NASA reveals that air pollution over China has gone down since the coronavirus outbreak

A recent satellite image released by NASA shows that there is a dramatic fall in pollution over China due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The reduction in NO2 pollution was first visible near Wuhan, the city at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, according to NASA scientists, but eventually spread across the country. […]

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What is Atal Bhujal Yojana?

The per capita water availability in the country is reducing due to the increase in population. The average annual per capita water availability in the years 2001 and 2011 was assessed as 1816 cubic meters and 1545 cubic meters respectively which may further reduce to 1486 cubic meters, 1367 cubic meters, 1282 cubic meters and […]

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Science Communication Podcast at IGCLA

This podcast was recorded at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. The views of the speaker are completely personal and are not linked to any organization. He is aPhD student at Clinic for Pediatric Kidney, Liver & Metabolic Diseases, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. He has done his M.B.B.S. from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher […]

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COESHA – A healthcare startup.

COESHA is a healthcare startup that is founded by an IIT Chennai graduate – Anup Kumar Bala and a 4th-year IISER Pune BS-MS student – Vikash Kumar. Although over the years we read a lot about IIT students getting into startups it is also very refreshing to see a science graduate embarking on the journey […]

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Understanding gravity by a physicist’s scientific way rather than HRD minister’s non-scientific way

This post has its origin in the recent statement by the Indian MHRD minister (this ministry controls and provides funds to most higher education institutions in India) that gravity was mentioned much before Newton in ancient Indian astronomical texts. Now while politicians have their ways of making statements that walk the thin line between truth […]

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Agritech startups in India

India has entered that era where innovation is the word of the day. Almost as if in cohesion, the widespread emergence of start-ups has been the standout feature of this new era of ‘Make in India’. All sectors have been heavily impacted by this new wave of innovation. Agriculture is no different. The Indian economy […]

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