Indians frantically search for peacock mating data after judge’s remark

Indians frantically search for peacock mating data after judge’s remark

2017-06-01T16:50:39+00:00 On

Comments by a High Court judge on the odd mating habits of peacocks has given rise to a frenzy of searches on Google from citizens curious to know more about the subject. From practically nothing, the number of searches on the topic…

Facebook restores world’s biggest page for Atheists after outcry

Facebook restores world’s biggest page for Atheists after outcry

2017-05-11T10:09:16+00:00 On

Facebook has restored ‘Atheist Republic’, by far the biggest page operated by the Atheist community on any social media network, after it was shut down using ‘mass reporting’ by religious people. The move followed a big outcry among atheists and free-speech advocates…

Worried about your diet? Try CSE’s new online interactive tool

Worried about your diet? Try CSE’s new online interactive tool

2016-09-20T14:58:27+00:00 On

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has launched an online interactive tool to help people know about their food and dietary habits. “What we eat affects our health. But most of us do not know what we eat and how it affects our…

Glenmark Pharma discovers potential new anti-cancer drug

Glenmark Pharma discovers potential new anti-cancer drug

2016-09-06T15:47:01+00:00 On

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said its overseas subsidiary has discovered a molecule that can potentially be used in targeting even difficult-to-treat lung cancer and colorectal cancer. The GBR 1372 molecule was discovered in the pharma company’s Swiss laboratory and that the company plans to…

US FDA updates warning against widespread use of fluoroquinolones

US FDA updates warning against widespread use of fluoroquinolones

2016-08-26T15:55:48+00:00 On

The US Food & Drug Administration issued a warning against casual usage of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, arguably the most widely used broad-spectrum antibiotic in India. USFDA advised that the side effects caused by the use of fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs would outweigh the benefits for patients…

Uflex develops technology to cut papaya packaging, transportation costs

Uflex develops technology to cut papaya packaging, transportation costs

2016-08-26T11:47:48+00:00 On

Uflex, one of India’s biggest manufacturers of plastic packing, said it successfully performed flexfresh liner bag trials to determine the possible shelf life extension for Papaya. The trials were jointly performed with Perfotec — company which develops technology to extend the shelf…

Ayush ministry signs MOU with US Pharmacopeial to strengthen traditional medicine

Ayush ministry signs MOU with US Pharmacopeial to strengthen traditional medicine

2016-08-24T17:08:23+00:00 On

Ministry of Ayush, government of India signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with United States Pharmacopeial Convention for cooperation in the field of traditional medicine. The aim is to promote the safety, quality and integrity of traditional medicines and botanical dietary supplements,…

Admins of Kerala Facebook group face death threats over anti-religious posts

Admins of Kerala Facebook group face death threats over anti-religious posts

2016-04-28T21:30:16+00:00 On

The administration panel of Kerala’s biggest anti-superstition and rationalist Facebook groups has come under death threats for prompting believers to desert the Islamic faith. The blog, named Mujahir 2015, is written in Malayalam, the language spoken in Kerala. “Those who insult the…

India’s largest parody religion calls ‘believers’ to mega congregation

India’s largest parody religion calls ‘believers’ to mega congregation

2016-03-22T14:15:09+00:00 On

Dinkoism, India’s largest parody religion, is holding its first ‘mega congregation’ this Sunday at Calicut in the southern state of Kerala. The religion was floated after rationalists and science activists — tired of holding ‘logical’ arguments with religious fanatics about everything from…

MIT to help build LIGO gravitational observatory in India

MIT to help build LIGO gravitational observatory in India

2016-03-10T16:28:46+00:00 On

The Government of India has given in-principle approval for setting up Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in India at a cost of Rs 105 cr (Rs 1.05 bln). “The LIGO-India project will establish a state-of-the-art gravitational wave observatory on the Indian…

Two-thirds of Indians could see temperature rise by over 2 degrees due to climate change

Two-thirds of Indians could see temperature rise by over 2 degrees due to climate change

2015-12-01T13:14:26+00:00 On

The impact of climate change on India would be more drastic than on many countries, according to a new paper released today by IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Gandhinagar and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). The country would need over $1…