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Budget 2021: Scientific social responsibility policy to be announced in coming months
India

Budget 2021: Scientific social responsibility policy to be announced in coming months

Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan said there has been a 30 percent increase in the budget for these ministries.

Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug
Health

Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug

Kambo is catching on among the same crowd of coastal New Age elites — Burning Man psychonauts, Silicon Valley disrupters, plant-medicine proselytes — that rallied around ayahuasca, the hallucinogenic rainforest tea, a decade ago

Caught in deadly race with new COVID strain, Britain 'gambles' with mix-and-match vaccine regimen
World

Caught in deadly race with new COVID strain, Britain 'gambles' with mix-and-match vaccine regimen

Scientists have slammed the new guidance which allows for the interchange of vaccines, if the second dose of the vaccine originally received is not available, saying officials have abandoned science and are just trying to 'guess their way out of a mess'

Russian hackers who pose threat to US election have breached nuclear plants, power grid in the past
World

Russian hackers who pose threat to US election have breached nuclear plants, power grid in the past

The timing of the attacks so close to the election and the potential for disruption set off concern inside private security firms, law enforcement and intelligence agencies

States consult with Union minister Harsh Vardhan to formulate new S&T policy 2020
India

States consult with Union minister Harsh Vardhan to formulate new S&T policy 2020

This is imperative at both the policy-making and implementation processes and is achievable through greater communication and collaboration between the Centre and states.

TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order
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TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order

The twin executive orders that will take effect in 45 days, cited national security concerns.

Donald Trump a 'narcissist', embraced ‘cheating as way of life’, says US president's niece Mary Trump in tell-all book
World

Donald Trump a 'narcissist', embraced ‘cheating as way of life’, says US president's niece Mary Trump in tell-all book

The book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man”, depicts a multigenerational saga of greed, betrayal and internecine tension

Coronavirus delays work on NASA’s moon rocket and capsule for the Artemis mission
World

Coronavirus delays work on NASA’s moon rocket and capsule for the Artemis mission

There are two confirmed cases at NASA centres: Ames Research Center in California and Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.

Working from home? Here are remedies to some tech headaches you are bound to face
World

Working from home? Here are remedies to some tech headaches you are bound to face

The biggest lesson for working from home: Less is better, especially fewer gadgets and fewer work apps.

Can the internet handle the strain of everyone working from home? Or will it buckle under pressure?
World

Can the internet handle the strain of everyone working from home? Or will it buckle under pressure?

On top of that, home networks — such as the Wi-Fi routers that residents set up — can be finicky.

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate crisis through new Bezos Earth Fund
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Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate crisis through new Bezos Earth Fund

He said the grant will fund scientists, activists and NGO's to explore new ways of fighting the impact of climate change.

Aryabhatta Vigyan Kendra to be set up in Ambala Cantt at cost of over Rs 30 cr
India

Aryabhatta Vigyan Kendra to be set up in Ambala Cantt at cost of over Rs 30 cr

The centre will reportedly have a gallery, a 270-degree immersive projection hall, auditorium and a cafe.

Democratic rivals jostle for advantage as coding issue causes delay in Iowa caucus results; Trump calls it 'unmitigated disaster'
World

Democratic rivals jostle for advantage as coding issue causes delay in Iowa caucus results; Trump calls it 'unmitigated disaster'

The Iowa Democratic Party will begin to release results from Monday’s caucuses at 5 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, the party chairman, Troy Price, told the Democratic presidential campaigns in a conference call.

Google and IBM are at odds over 'quantum supremacy' – an expert explains what it really means
science

Google and IBM are at odds over 'quantum supremacy' – an expert explains what it really means

The term “supremacy” is misleading as it suggests that quantum computers can outperform classical computers at everything.

The days of working in silos are over, PM Narendra Modi tells scientists
science

The days of working in silos are over, PM Narendra Modi tells scientists

PM Modi confers Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prizes for Science & Technology, says participation is a must

PM Narendra Modi asks scientific community to work towards affordable healthcare
science

PM Narendra Modi asks scientific community to work towards affordable healthcare

He drew attention to recent developments in cutting-edge areas like big data analysis, AI and blockchain

PM Modi to kick off Indian Science Congress today at Lovely Professional University
science

PM Modi to kick off Indian Science Congress today at Lovely Professional University

A solar-powered driverless bus built by LPU students will ferry the Prime Minister to the venue.

A unique telescope launched in South Africa on 25 May combines 'eyes and ears' to study the universe
News & Analysis

A unique telescope launched in South Africa on 25 May combines 'eyes and ears' to study the universe

Scientists on 25 May launched the world’s first optical telescope linked to a radio telescope, which combines “eyes and ears” to study the universe.

DST has introduced a new scheme to promote participation of women in the fields of science and technology
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DST has introduced a new scheme to promote participation of women in the fields of science and technology

DST and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) have jointly announced the Indo-US Fellowship for Women in STEMM.

Manipur University to host the annual session of the Indian Science Congress on 15 March
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Manipur University to host the annual session of the Indian Science Congress on 15 March

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally inaugurate the 105th session of the congress on 16 March. Manipur University will host the science congress.