Traditional paddy research centre opened

A traditional paddy research centre in the name of late ‘Nel’ Jayaraman was opened at Paruthiyur in Tiruvarur district on Tuesday. The research centre, set up by Create organisation in about 10 acres at Paruthiyur, would serve as production centre for traditional paddy varieties identified and preserved with vigour by ‘Nel’ Jayaraman. The centre, opened […]


‘Research has to be an integral part of learning’

Ahead of the Infosys Prize which will be announced today, S.D. Shibulal, president of Infosys Science Foundation, takes stock of the decade and the road ahead In 2009, when Infosys Ltd was 25 years old, its founders and managing directors were looking for ways to acknowledge science and academia’s role in the growth of IT […]


Spending on space research worthwhile: Rakesh Sharma

India has won back ample returns on every rupee spent on space research and technology, Wing Commander (Retd) Rakesh Sharma, who became the first Indian in space by flying aboard a Russian spacecraft in 1984, said on Saturday. Chief guest at the foundation day of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Mr. […]


Why you must avoid salads and fish in the monsoon

This is the breeding season for fish, which means you are at risk of eating fish with eggs, which may lead to food poisoning, warns Delnaaz Chanduwadia. Monsoons are the time when cravings surge and exercise plummets. This season calls for fried pakodas and bhajiyas. However, it is best to stay away from these kinds […]


IIT-D alumnus promises Rs 20cr for research facility

IIT-Delhi alumnus and hotelier Patanjali G Keswani will provide Rs 20 crore for construction of the central research facilities building in the campus, the institute said on Thursday. The centre, meant exclusively for research and education, will house “sophisticated analytical and other instruments in one building,” the institute said. “Giving back to our alma mater […]


Clean meat research at CCMB gets a shot in the arm

DBT to give ₹4.5 crore for two-year work as initial grant The country’s first project to research on cell-based meat, also called clean meat, would be taken up at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) deciding to give ₹4.5 crore for the two-year work as the initial […]


Just 16-minute sleep loss may put your job at risk: Study

A study, published in the journal Sleep Health, found that reducing your sleep routine during the work-week greatly interferes with job performance. Losing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions, say scientists. A study, published in the journal Sleep Health, found […]


Public should seek medical help if they suspect rabies exposure

A new research has highlighted the importance of raising awareness about the rising risks of rabies and advised to seek medical treatment on time. People wait an average of 10 days before seeking medical advice following exposure to potentially rabid animals overseas, according to the study. The study was discussed in the meeting ECCMID 2019 […]