Day: September 8, 2018

Kiran Bedi Vs Puducherry CM; This time its over desilting tanks

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi once again locked horns with Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy – this time over his statement on ‘Eri Sangams’ (Tank Users Association, a local community group). The Chief Minister on Thursday had said that it will not be proper to hand over disilting work of tanks to Eri Sangams, though the Lt […]

Brain cells can help people feel brave, deal with anxiety

Ever wondered why some people comfortably walk between skyscrapers on a high-wire while others freeze at the mere thought of climbing off escalators in a shopping mall? It could be the presence of a certain type of cells in the brain’s hippocampus, a study has found. The findings showed that neurons known as OLM cells […]

Wayanad farmers worry after mass death of earthworms in Kerala floods

The flood-battered north Kerala district of Wayanad is experiencing a strange phenomenon — mass death of earthworms in many parts of the hilly district known for its rich biodiversity and spice cultivation. Thousands of earthworms are emerging from the soil and perishing everyday, according to farmers and local residents. Agricultural and environmental scientists who visited […]

Kerala nuns hit the streets, demand action against accused bishop

A group of nuns took to the streets in Kerala’s Kochi on Saturday protesting the delay in action against Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal who is accused of sexually exploiting a nun. Holding placards and banners, the nuns, along with activists, staged a sit-in at the High Court junction in the city, saying they had been […]

Supermassive Black Hole Discovered in a Tiny Galaxy

Scientists have found a supermassive black hole (SBH) at the center of a tiny galaxy, according to a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The galaxy, called Fornax UCD3, belongs to a recently discovered, rare and unusual class of stellar systems known as ultracompact dwarfs (UCDs), which are populated by older stars. […]

The Woman Who Leads India’s “Manned Mission” To Space

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s first human space flights mission on a rocket built by ISRO on Independence Day, a widely-appreciated clause was his promise that it could be a “son or a daughter” who would take the Indian flag to outer space. At the Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO, a part […]

Qatar agrees abolition of exit visa system

  Qatar has approved legislation to scrap controversial exit visas which require all foreign workers to obtain their employers’ permission to leave the country, according to official statements published Tuesday. There are some two million foreign workers in Qatar, many employed directly or indirectly on vast infrastructure projects for the football World Cup, which will […]

Bengaluru To Host Aero India 2019, Confirms Centre After Row Over Venue

Aero India – Asia’s largest military aviation exhibition – will be held in Bengaluru in February next year, the government said today. The announcement comes weeks after controversy over reports that the prestigious air show hosted by Bengaluru for over two decades might be shifted out of the city. “The Government has decided to hold […]