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4th BIMSTEC Summit to begin in Kathmandu from August 30

Briefing media on the summit, MEA Secretary East Preeti Saran reiterated India’s commitment towards deepening cooperation with BIMSTEC. She added that the summit is an opportunity for India to fulfill key foreign policy priorities. She also shared details about the schedule of the BIMSTEC summit. Read More »

Help pours in from all quarters for flood-affected Kerala

The devastating deluge in Kerala has been categorised by the Centre as a ‘calamity of severe nature’..ever ready to come to its aid. Several states have also lent a helping hand to the flood-ravaged state. The Centre is giving relief in collection of duty on imported materials for flood relief ... Read More »

Light from ancient quasars helps confirm quantum entanglement

Last year, physicists at MIT, the University of Vienna, and elsewhere provided strong support for quantum entanglement, the seemingly far-out idea that two particles, no matter how distant from each other in space and time, can be inextricably linked, in a way that defies the rules of classical physics. Take, ... Read More »

German astronaut directs humanoid robot from space

Justin is a humanoid robot being trained to carry out tasks that could eventually assist man’s efforts to set up shop on Mars. Gerst, currently serving a stint as commander on the European Space Station ISS, on Friday (August 17) conducted a variety of tasks with Justin, directing the robot ... Read More »

Unraveling the nature of ‘whistlers’ from space in the lab

Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles present new research on a curious cosmic phenomenon known as “whistlers” — very low frequency packets of radio waves that race along magnetic field lines. This first-of-its-kind study, appearing in the Physics of Plasmas, from AIP Publishing, provides new insights into the ... Read More »

Kailash Mansarovar pilgrim from Maharashtra dies in Nepal

The incident happened this afternoon while he rushed to board a helicopter and accidentally hit the tail rotor of the chopper. The deceased has been identified as Kartik Nagendrakumar Mehta from Mumbai. His body has been kept in Simikot district hospital. The Embassy of India in Kathmandu coordinating with tour operators and ... Read More »

Hemingway story from 1956 published for first time

But the story itself has been little known beyond the scholarly community for decades: “A Room on the Garden Side,” written in 1956, is being published for the first time. The brief, World War II-era fiction appears this week in the summer edition of The Strand Magazine, a literary quarterly ... Read More »

New AI system can design drugs from scratch

The system, called Reinforcement Learning for Structural Evolution (ReLeaSE), comprises two neural networks which can be thought of as a teacher and a student. The teacher knows the syntax and linguistic rules behind the vocabulary of chemical structures for about 1.7 million known biologically active molecules. By working with the ... Read More »

Finance Commission to visit Jharkhand from tomorrow

The Commission led by the Chairman Shri N.K.Singh, Members Shri Shaktikanta Das, Dr. Anoop Singh, Dr. Ashok Lahiri, Dr. Ramesh Chand and Secretary Arvind Mehta along with other officials will have meetings with Chief Minister, Ministers and other officials of the state in Ranchi. Detailed presentations will be made on the finances ... Read More »

More than 500 hikers evacuated from Indonesian volcano after quake 

Tonnes of rock and mud were dislodged on Mount Rinjani in the 6.4-magnitude quake, which struck early Sunday and was followed by scores of aftershocks, blocking the hiking routes that crisscross the mountain. An estimated 560 stranded trekkers were thought to have included citizens from the United States, France, the ... Read More »

No Sale of BS-VI non-compliant vehicles from April 1, 2020

The sale and manufacture of BS-VI non-compliant vehicles in India BS-VI non-compliant vehicles as it would lessen environmental benefits to be accrued from using cleaner BS-VI fuel, the Centre told the Supreme Court. In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) said ... Read More »

Finance Commission on a visit to Gujarat from today

The commission will be in Gujarat up to 25th July. It will meet Chief Minister, Ministers and other officials of the state. Detailed presentations will be made on the finances of the State Government. Apart from the meetings and presentations, State Government will also showcase its flagship programmes to the ... Read More »

Finance Commission to visit Gujarat from Sunday

The Commission led by the Chairman N.K.Singh, Members – Shaktikanta Das, Dr. Anoop Singh, Dr. Ashok Lahiri, Dr. Ramesh Chand and Secretary Arvind Mehta along with other officialswill have meetings with Chief Minister, Ministers and other officials of the state. Detailed presentations will be made on the finances of the ... Read More »

All 13 rescued from flooded Thai cave: navy SEAL unit

Elite foreign divers and Thai Navy SEALs extracted the final batch of four boys, plus the 25-year-old coach, on Tuesday afternoon via a treacherous escape route that required them to squeeze through narrow, water-filled tunnels. “All 12 ‘Wild Boars’ and coach have been extracted from the cave,” the SEALs said in ... Read More »