Indian Scientist

  • Indian scientist elected to UN entity on ocean affairs June 13, 2014

    United Nations: Indian scientist Rasik Ravindra has been unanimously elected as member of the UN's body focussed on oceans and law of the sea. Ravindra, India's candidate for member of the Commission on the Limits of Continental Shelf (CLCS), was elected during the 24th Meeting of States Parties of the United...
  • Top Indian space scientist honoured in the US March 28, 2013

    Bangalore: Top Indian space scientist UR Rao has been inducted into the Satellite Hall of Fame in Washington DC by the Society of Satellite Professionals International, in the US. "Rao is the first Indian space scientist to be inducted into the Satellite Hall of Fame and joins the select group...
  • Synthetic drug shows promise in brain cancer September 26, 2012

    Washington: Researchers led by an Indian-origin investigator are testing the suitability of a synthetic cannabinoid drug - dexanabinol - for curing brain cancer. Preliminary tests show that it kills cultured cancer cells derived from many tumour types, a US report says. Additional research in Santosh Kesari's neuro-oncology lab at the...
  • Indian scientists decode arhar dal genome November 3, 2011

    New Delhi: In a big breakthrough in genomics, Indian scientists claim to have decoded the genome of the arhar dal, which is also known as pigeon pea. Scientists say this will help in developing new varieties. They also say it will enhance productivity and possibly bring down the soaring prices...
  • Indian flag now flies high at the South Pole January 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian Tricolour now flies high over the South Pole. Indian scientists have possibly created a world record for the shortest time taken to get to the South Pole. The achieved the feat in just eight days travelling 4000 kilometers non-stop. "Most difficult part was getting food. The nozzle...
  • PM urges scientists to work with diaspora January 3, 2011

    Chennai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday stressed on attracting the young Indian diaspora through joint research projects while urging Indian scientists to "think big" and "out of the box" for scientific advancement and innovations in the country. "I would like to see more joint research projects between Indians in India...
  • US hails scientist Jagadish Bose in Pioneers museum November 17, 2008

    Washington: With India and the United States recognising a strategic partnership as "indispensable and inevitable", Indian Ambassador to the US Ronen foresees the two nations working more closely in harnessing space and nuclear energy. "India and the United States recognise that a strategic partnership between the two countries is both indispensable...