancestors Of Some Nepalese Ethnic Groups Came From India, Burma, Tibet’

The maternal ancestry of Nepal is a mixture of South Asian and East Asian populations, as per an international study, which also said that some ethnic groups — especially Newar and Magar — derived their ancestry from Myanmar, Tibet, and India. A team, led by K Thangaraj, director of CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology …

President Murmu Inaugurates Supercomputer Facility At IIT Guwahati

President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday inaugurated a supercomputer facility, ‘Param Kamrupa’ and a laboratory for the design and development of high-power microwave components at IIT Guwahati.

PM Flags Off Improved Version of HP-Delhi Vande Bharat Train

Fourth Vande Bharat train that has been introduced in the country is an advanced version compared to the earlier ones, being much lighter and capable of reaching higher speed in shorter duration

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