BRICS S&T News

Live Mint, 16 April 2018
India is the world’s third largest start-up ecosystem. The good news is that it is not limited to large metros. About 20% of existing start-ups have been born in Tier II and III cities. Read more...
The Telegraph, 15 April 2018
The need for a walking stick didn't hold back Krishna Sengupta, 74, from joining scientists, fellow academics and students as they marched along Delhi's streets on Saturday in protest against what they view as the government's anti-science policies. Read more...
Economic & political Weekly, 7 April 2018
India’s science and technology policies advocate increased investment in research and development. However, in 2017–18, the tax incentive for company expenditure on R&D was reduced. This is likely to have major ramifications for R&D at a time when India’s Read more...
Nature, 3 April 2018
When my six-year-old son watched a video about human evolution at school this year, he argued that it was wrong: humans had not evolved from apes, he had been told. Read more...
The New Indian Express, 2 April 2018
Intelligent roads, artificial intelligence, human independent decision support systems, location and ability independent voting facility — these are part of future technology ideas that the Centre is pondering upon for a modern India. Prime Minister Read more...
The Hindu, 30 March 2018
At the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) here, a group of scientists is preparing a one-of-its-kind database of brain images that, when compiled together, could result in a so-called Indian Brain Template (IBT). Read more...
Business Standards, 29 March 2018
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu today said science and technology havebeen an integral part of Indian culture and tradition and there is scientific rationale behind "what our forefathers have practised" with regard to cow dung and 'tulsi'. Read more...
Hindustan Times, 27 March 2018
Science informs, technology enables, and innovation creates. This trio has the potential to carry our societies through an era of rapid technological progress in the years to come. Read more...
Sunday Guardian, 13 January 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel last July—from the demonstrations of obvious personal chemistry between him and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, including their much-photographed walk on the beach n Read more...
The New Indian Express, 11 January 2018
India and the United States are working together to develop vaccines against diseases such as tuberculosis and dengue, Washington's envoy to New Delhi Kenneth Juster said today, describing issues related to health as an "important shared" responsibility. Read more...
The new Indian Express, 8 January 2018
With digital transformation comes the daunting task of preparing a workforce for technologies like Big Data, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) that can address the massive demand coming from governments and businesses Read more...
The Hindu, 6 January 2018
The next instance when they would be marginally closer than this time falls on December 1, 2033. Read more...
The new Indian Express, 2 January2018
Describing the country's scientific and research institutions as compared with the best in the world, Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Monday said India ranks third in the world in the field of nanotechnology. Read more...
The New Indian Express, 1 January 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed via video conference the curtain-raiser ceremony of the commemoration of professor Satyendra Nath Bose's 125th birth anniversary at Kolkata. Read more...
The Hindu, 28 December 2017
From satellite launches to Aryan migration, here are the 10 science stories published by The Hindu in 2017 that readers flocked to Read more...
The Hindu, 27 December 2017
In January, Libratus, an artificial intelligence computer created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University defeated four top class poker players. Read more...
The Tribune, 20 December 2017
The year 2017 will likely be among the three warmest years on global record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Read more...
The Indian Express, 20 December 2017
A total of 649 Indian scientists returned to the country to work in Indian institutes and universities over the last five years as against 243 during 2007-12, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Read more...
The Tribune, 19 December 2017
India, the largest audience country for Facebook, requested for data 9,853 times in the first half of 2017 - up from 6,324 times in the first half of 2016, according to a latest report by the social media giant. Read more...
The Hindu, 17 December 2017
It’s a new species of marsupial lion discovered in Australia which has been extinct for at least 19 million years. Read more...

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