RESEARCHES

  • The India-US dialogues: It's time for India to move from out sourcing to right sourcing, says Anand Mahindra 4 days ago

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said, "Trade and investment could be looked at as an ambassador to global peace in the era of terror." In the lead up to US President's historic second visit to India; The Observer...
  • The India-US dialogues: Clean air, water, energy India's priorities for sustainable development, says Javadekar 4 days ago

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Union Environment and Forest minister Prakash Javadekar said, "The Modi government is committed to passionate strong and transparent action on emission reduction & renewable energy. We'll walk our own path on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions but if technology...
  • The India-US dialogues: Jayant Sinha shares 3-key mantras for Indo-US cooperation 4 days ago

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Minister of States at Railways Jayant Sinha said, "Innovate in India, manufacture in India and invest in India are the three-key mantras for Indo-US cooperation". In the lead up to US President's historic second visit to India; The...
  • The India-US dialogues: India could be 3rd largest economy soon, says Suresh Prabhu 4 days ago

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Union Railways minister Suresh Prabhu said, "India and the US share many things, we have the same values. The US is world's largest economy; India could be 3rd largest economy soon". In the lead up to US President's...
  • Toddlers can learn communication skills by watching videos 4 days ago

    Washington: Children as young as two years old can learn certain communication skills from a video, such as how to use signs in sign language, scientists have found. Children taught by videos perform similarly in tests when compared to babies taught by their parents, researchers said. The results contradict previous...
  • The India-US dialogues: Indo-US renewable energy cooperation a political challenge, says Peter Tichansky 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Indo-US renewable energy cooperation is a political challenge, according to American expert Peter Tichansky. Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Tichansky on Saturday said, "In Indo-US renewable energy cooperation, a political challenge more than an engineering one." "Defence, insurance, cyber security, medical and construction...
  • The India-US dialogues: Modi government working with Americans, says C Raja Mohan 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), C Raja Mohan praised the Narendra Modi government for working closely with the Americans. Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Raja Mohan said, "Previous government hesitated to be seen working with Americans but the...
  • The India-US dialogues: Rick Rossow says Bill Clinton wanted India to be nuke-free but ties have changed now 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Rick Rossow of Centre for Strategic and International Studies on Saturday said that India and USA have moved forward in their relationship in the last few years. While discussing the civil nuclear deals between India and USA, Rossow said, "Bill Clinton wanted India to give up nuclear weapons...
  • The India-US dialogues: Vajpayee changed US-India relationship, says Rakesh Sood 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former ambassador and nuclear negotiator Rakesh Sood on Saturday praised former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for transforming the Indo-US relationship. Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Sood said, "PM Vajpayee changed US-India relationship from 'estranged democracies' to 'natural allies'." On the nuclear deal...
  • The India-US Dialogues: Important points of Day 1 5 days ago

    New Delhi: United States President Barack Obama is on his way to New Delhi. It is the first time when India has invited a US President to be the chief guest at the Republic Day function and it will be the first time a sitting US President has visited India...
  • The India- US dialogues: An Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative January 21, 2015

    Barack Obama will become the first US president to be chief guest at the Republic Day function and it will be the first time a sitting US president has visited India twice. Obama will witness the Republic Day parade at Rajpath on January 26, 2015. In the lead up to...
  • Facebook most popular social network: US study January 11, 2015

    Washington: Facebook is by far the most popular social media website with its large base of "very active" users visiting the site daily, a new survey of American internet users has found. The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that while Facebook remains the most popular social media...
  • Research & innovation environment changing in India, says Harsh Vardhan January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Research and innovation environment in India is rapidly changing, with government actively supporting scientists with various incentive schemes, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said, as he tried to woo the Indian diaspora to come back and innovate in India. Speaking at 'Bharat Ko Maano' session at the...
  • IIT Delhi faculty asks Director to withdraw resignation December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The IIT Delhi faculty forum on Tuesday requested Director R Shevgaonkar to withdraw his resignation over which a controversy had erupted, describing him as a man of "dignity and integrity". The request came even as Chairman of the IIT-D's Board of Governors Vijay Bhatkar met HRD Minister Smriti Irani. "The...
  • 'Lone wolf' Australian hostage-taker had violent, unsettled past December 16, 2014

    Sydney: The self-styled sheikh behind a siege at a Sydney cafe had been charged as an accessory to murder and with multiple sexual offences. He also harboured deep grievances against the Australian government and had found little kinship in the city's large Muslim community, where he was seen as deeply...
  • Massive asteroid not a threat to earth: NASA December 10, 2014

    New York: A massive asteroid discovered by Russian researchers is not a threat to the Earth, NASA has confirmed. According to media reports, a Russian researcher discovered a 400-metre space rock named Asteroid 2014 UR116 coming towards the Earth. "Some press reports have suggested that an asteroid designated 2014 UR116, found on...
  • Veenapani Chawla dies at 67 November 30, 2014

    Puducherry: Theatre personality Veenapani Chawla died Sunday after a severe heart attack, said her representative. "She passed away around 12:00 p.m. at the Be Well Hospital in Puducherry after she suffered a severe heart attack," her representative Dhavamani told IANS. "The funeral will take place tomorrow (Monday) here," she added. The actress-director-choreographer-writer-composer...
  • E-cigarettes contain 10 times more amount of carcinogens: Research November 27, 2014

    Tokyo: E-cigarettes contain 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking. The electronic devices increasingly popular around the world, particularly among young people function by heating flavoured liquid, which often contains nicotine,...
  • Chhattisgarh sterilization tragedy:: PM Modi asks Chattisgarh CM Raman Singh to take action November 11, 2014

    Eighty three women had undergone sterilisation surgeries on November 8 within five hours at a camp in Nemichand Jain Cancer and Research Centre at Pendari village on the outskirts of Bilaspur. ...
  • Chhattisgarh government suspends four doctors over Bilaspur sterilisation mishap, FIR registered November 11, 2014

    Bilaspur: Soon after reports of the death of eight women due to sterilisation surgeries came to light, the Chhattisgarh government has suspended four doctors for medical negligence in the case. An FIR has also been registered against the doctors. Eight women had died after they underwent sterilisation surgeries at a camp...
  • Keeping active in middle age lowers breast cancer risk November 4, 2014

    London: Just 15 minutes of vigorous activity every day, such as running, in addition to walking and moderate activity, can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by a fifth in postmenopausal women, a new study has found. Researchers also found that women with the most body fat were 55...
  • Harassment a common part of online life: Survey October 23, 2014

    New York: A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Centre found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty per cent have experienced...
  • Chinese, US researchers develop robots that can work together October 21, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese and American researchers have successfully used cloud computing to link robots with very different specifications in the two nations to communicate with each other and work together. Using Internet-based computing in which remote servers are networked to share information, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)...
  • RBI redistributes work among Deputy Governors October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank, which is in the process of restructuring some of its departments, redistributed work among its four Deputy Governors. It said that consequent on reorganisation of the departments/work areas in the Reserve Bank effective on November 3, 2014, the portfolios of the Deputy Governors has been redistributed....
  • Smoking during pregnancy alters newborn's DNA October 18, 2014

    New York: Babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy may find it difficult to cope with stressors of daily life later due to an alteration in DNA of a gene that regulates passage of stress hormones from mother to foetus, a study says. Newborns of such mothers show lower levels...
  • Project to scan 'social pollution' on Twitter: Researchers October 18, 2014

    New York: Researchers at the Indiana University in the US are working on an ambitious project to collect and analyse 'social pollution' that is spreading on social media like Twitter. Funded by the US National Science Foundation, the project named "Truthy" will study what researchers call "social epidemics", including how memes...
  • Mentally-ill people seek peer support on YouTube October 18, 2014

    London: YouTube has become a common platform to seek and provide peer support for people suffering from mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. "People with severe mental illness are now open about their illness experiences on a public social media website like YouTube," said lead study author John Naslund...
  • 'Hidden' consciousness found in vegetative patients October 17, 2014

    London: A team of researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist Srivas Chennu from University of Cambridge has found hidden signatures of consciousness in the brains of people in a vegetative state. These signatures point to networks that could support consciousness even when a patient appears to be unconscious and unresponsive, thus...
  • Users in poorer countries download movies, those in richer economies prefer music October 10, 2014

    Washington: Those living in poorer countries primarily download large high-definition files such as movies over Internet, found a study. It added that a country's economy plays a major role in Internet file-sharing patterns. Researchers reported that BitTorrent users in countries with a small gross domestic product (GDP) per capita were more...
  • Indian navigational satellite's launch postponed October 6, 2014

    Chennai: The launch of India's third navigational satellite IRNSS-1C has been postponed by a week, the Indian space agency said on Monday. In a posting on its Facebook page, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said: "Due to an observation in the telemetry system, the launch has been postponed for a...