2021 >> Jan

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Science and Society
People

Dr. Basudeb Gupta

January 10, 2021
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Swarna Jayanti Fellow’s study could help understand how neutrinos play a role in star explosions

 

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Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty

January 10, 2021
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Indian researcher selected for prestigious international funding award

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Dr. Ranjana Jaiswara

January 10, 2021
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The research by the Inspire Faculty Fellow, will help understand evolutionary relationships among nearly 140 species of field crickets from India 

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Dr. Sandeep Eswarappa

January 10, 2021
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Swarnajayanti Fellow may provide new genetic treatment for thalassemia, duchenne muscular dystrophy, haemophilia

People

Dr. Siddhesh Ghag

January 10, 2021
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DST INSPIRE Faculty fellow working to develop improved disease-resistant banana plants

People

Dr. Rajesh V. Nair

January 10, 2021
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SwarnaJayanti Fellow working towards decoding light emission down to single photon for improving quantum technologies

People

DRDO Salutes the Contributions of Venerable Prof Roddam Narasimha

January 10, 2021
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He was a visionary who contributed immensely towards shaping the aerospace development in India

Awards

Dr. Carolina Araujo

January 10, 2021
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Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2020 awarded to Dr Carolina Araujo from Brazil

Event

50 years of the Department of Science and Technology (DST)

January 10, 2021
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Webinar organized on DST Golden Jubilee Discourse Series

Discoveries and Innovations
Biomedical Science

A new treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa

January 10, 2021
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Research shows the possibility for a cure for the progressively irreversible retinal degenerative disease which causes partial or complete blindness

Engineering Science

Addressing groundwater crisis in South India

January 10, 2021
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Researchers report increasing dependence on groundwater after frequent droughts as the cause for the alarming decrease in groundwater levels

Engineering Science

Measuring evaporation efficiently

January 10, 2021
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A new device that could measure the rate of evaporation of a local area within a couple of minutes.

Engineering Science

New wastewater recycling system

January 10, 2021
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The study demonstrate that decentralised wastewater treatment systems can be economically put into practice in

Material Science

Enhancing power output of piezoelectric materials

January 10, 2021
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Piezoelectric materials can be used in floor tiles to generate electricity from human walking, or on roads

Biochemistry

High-efficiency rapid Hepatitis B diagnostic test

January 10, 2021
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Researchers develop an ultra-sensitive rapid diagnostic test that circumvents the sensitivity gap

Atmospheric Science

Increased incidents of high rainfall in the Himalayan foothills explained

January 10, 2021
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The study highlighted the crucial role of the aerosol direct radiative effect on high precipitation events over the Himalayan region

Astrophysics

Shedding light on mechanism of solar flares

January 10, 2021
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The research provides the first evidence of significant number of plasma blobs along with the current sheet in the wake of a solar flare that could help delve deeper into solar flares

Nanotechnology

Harvesting drinking water from air

January 10, 2021
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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have developed novel materials

Synthetic Biology

Boost for protein production in cyanobacteria

January 10, 2021
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Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have developed a set of promoters that can boost protein production

Polymer Technology

Eco-friendly packaging material from cucumber peels

January 10, 2021
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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur have developed cellulose nanocrystals from cucumber peels with high cellulose content

Synthetic Biology

A turmeric-based anti-cancer drug

January 10, 2021
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A significant boost in efforts to find better anti-cancer drugs

Genetics

New therapy for tonsil cancer

January 10, 2021
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A study on the whole genome methylation profile for tonsil cancer was recently undertaken on a subset of the northeast India population.

Botany

Novel species of Muraingrass in the Western Ghats of Goa

January 10, 2021
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The species has adapted to survive harsh conditions, low nutrient availability, and blossoms every monsoon

Biotechnology

Injectable hydrogel from spirulina

January 10, 2021
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A water-soluble polysaccharide found in edible red seaweeds and a pigmented protein called C-phycocyanin found in spirulina

Biotechnology

Boosting rice production

January 10, 2021
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A new method to assess the genetic quality of the seeds that are used in their production

Biochemistry

Ultrasensitive biosensors

January 10, 2021
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Researchers from the IIT Bombay present a theoretical method to quantify and improve the sensitivity of biosensors