Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021, the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has conferred four young women fellows of National Science Academies with a prestigious one-time honour. Dubbed the SERB Women Excellence Award, the prize entails a three-year-long research grant of Rs 15 lakh for women scientists under the age of 40, who have earned recognition from one or more national academies. The… read-more
Courtesy: Brifly News
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on February 12 launched a PhD thesis repository to encourage India's scientific temperament. Launched in association with the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), the CSIR-backed portal named 'Vigyangranth' aims to impart knowledge about the research done in the fields of Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM). Reportedly, 'Vigyangranth' is the… read-more
In what could be called as a recent discovery, a team of scientists identified two new rare species of ants in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. A species named Ooceraea Joshi was found in the Periyar Tiger Reserve and named after renowned biologist Amitabh Joshi. Reportedly, the two new species of the rare class were discovered by the team led by Professor Himender Bharti from Punjabi University.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
A study funded by Department of Science and Technology and headed by Calcutta University has observed 'hanuman langurs' are adapting to food-habits of people. Generally used to scare monkeys in cities, the herbivore animal is now eating bread and processed peanuts as they co-exist with humans. Scientists fear that this adaptation might not be good for the langurs in the long run as they may develop diseases due to obese.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Researchers at ARIES, Nainital, found low concentration of Tropospheric ozone level over Guwahati, in Brahmaputra valley. Surface-level ozone is created by a reaction between oxides of Nitrogen and Volatile organic compounds. A study revealed that this increases when malignant emissions from vehicles, power and chemical plants, boilers, etc chemically react to sunlight. Seasonal and daily assessments suggested the site in photo-stationary… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
For establishing a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH), Department of Science and Technology has granted Rs 100 crore to Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore. The hub is intended to create an ecosystem for growth and commercialization. "The objective is to create an ecosystem that supports the development and commercialization of technologies facilitating modelling, simulation and visualization of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)," said IIT… read-more
Courtesy: The Times of India