Maruti Chitampalli, the ‘Rishi’ Who Taught Maharashtra To Read Forests

Reading Time: 6 minutes Maruti Chitampalli. Photo: Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya/YouTube. Nagpur: Many people understand ‘neer ksheer vivek‘ as a swan’s supposed ability to separate water from milk. The former forester Maruti Chitampalli busted this myth for Marathi readers. He said that the lotus stems are deep inside the water, and the swan dips its neck, tears that …

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ISRO’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle Could Be Ready by December 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes The ISRO logo at its headquarters in Bengaluru, June 2019. Photo: Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas. New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is expecting to launch its new Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) on its first test flight before December this year, according to reports. The Wire Science has reported earlier that the SSLV will primarily …

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How Ending Polio in Africa Has Had Positive Spinoffs for Public Health

Reading Time: 4 minutes A polio vaccination camp in Ethiopia. Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia/Flickr CC BY NC ND 2.0 Polio is a highly infectious disease. It’s caused by a virus that enters the body through the mouth. The virus then multiplies in the intestine and attacks the central nervous system – causing paralysis. Polio was one of the most dreaded …

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Arts, Not Medicine or Engineering, Most Popular Undergraduate Course in India: Survey

Reading Time: 3 minutes New Delhi: Even though the feeling has been that Indian students and their parents prefer that young students study science (especially medicine or engineering) in their undergraduate degrees, new data from the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) says that arts subjects are in fact the most popular. The survey says that 93.49 lakh students are enrolled …

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IISc Students Protest Sri Sri Talk on Campus for ‘Unscientific’ Views

Reading Time: 3 minutes New Delhi: ‘Art of Living’ founder Sri Sri Ravishankar’s visit to the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, sparked controversy this week with a section of students protesting that the spiritual leader’s proposed lecture would be seen as an endorsement of his “unscientific” views. According to multiple media reports, a petition was circulated by a …

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