Microbiologists Create Microbial Artworks in ASM’s 4th Agar Art Contest

Microbiologists Create Microbial Artworks in ASM’s 4th Agar Art Contest

Agar Art has been gaining momentum amongst the science fraternity these days. So much so that, the American Society for Microbiology created an Agar Art Contest to showcase this artist ability of microbiologists and students studying microbiology. ASM announced the winners of their 4th annual Agar Art contest which saw some phenomenal artworks created using living, growing microbes ‘painted’ on agar. What is it? An annual event hosted by the American Society of Microbiology where the…

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8 Women in UPSC Top 25

8 Women in UPSC Top 25

This year’s UPSC result is out and as always it offers of tale excellence, hard work, perseverance, and determination. However, one thing that has created history this time, is the success of the women candidates. As many as 8 women candidates have broken into the top 25 rankings. From the mother of a four-year-old who bagged the second rank, to a bank officer who refused a lucrative job offer in London to pursue her UPSC…

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Virginia’s Top Science Award honours 2 Indian-Americans

Virginia’s Top Science Award honours 2 Indian-Americans

Indian-Americans are a force to reckon with in STEM fields. This was again proved when two Indian-American researchers bagged Virginia’s top science award. The award which honors the academic excellence and entrepreneurial spirit of Virginians in STEM careers choose to felicitate Arun J Sanyal and Parthik Naidu for their contribution and deep commitment towards the betterment of human health globally. They were among 6 people selected by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for the 2018 Outstanding…

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CII Event Recognizes Emerging Entrepreneurs

CII Event Recognizes Emerging Entrepreneurs

The recently concluded  Southern Region Emerging Entrepreneurs Award recognized budding entrepreneurs like the founder and CEO of Cygni Mr. Venkal Rajaraman, B Vijaya Raghavan – MD of BS Apparel of Tiruppur, Kushant Uppal- the founder of Intelizon Energy. The CII event stressed on the necessity of innovative approaches to deal with potential problems of life. Hence, the awardees were chosen from influential fields like energy space (Cygni Energy and Intelizon Energy) and apparel clothing (BS Apparel…

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Meet the Braveheart Children Of India: 2018 National Bravery Award

Meet the Braveheart Children Of India: 2018 National Bravery Award

India will honor its Bravehearts children this Republic Day. This year, the National Bravery Award will be bestowed upon 18 Bravehearts who have shown extreme courage. Of this 7 are girls and the rest 11 are boys. All of them, except the 3 posthumous awardees will receive their medallion from the President Ramnath Kovind and be a part of the Republic Day Parade. Here’s an insight into these Bravehearts’ life Karanbeer Singh of Ganguwal, Amritsar  This…

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Indu Malhotra to be First Woman Judge in Supreme Court Directly from Bar

Indu Malhotra to be First Woman Judge in Supreme Court Directly from Bar

Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra will be the first woman lawyer to be directly elevated from the Bar to the Supreme Court as a judge. Her name was cleared unanimously by the Supreme Court Collegium which met recently. The five-member Collegium, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, also recommended elevation of Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph to the Supreme Court. The elevation of Malhotra…

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India Rises as Innovation Hotspot in Asia

India Rises as Innovation Hotspot in Asia

India ranks 60th out of 127 countries on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 as compared to 66th rank on GII 2016. In order to make India an innovation-driven economy, the NITI Aayog, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) together launched a mega initiative “India Innovation Index”. In a written reply to a Lok Sabha question, Minister of State (HRD), Dr Satya Pal Singh said that this initiative…

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India has the World’s Third Largest Startup Base

India has the World’s Third Largest Startup Base

India has the world’s third largest startup base – NASSCOM report and product startup showcase at NPC2017 Markets for Indian innovations are emerging overseas and locally, in sectors ranging from e-commerce and banking to manufacturing and healthcare. The product mindset is augmenting India’s traditional services strengths, with startups emerging in IoT, AI, VR, analytics, blockchain, e-health and other sectors. NASSCOM’s annual Product Conclave, held in Bengaluru, is a regular draw for product innovators in large corporates and…

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IIT Team Gets Award for Startup

IIT Team Gets Award for Startup

A team of Indian Institute of Techonology (IIT) Delhi researchers was awarded the startups national award 2017 by the technology development board for creating a technology that protects against air pollutants and minimises the risk of respiratory diseases. The team includes faculty members professor Manjeet Jassal and professor Ashwini K Agrawal, alumni Sanjeev Jain, Prateek Sharma, Tushar Vyas and a student Jatin Kewlani. The device –‘Nasofilters’ -is a Nano-respiratory filter, which is ready for commercialisation…

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JNU Wins Visitor’s Award for Best Central University

JNU Wins Visitor’s Award for Best Central University

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been identified as the best central university in the country for the ‘Visitor’s Award’ this year. President Pranab Mukherjee will handover the award to vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar on March 6. This is the third edition of the awards which were instituted in 2015 to promote healthy competition amongst universities. Dr Deepak Pant of Himachal University has won the Visitor’s Award for innovation and Professor Shyam Sundar of BHU and…

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