Expert Column # Media

Demonetisation and 2017, What Lies In The Days To Come

Demonetisation is a double edged process. At one stroke, tax evaders and other scrupulous people were dealt with a lethal blow. On the other, however, the gains would be fully realised only when faith in currency is restored through various supportive steps.

Coverage # Media

The Future of Science And Technology in India

With DST enabling multiple changes through various steps, Science and technology in India is entering a new era where quality R&D will go to new heights.

Coverage # Media

Science Express Train- To cover 34 cities in India

Science Express is a unique mobile science exhibition displayed on a 16 coach AC train which has been custom made and built by the Indian Railways for the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Launched first in 2007, it has already completed eight tours of the country, travelling 14,2000 km and exhibiting at 455 different stations in India. Science Express also made its way into the Limca Book of Records six times for being the longest running and the most visited mobile science exhibition....

Facts

7 facts about Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

India has been moving at such a fast pace in the area of space, all thanks to the hard working scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). ISRO’s work has won India appreciation on a global level and has been a source of immense pride for every Indian! Founded in 1969, ISRO has never looked back and has surpassed some great expectations. Let us take a look at 7 interesting facts about ISRO: Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan With its Moon and Mars mission, in 2008 and 2014 respectively,...

Interviews

Mining of polymetallic nodules in the Indian Ocean

In conversation with Dr. G. A. Ramadass, Group Head, Scientist-G, Deep Sea Technologies Group, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT). In an exclusive interview, Dr. Ramadass talks about India’s plans to mine polymetallic nodules in the Indian Ocean. Major nations are looking to the oceans for mineral and fuel reserves as reserves on land deplete fast. Dr. Ramadass sheds light on the process of analysing data on mineral deposits in the Indian ocean. G’nY: How beneficial will mining...

Interviews

The Search and Rescue Aid Tool to save life and property at Sea

In Conversation with Dr. S C Shenoi, Head, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) With 28 years of research experience ocean sciences, Dr. Shenoi has revolutionized India's traditional views of ocean-atmosphere coupling, apart from making an enormous contribution towards the livelihood enhancement of fisherpeople by presenting to them information related to potential fishing zones, not to mention being the forerunner in the development of India's first and only tsunami...

Coverage # Disaster Events

Cyclonic Storm ‘Nada’ weakening as it approaches the Indian Coast

The cyclonic storm “Nada” over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards on December 1 with a speed of about 12 kmph, weakened into a deep depression and lay centred at 11:30 AM near Latitude 10.6ºN and Longitude 81.2ºE over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 290 km south-southeast of Chennai, 210 km southeast of Puducherry and 220 km north of Trincomalee (Srilanka). The system is very likely to continue to move west-northwestward, weaken further gradually into a depression during next...

Expert Column

What is Gender? It is equally ‘male’ contrary to popular understanding

The word " gender " is in currency these days! Let us understand what we mean by it. We often hear boys being admonished for crying or girls being chided for climbing a tree or flying a kite because ‘boys do not cry’ or ‘girls do not climb trees or fly kites’.  Interesting these boys and girls had already done what they are not supposed to do – before being told that it is wrong! When the queen of Jhansi fought the British, she becomes mardani – masculine (khub ladi mardani woh to Jhansi...

Coverage

On Thin Ice: Arctic, Antarctic and the Himalayas

The melting of snow in the Arctic and Antarctic due to global warming and climate change is reported frequently. However, the melting of the Himalayan glaciers goes largely unreported, even though more people are impacted. Anomalies in temperatures, global cryosphere and sea level rise are the driving factors for negative impact on global conveyor belt at the three poles of the Earth. This phenomenon was explained with substantial data by Dr. A L Ramanathan, a Professor of Environmental Geology, Hydrogeochemistry,...

Expert Column

Arguments of the Absurd and the Way Forward

Undoubtedly, demonetisation of currencies of certain denomination would not eradicate black economy in the country. The latter does not exist separately and distinctly from the white economy. You buy a house from me for two crore, if you register for one crore, you save on stamp duty and other taxes. I also pay less on various accounts and get one crore as black money in cash. It is difficult for a government agency to catch us when we are transacting. In a few months, I dispose the money off through...