About 35% of the initial batches of INSPIRE faculty fellows now find themselves at the end of the road, with neither a job in hand nor any encouraging prospects.
It has become harder for scientists to be critical of the government, to spend money the government would otherwise give for ‘panchgavya’ research, to pay PhD students on time and to finish experiments on time.
If the world manages to keep warming by the century’s end below 1.5º C – an extremely ambitious target – over a third of the ice volume in Asia’s high mountains will still be lost.
Several scientists also admitted that they received subtle, and some not-so-subtle, hints from their senior colleagues to stay away from the march.
In 2005, India, Nepal and Bangladesh launched a joint kala azar elimination initiative to bring down the incidence to less than 1 case per 10,000 people by 2015. That goal has not been reached.
Scientists think there is a mismatch between the government’s rhetoric on bettering India’s research output and how much it is willing to spend for the cause.
“The quantum of profit for companies is higher [in medical camps], where they have independent access to captive patients and can push their products for treatment after diagnosis.”
In India, rotavirus infections kill 98,000 children every year. Kang has been working on determining how many cases are added each year and where, and their possible control.
Grassroots Innovation – Minds on the Margin are not Marginal Minds is a compendium of rural innovations encountered by Anil Gupta during his travels over the last couple of decades.
The safety review put out in the public domain has stoked skepticism in some quarters. Scientists want the government to publish the primary data and not just a review document.
The findings should shake Agra out of its complacency, especially if it prides itself as being home to an iconic monument that draws millions every year.
Neither national nor state health policies make any reference to rare genetic disorders despite 70 million Indians being afflicted with them.
The patent also covers the raw materials to make the drugs, which means it would allow the manufacturer to disrupt or stop exports of the raw materials from India.
Groundwater levels are falling in 30% of the basin’s aquifer system. But within 60%, access to potable groundwater is restricted by excessive salinity or arsenic.
The document doesn’t punish people who lay bad roads, doesn’t seem keen on protecting pedestrians and just doesn’t address how road accidents must be investigated.
The museum had been gifted to the country in 1972 by the then-PM Indira Gandhi, on India’s 25th anniversary of gaining independence.
Surface water is used for diverse purposes but the water’s quality is tested only to suit a few.
The three strains are adapted to cold temperatures but can multiply at up to 30 ºC, an international team of scientists from Europe has reported.
An unexpected – and not wholly unwelcome – surprise this year were the relatively bigger hikes for social-sector-related research.
“The matter of research integrity seems to be a problem of world-wide dimensions.”
The smart cities programme needs to reinvent its entire urban planning process even if only for the reason that it’s fallacious to assume creating assets makes a city smart.
India has been upgrading its highways since 2000 and yet deaths due to road accidents continue to rise at the rate of 9-10% each year.
Tardy progress in regulation or conservation of coastlines on the one hand, matched by prompt project clearances on the other have come to light in one of the few, if any, detailed assessment of coastal zone management in India. The assessment report, prepared by the Delhi-based think tank […]
Vaccine-derived polio viruses excreted by people with low immunity could lead to polio re-emergence in the post-eradication era, especially as there is currently no effective strategy to treat these patients.
A depletion in the population and diversity of bats — which save farmers in the US about $23 billion dollars a year by eating crop pests – will have a harmful effect on agricultural production in India
The venom of each species of cone snail contains over 1,000 different chemicals called conotoxins that form its deadly arsenal against prey.
Amidst the seemingly losing battle against the virus, recent research has kindled hopes over ‘designer antibodies’ engineered to elicit the immune response needed to beat the virus