INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS

  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha talks to Vedic aviation experts over Indian Science Congress controversy January 11, 2015

    Cyrus Broacha talks to Vedic aviation experts over controversy surrounding topics like aeroplanes existed 7000 years ago and surgery had its roots in India overshadowed the Indian Science Congress. ...
  • Claims made in Science might need evidence, says Amartya Sen January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said some evidence is required in the controversial claims made in the Indian Science Congress regarding the achievements of ancient Indians. Talking to CNN-IBN, Sen said, "The idea that human beings can fly is known to human beings from birth. The idea...
  • Speakers brag about feats of historic India, science meet marred by controversies January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The controversy surrounding topics like aeroplanes existed 7000 years ago and surgery had its roots in India overshadowed the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata. A paper on aviation by Captain Anand J Bodas, part of a session on 'Ancient sciences through Sanskrit', said, "These aeroplanes travelled from one country...
  • Human connect has become superficial in digital age: Kailash Satyarthi January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Monday stressed the need to employ science and technology to bail out children reeling under abject poverty even as he lamented that "human connect" has become "superficial" in the digital age. "Science is the purest form of knowledge and knowledge is universal. Digital disparity...
  • Indian Science Congress showcases robot with multiple cameras to defuse bombs January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: In an innovative invention, the Indian Army has built robots with multiple cameras which are being used by them to defuse bombs. Named as Daksh, the robot can carry 20 kgs of weight, climb stairs and even steep slopes. It can even take x-ray images. The Army has been...
  • Algebra, Pythagoras' theorem originated in India, says Harsh Vardhan January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Algebra and the Pythagoras' theorem both originated in India but the credit for these has gone to people from other countries, Union Minister for Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan, said on Saturday. Ancient Indian scientists have graciously allowed scientists from other countries to take credit for their findings, the...
  • Dreams we share for India will depend on Science & Technology: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Speaking at the inauguration of the 102nd Indian Science Congress at Mumbai University on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Whenever the world shut its door on us, our scientists responded with the zeal of a national mission. The dreams we all share for India will depend as much on...
  • Will make Science & Technology a national priority, facilitate research: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Ease of doing research is as important as ease of doing business, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said as he reached out to the scientific community promising to cut red tape and sought their cooperation in "transforming" the country. "As the major source of science...
  • PM to support Mamata government on all fronts: Congress January 4, 2013

    Kolkata: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday pledged to "fully support" the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal on all fronts, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharya said. "The prime minister assured us that the centre would fully support the state government on all fronts," Bhattacharya said after meeting the Prime Minister,...
  • PM to announce science and technology policy at congress January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will announce the country's fourth science and technology policy at the inaugural session of the Indian Science Congress beginning in Kolkata from Thursday. Giving the information, West Bengal Governor and chairman of the host committee of the Indian Science Congress MK Narayanan said that President Pranab...
  • President to inaugurate Indian Science Congress January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate 100th session of the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata on Thursday during his twoday visit to West Bengal. Mukherjee on Wednesday left for his home state. He will inaugurate the 100th session of the Indian Science Congress at Kolkata on Thursday, a Rashtrapati...
  • PM voices concern over growing intolerance June 2, 2012

    Kolkata: Expressing concern over growing intolerance among people of dissent, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday favoured a rational discourse because narrow mindedness might affect creative instincts. The Prime Minister noted that people are losing the ability to engage in rational discourse where different points of views are expressed. "Public debate was...
  • Students build car out of other vehicles' scrap January 5, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: In something unique from the Indian Science Congress, a group of students have successfully built a car from scrap. For impressing the girls, if your parents won't buy you a car, you can now build one. "The unique thing about this is that all the parts came together from unconventional...
  • Children quiz Nobel Prize winner Ramakrishnan January 12, 2011

    Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry for 2009, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, interacted with children at the Indian Science Congress in Chennai. Here is an excerpt of the questionanswer session: Question: Did you want a Nobel Prize when you were a teenager? Venkatraman Ramakrishnan: Not in any serious way. Question: Why did you shift from physics to...
  • ISRO to launch nano satellite made by students January 8, 2011

    Chennai: Students of SRM University have made their very own satellite which the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has promised to launch later in 2011. The satellite is the size of a large gift box, costs Rs 2 crore and took two years of hard work. "The main objective is to...
  • Unleash a decade of innovation: PM to scientists January 3, 2011

    Chennai: Almost 7000 scientists including seven Nobel prize winners are in Chennai for the 98th Indian Science Congress. They're trying to find ways in which the quality of science education in India can be improved. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, "The time has come to for India to produce the Ramans...
  • PM to present Nehru award to Ratan Tata January 3, 2011

    Chennai: Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata will be presented the Jawaharlal Nehru Award by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the fiveday 98th Indian Science Congress, beginning on Monday, "for his contributions to Indian society and development of the Nano car." "The Prime Minister will present the Jawaharlal...
  • Reverse the brain drain to brain gain, says PM January 3, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday regretted that red tape, political interference and lack of recognition of good work contributed to regression in Indian science in some sectors. "It is unfortunately true that red tape, political interference and lack of proper recognition of good work have all contributed to a...
  • Technology turns fruitful for agribusiness July 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Here is what you call a fruitful venture. Two youngsters have used high technology farming methods to grow dates and trade them globally. Harshal Gala and Rahul Shah are big on dates. Their private limited company imports date plants and exports the fruit. They use hightechnology farming and irrigation...
  • PM seeks reverse brain drain January 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called for reverse brain drain while inaugurating the 94th Indian Science Congress in the temple town of Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. The Prime Minister has suggested tapping the vast pool of knowledge among Indian scientific community abroad and introduction of international peer review...
  • PM to open Indian Science Congress January 3, 2007

    Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu): The Indian Science Congress, the country's annual scientific review, is being held appropriately in the temple town in Tamil Nadu that was hit hard by tsunami two years ago. The 94th Congress, to be inaugurated on Wednesday by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and attended by the country's top...
  • Tight security for PM, Prez science visit January 1, 2007

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President A P J Abdul Kalam visiting Cuddalore from January 37 in connection with the 94th Indian Science Congress, tight security arrangements have been made. Singh will inaugurate the fiveday Science Congress at the Annamalai University in Chidambaram on January 3. Kalam will inaugurate...