Science

  • Take up the challenge of making products for which India is dependent on imports: PM Modi to IITs August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Asking IITs to come together to find innovative solutions to the problems of the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said they should take up the challenge of making products for which India is critically dependent on imports. "Science is universal. Technology must be local,"...
  • UGC allows IISc Bangalore to continue with four-year undergraduate course with some changes August 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given in and allowed the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, to continue with its four-year undergraduate programme. However, there are some changes to the course as students admitted to the Bachelor of Science (BS) programme, will now be granted a BSc degree...
  • Woman constable who shot herself at Bhopal airport shifted to AIIMS August 11, 2014

    A CISF constable, who had shot herself at Bhopal airport after being allegedly scolded by her senior for reporting late on duty, has been shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi as her condition has deteriorated. Constable Ritu Kumari (25) was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by an...
  • After DU, IISc Bangalore at loggerheads with UGC over scrapping of four-year undergraduate programme August 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Barely a month after the controversy over Delhi University's Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao has hit out at the University Grants Commission. He has questioned the UGC's diktat to scrap the four-year course at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Rao said that premier institutes...
  • Situation under control at Silgain even as prohibitory orders remain in force July 30, 2014

    The situation at Silgain village of Ranchi district where one person was killed and 30 injured in a clash was "under control" even as prohibitory orders remained in force in the area. "Section 144 CRPC was imposed in the area. The situation is now under control," Ranchi district Deputy Commissioner Vinay...
  • AIIMS to re-conduct test for physiotherapist posts July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: AIIMS will re-conduct an examination for filling up three junior physiotherapist positions, weeks after the institute failed to select the candidates through a walk-in-interview and exam. "The examination centre of the department of neuro sciences and cardiology will conduct the examination, as it was very difficult to select three...
  • After hosting 'Jhalak..' Manish Paul to now host an infotainment show July 22, 2014

    Mumbai: After hosting dance and reality shows, Manish Paul will be seen as the host of infotainment show 'Science of Stupid' and says he used to stay away from maths and commerce during his school days. "I was in humanities as I always wanted to stay away from maths and commerce....
  • CIMS Bilaspur to be upgraded to a super speciality hospital July 16, 2014

    To improve health facility in the tribal-dominated Chhattisgarh, Centre has decided to upgrade the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science (CIMS) into a super-speciality hospital and set-up a School of Public Health. The decision in this connection was taken during a meeting between Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Chief Minister...
  • Budget 2014: Arun Jaitley proposes 5 new IITs, 5 new IIMs, 4 new AIIMS July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major boost to the education sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed setting up of five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). He also proposed setting up of 12 new medical colleges. Jaitley has proposed the setting up of...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • Para teacher shot at by unidentified gunmen, critical July 1, 2014

    A para teacher was on Tuesday shot at by unidentified gunmen at Pataghate village in Lohardaga district, the police said. "The para teacher, Mohan Yadav, was hit by a bullet," Superintendent of Police Mritinjay Kumar said. "His condition was serious and doctors at the Primary Health Centre where he was taken...
  • Need to building educated and empowered India: Smriti Irani June 28, 2014

    Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani on Saturday said training individuals in niche areas of science and technology is crucial to the progress of the country. Addressing the second convocation of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Bhopal on Saturday, she stressed the need for...
  • Bihar: 2 interns working with an associate of Gates Foundation thrashed, jailed for 'sexual assault' June 29, 2014

    Patna: Two young graduates of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, working with an associate of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation have been charged with sexual assault while conducting a survey at a hospital in Bihar. The families of the accused allege they are being framed. The two conducted...
  • Oscar organizers outline new regulations for music categories June 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: The organisers of the Academy Awards are putting rules in place for next year to prevent any missteps in the film campaign process, targeting the music categories. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, hosts of the annual Oscar ceremony, said on Wednesday that members of its music...
  • Pie in the sky: Russian chain delivers pizza by drone June 25, 2014

    Moscow: A Russian fast food chain claims to have taken a slice out of the competition by becoming the first to offer pizza delivery by drone. Dodo Pizza in the northern Russian city of Syktyvkar posted a video online over the weekend showing the first airdrops of pizzas to customers and...
  • Badaun gangrape case: Present all accused for lie detection tests, orders court June 24, 2014

    A local court on Monday directed Badaun jail authorities to ensure the presence of all five accused in the alleged rape and murder of two Dalit sisters before Central Forensic Science Laboratory team from June 24 to June 26 for lie detection tests. "Additional District Judge SN Tripathi passed the order...
  • Patna AIIMS to be inaugurated on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday: Harsh Vardhan June 21, 2014

    Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on directed officials of All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Patna to complete the project 'at any cost' by this year end so that it can be inaugurated on December 25, the birthday of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "I am directing the officials to...
  • Experts collect litchi samples in Bihar to identify deadly virus June 11, 2014

    Experts on Wednesday collected samples of litchi to identify the virus strain that has claimed the lives of over 50 children in Bihar. "We have collected samples of litchi from orchards in affected areas for toxicology study. It will help us to identify the virus strain of the disease that remains...
  • Students allege discrepancies in Rajasthan Pre Medical Test June 8, 2014

    Several students who took Rajasthan Pre Medical Test (RPMT) expressed their dissatisfaction on Saturday with the marking methodology, alleging that the formula led to several discrepancies in the final result. The examination authorities, however, refuted the allegation and insisted that the marking methodology was absolutely transparent. The authorities also rejected any possibility...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan lays foundation of Symbiosis Foundation's university June 7, 2014

    The foundation of the Pune-based Symbiosis Foundation's University of Applied Sciences was laid in Bada Bangdada area in Indore on Friday. Being set up at an initial investment of Rs 150 crore, the foundation stone was laid by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. "With the laying of foundation stone for the university...
  • Government clarifies age controversy in appointment of RIMS director June 2, 2014

    Jharkhand government on Monday clarified that the replaced director of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Tulsi Mahto, did not inform the department after completing 60 years of age that bars holding the post. "According to rules, the eligible age for appointment of director is below 60 years, and when Dr...
  • Rajasthan government introduces daily moral science lessons in schools May 30, 2014

    Rajasthan government has introduced ten minutes of daily moral science lessons for school students from next academic session onwards. State Education Minister Kali Charan Saraf on Friday instructed department officials to make arrangements for imparting moral science education to school students necessarily for ten minutes daily, from next academic session beginning...
  • Hookah bars contain harmful indoor air pollution: Study May 30, 2014

    Washington: Frequent hookah bar visitors, beware! Water-pipe smoking creates higher levels of indoor air pollution than cigarette smoking, scientists have warned. Smoking water-pipes, or hookahs, creates hazardous concentrations of indoor air pollution and poses increased risk from diminished air quality for both employees and patrons of water-pipe bars, a new...
  • Grumpy? Now, a free online course on happiness! University of California, Berkeley, will teach 'The Science of Happiness' May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Bookstores, online shopping websites and social media are full of quotes, excerpts and videos about happiness -- or the quest for happiness. According to Huffington Post, there are over 75 million Google search results for the term and 40,000 happiness-related books available for purchase on Amazon.com. It is clear...
  • BSEB class 12 results register sharp decline of passouts May 27, 2014

    The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Intermediate (Class 12) results for 2014 were declared on Tuesday with the percentage of successful candidates dipping by around 26 per cent for science subjects and 12 per cent for commerce in comparison to last year. Only 3.05 lakh students or 66 per cent of...
  • NASA unveils Earth Day 'global selfie' mosaic of 36,000 pictures May 23, 2014

    New York: NASA unveiled its "global selfie" on Thursday, a mosaic of more than 36,000 pictures uploaded to social media showing people and places around the world in commemoration of Earth Day, the US space agency said. NASA asked people on April 22, Earth Day, to upload pictures tagged with #GlobalSelfie...
  • Watch: Newly discovered 'dancing' frogs in Western Ghats are now a global sensation, but they could be extinct soon May 10, 2014

    Scientists have discovered 14 new species of dancing frogs that could soon become extinct dur to climate change from the mountains of south India. The frogs stretch their legs in an unusually graceful fashion to attract their mates. The frogs were discovered in the Western Ghats. The study was published in...
  • Municipality chairman shot at in Jharkhand May 6, 2014

    The Chairman of Hussainabad Municipality, Rameshwar Ram, was shot at and seriously injured by unidentified miscreants in Hussainabad in Palamau district, police said on Tuesday. The victim was having dinner at home when three men called him him out and fired at him last night, Superintendent of Police, YS Ramesh, said....
  • Tripura withdraws school book that tags BJP a communal party April 30, 2014

    Agartala: The Left Front government in Tripura has decided to withdraw the government school textbook in which the BJP was tagged as a 'communal party', an official said in Agartala on Wednesday. The Bengali medium political science book for Class XI, in its chapter titled 'India's party system' said one of...
  • Undertrial woman allegedly commits suicide inside jail April 26, 2014

    An undertrial woman prisoner of Gumla jail died after allegedly hanging herself in Gumla Sadar Hospital premises, the police said. About 50-year-old victim Jagni Mundain was found hanging using her saree in the toilet of the hospital on Friday night, the police said. She was admitted to the hospital where doctors referred...