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SERB Confers Women Excellence Award 2021 To Four Young Scientists

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

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 05:43 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: SERB, Women Excellence Award, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, IIT Bombay, IIT Jodhpur, Department of Science and Technology

Courtesy: Brifly News


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CSIR, AcSIR Join Hands to Launch 'Vigyanranth' - A PhD Thesis Repository

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

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 03:05 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Department of Science and Technology, CSIR, Technology

Courtesy: NDTV


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Punjab Researchers Discover 2 New Varities Of Ants In TN, KL

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.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 07:23 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Ant, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Department of Science and Technology, Ooceraea Joshi

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

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Langurs Are Adapting To Food Habits Of Humans, Finds Study

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.

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 11:48 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Langurs, monkey, Department of Science and Technology, Calcutta University, Herbivores

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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ARIES Scientists Find Low Ozone Layer over Brahmaputra Valley

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

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 - 10:02 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: environment, Climate Change, research, Department of Science and Technology

Courtesy: Hindustan Times