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IIT Bombay INSPIRE fellow develops software for radiation therapy
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Leadership Instincts
March 25, 2020 Wednesday 05:11:34 IST

IIT Bombay INSPIRE fellow develops software for radiation therapy

Recipient of the INSPIRE Faculty Award instituted by Department of Science & Technology,  Dr. Achintya Kumar Dutta from IIT Bombay along with his research group is working to develop new methods for quantum chemistry and implement them in efficient and free software to study electron attachment to aqueous DNA which has big implications in radiation therapy-based treatment of cancer.Indian scientists are at the forefront of the new theory development for quantum chemistry. Dr. Dutta’s research group in IIT Bombay is a collaboration of chemists, computer scientists, and engineers who are united towards a common goal of development of efficient quantum chemistry methods and free software, which can be routinely used by scientists all over the globe to

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Leadership Instincts
March 25, 2020 Wednesday 11:05:51 IST
WHO and FIFA team up on campaign to kick out coronavirus

WHO and FIFA team up on campaign to kick out coronavirus

FIFA, the international governing body of football, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) by launching a new awareness campaign led by world-renowned footballers, who are calling on all people around the world to follow five key steps to stop the spread of the disease. The “Pass

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Leadership Instincts
March 23, 2020 Monday 01:34:48 IST
Cambridge to spearhead an alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

Cambridge to spearhead an alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

The University of Cambridge is to take a leading role in a major national effort to help understand and control the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) announced by the Government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser. Through a £20 million investment administered by the University, the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium - comprised of t

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Leadership Instincts
March 23, 2020 Monday 10:19:36 IST
BARC INSPIRE fellow enhancing sensitivity of magnetic resonance techniques

BARC INSPIRE fellow enhancing sensitivity of magnetic resonance techniques

Dr Vinayak Rane from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is one of the recipients of INSPIRE Faculty fellowship funded by Department of Science and Technology. Dr. Rane’s INSPIRE project is primarily aimed at enhancing the sensitivity of magnetic resonance techniques.He is working to enhance the sensitivity of both Electron Paramagneti

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Leadership Instincts
March 23, 2020 Monday 10:03:13 IST
National and State level awards to Anganwadi Workers

National and State level awards to Anganwadi Workers

Upto 2017-18, there was a provision of National Level Awards and State Level Awards to Anganwadi workers to recognize their exemplary voluntary service in the field of child development and related areas under the ICDS Scheme. However, from 2018-19, there is a provision for recognizing significant contributions of State Governments, Distr

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

"Future of the country depends on Science and Technology," Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao. Quotes

Policy Updates

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Policy Indications
March 25, 2020 Wednesday 11:02:17 IST
How People Perceive Government Measures to Contain Covid-19?

How People Perceive Government Measures to Contain Covid-19?

The Winton Centre at University of Cambridge has done a small sample study of peoples' perception of government measures to contain the Corona virus spread. The responses were obtained from UK, USA, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Germany and Italy. Large number of respondents felt that government measures are not firm enough while percentage of

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Policy Indications
March 25, 2020 Wednesday 10:59:25 IST
MPLADS funds may be utilized for COVID-19

MPLADS funds may be utilized for COVID-19

As a part of the Government’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID – 19, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has taken several preventive measures. It issued a circular granting one-time dispensation for utilizing funds under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) to address the challenges

Get your Science and Tech fix

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Science Innovations
March 27, 2020 Friday 12:34:13 IST
£20 million project to map Coronavirus spread using whole genome sequencing

£20 million project to map Coronavirus spread using whole genome sequencing

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Quadram Institute are part of a national project to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves - using whole genome sequencing. The £20 million initiative will see the UK’s leading clinicians and scientists search for breakthroughs that help the UK respond to this and future pandemics, and save live

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Science Innovations
March 25, 2020 Wednesday 04:09:06 IST

New symptom tracking app aims to slow spread of coronavirus

King's College London has launched a new app that tracks symptoms related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), allowing anyone to self-report daily. Around 5,000 twins and their families across the UK have been recruited from the TwinsUK cohort study to trial the app, which tracks in real-time how the disease progresses. The aim of the app is to help s

Best Practices

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Education Information
March 27, 2020 Friday 12:29:31 IST
RE projects to get extension due to lockdown

RE projects to get extension due to lockdown

Anand Kumar, the secretary MNRE ( Ministry of New & Renewable Energy) , has stated in a tweet that all Renewable Energy projects under implementation will be given extension of time considering period of lock down and time required for remobilisation of work force.Indian Prime Minsiter, announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 da

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Education Information
March 27, 2020 Friday 12:26:26 IST
Rescheduling of holidays in EMRS/EMDBS due to COVID-19

Rescheduling of holidays in EMRS/EMDBS due to COVID-19

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has written to Tribal Development Departments of all States with Eklavya Model Residential Schools for rescheduling of Holidays in Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Eklavya Model Day Boarding Schools (EMDBS) funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. In a letter written to Principal Secretary/Secretary-in-ch

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table March 17, 2020 Tuesday 11:17:12 IST
Vacations - Time to Reboot

Vacations - Time to Reboot

The dreary drill of daily life, wares down everyone, regardless of what gender or age they are. The young and old crave that ultimate break from the mechanical monotony, and get a chance to replenish and re-energize their spirits. Everyone likes a good vacation. There is a popular phrase, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Child