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A man being testing for Covid 19 in a drive-through booth installed by a private laboratory at Sector 11, Chandigarh.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Chandigarh Covid-19 positivity rate highest in tricity, Mohali, P’kula carry out more tests

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2020 11:08 PM IST
With a Covid-19 positivity rate of 6%, the city is much ahead of Mohali with 1.9% and Panchkula with 1%
The scientific community has urged citizens to continue wearing masks, wash hands, and follow physical distancing protocols.(HT Photo)
The scientific community has urged citizens to continue wearing masks, wash hands, and follow physical distancing protocols.(HT Photo)

Scientists bust myths about ‘immunity-boosting’ substances in fighting Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 05:28 AM IST
Any substance is considered effective only after rigorous testing through randomised clinical trials with Covid-19 patients, and additional laboratory analyses, the scientists said.
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Corona highly mutational, outlives vaccine: Experts

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 12:32 AM IST
At a conference in Chandigarh Press Club, experts said therapy targeting host human protein instead of viral protein may help combat the virus
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Smart lights to be installed on black spots in Mohali: DC

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2019 01:07 AM IST
Deputy commissioner Girish Dayalan has directed the sub-divisional magistrates to form a joint team under their jurisdiction to identify the black spots and formulate and submit an action report within a week to prevent accidents on these spots
With the aim to encourage more girls to opt for engineering, maths and physics in higher studies, the Government has planned a coaching programme for Class IX to XII girls.(HT File (Representative Image))
With the aim to encourage more girls to opt for engineering, maths and physics in higher studies, the Government has planned a coaching programme for Class IX to XII girls.(HT File (Representative Image))

Government plans coaching programme for girl students

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 07:17 AM IST
The programme will have four main components – subject training, meeting role models, cultural training for parents, and fellowships to cover the cost.
Sudheshna Sinha is a professor at the department of physical sciences at the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Mohali, since 2009.(HT Photo)
Sudheshna Sinha is a professor at the department of physical sciences at the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Mohali, since 2009.(HT Photo)

Sudeshna Sinha is the woman who brought order in computing from chaos

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aakriti Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 05:10 PM IST
She came up with the revolutionary technique of chaos computing, which has the potential to create advanced generations of computing machines.
The new species venomous snake with a unique heat-sensing system found in a forest in West Kameng.(Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary/Facebook)
The new species venomous snake with a unique heat-sensing system found in a forest in West Kameng.(Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary/Facebook)

Unique new species of pit viper, with heat-sensing system found in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 08:09 PM IST
A more advanced, new species of reddish-brown pit viper has been found in the forests of the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. More sightings to give details on the species.
Research students from Indian Institute of science education and research Pune (IISER) protested against the arrest of 2000 research scholars in Delhi protested outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development's headquarters at IISER on Saturday.(Rahul Raut/ HT Photo)
Research students from Indian Institute of science education and research Pune (IISER) protested against the arrest of 2000 research scholars in Delhi protested outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development's headquarters at IISER on Saturday.(Rahul Raut/ HT Photo)

Arrest of scholars in Delhi: IISER research students threaten to protest on Pune roads

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 02:56 PM IST
Research students from the Indian institute of science education and research (IISER), Pune held a protest and a candle march at the institute on Saturday
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

IITs, IISERs to mentor nearby schools in science and maths: Minister

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2019 09:25 AM IST
Highlighting the importance of subjects like science, mathematics, engineering and technology in the 21st century, he said it is vital to foster research tendency among students right from the primary schools.
Silent march by research scholars of IISER for hike in their fellowship at IISER campus in Pune on October 3, 2018.(HT PHOTO)
Silent march by research scholars of IISER for hike in their fellowship at IISER campus in Pune on October 3, 2018.(HT PHOTO)

Research scholars of IISER, Pune and CSIR-NCL strike over Phd grant: Meeting scheduled on November 6

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 04:32 PM IST
The protests which ensued in several parts of the country recently saw a large demonstration in Delhi, with 1,000 PhD scholars coming together to demand a hike in fellowship.
Professor Jayant Udgaonkar says fellowship granting bodies need to be more efficient.(HT PHOTO)
Professor Jayant Udgaonkar says fellowship granting bodies need to be more efficient.(HT PHOTO)

Science outreach programmes soon in higher education institutes, says Jayant B Udgaonkar, director, IISER

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 03:07 PM IST
Says that we need to make sure that bright students of the country are not dissuaded from conducting research in India because of money.
Students of MIT college perform an experiment on Laser in the Physics lab on Thursday. The book, Bharatiya Vidya Saar, claims that Rigveda accurately mentions the speed of light.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Students of MIT college perform an experiment on Laser in the Physics lab on Thursday. The book, Bharatiya Vidya Saar, claims that Rigveda accurately mentions the speed of light.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

Is inclusion of book on ancient Indian science, Bharatiya Vidya Saar, in engineering course acceptable?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 02:45 PM IST
Pune students, professors and scientists have varied opinions
Officials from AICTE said the book has references as well.(Pic for representation)
Officials from AICTE said the book has references as well.(Pic for representation)

Online petition hits out at book endorsed by AICTE

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2018 12:27 AM IST
Calling all experiments in the book “conspiracy theories”, experts said AICTE was endorsing pseudoscientific claims about supposed inventions of ancient India
Scientists and researchers seem to point in the direction of heat/thermal management on the device and also high usage of devices these days.(HT Photo)
Scientists and researchers seem to point in the direction of heat/thermal management on the device and also high usage of devices these days.(HT Photo)

Pune’s IISER and US varsity connect to ensure your smartphone battery will never blow up again

By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 05:11 PM IST
Research to also ensure longer battery life, reducing the need to charge at regular intervals
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