Indo-German convention of Lindau Alumni 2019

A unique international forum for multidisciplinary scientific exchange: IGCLA (Manipal) The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, an annual gathering of Nebel laureates in Germany, foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. Since 1951, the Lindau Meetings have evolved into a unique international forum for inspiring the next generation of leading scientists. India […]

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Modi’s cloud cover theory proved India’s scientific minds are under “clouds” of danger

The prime minister, a few days back, suggested that radars don’t detect anything under cloud cover. Is India’s scientific mind being clouded by such raw “vision”? A fear that has been raised previously too, after he seemed to propagate mythological facts as scientific knowledge. Air Marshal A K Ahluwalia (retd.) categorically said Modi’s assertion that the […]

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Hike in Research Fellowship: Why protesting research scholars’ community feel insulted and betrayed?

Research scholars’ community had been peacefully protesting across the country for months to demand a hike in fellowship that corresponds to  increase in registration fees, living cost, health expenditures and inflation. They were trying to make the government understand that “Science is driven by passion, Everything else requires money”. Their argument was clear, the money […]

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Ethics of Do-it-yourself Gene Editing: What is the ‘Right’ Question?

In most simplistic words, Gene editing refers to process by which genetically inherent traits (one that transfer from one generation to another generation) of an organism can be fiddled around using natural enzymes. The sophisticated scientific tools involved in gene editing were largely out of general public reach because of the specialised training involved. But […]

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