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Women's Day: Why astrophysicist Prajval Shastri believes that gender discrimination must not be perpetuated at institutions by teachers 

Prajval Shastri, an astrophysicist speaks about gender bias in the academic institutions especially in the field of Science and her love for research, why she pursued astrophysics and much more 

Published on 6th March 2021
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IIT Madras' student campaign is helping school girls explore unconventional careers like astronomy. Here's how

She Can, a campaign by the students of IIT Madras, was launched on January 3. It has reached out to almost 450 women until now. 

Published on 8th February 2021
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The Bill Drayton interview: The story behind how the Ashoka Fellowship was created after a roadtrip to India

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public was initiated to nurture people social entrepreneurs and doers because it is with their empathy that they change the world. Founder Bill Drayton talks to us about it

Published on 19th January 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: When mankind sent a probe to Saturn's moon Titan and it landed successfully!

In today's #TBT, we talk about The Huygens Probe which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan and the information it relayed back is still being analysed and studied by scientists. Read on...
 

Published on 14th January 2021
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We are challenging nature fundamentally: In conversation with Infosys Prize winner Prof Arindam Ghosh and Prof Srinivas Kulkarni

Scientific temper has changed since the pandemic hit. More people are interested in it and more people know about scientists. The news is talking about them. But does this really help?

Published on 29th December 2020
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It is important to inculcate scientific temper in the younger generation: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu

Underlining the importance of studying basic science, he said India has a rich heritage from the ancient times, in astronomy and mathematics

Published on 29th December 2020
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Researchers detect radio signals from exoplanet system 51 light-years away, might just prove existence of alien life 

If confirmed through follow-up observations, this radio detection opens up a new window on exoplanets and provides a novel way to examine alien worlds that are tens of light-years away

Published on 18th December 2020
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Attention space buffs: NASA is all set to unveil an 'exciting' Moon discovery today

The US space agency said the discovery from Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will be unveiled at a media teleconference at 12 pm EDT (9.30 pm India time) on Monday

Published on 26th October 2020
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Take a walk through the stars: Why you'll love PAAC's informative webinars on astronomy

Atul Bhat, a Physics lecturer and a prominent member of the Poornaprajna Amateur Astronomers Club, about their recent webinars for amateur astronomers and school kids

Published on 13th September 2020
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Want to become an astrologer? Now, you can sign up for a variety of courses at this Astrological Research Institute 

Student applications have already begun from July 20. The institute in total offers three courses — Basic Astrology, Predictive Nadi Astrology and Advance Astrology

Published on 27th July 2020
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How this e-learning platform on Astronomy can answer all your questions about the universe

Shweta Kulkarni, the first Indian woman to become an RAS fellow speaks about her e-learning platform that focuses primarily on Astronomy and educates people of all the age groups 

Published on 19th July 2020
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Knowledge of Sanskrit, ancient wisdom essential to achieve Aatmanirbhar Bharat: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Pokhriyal said there is a need to sensitise the youth about the significance of the Sanskrit language and the wealth of knowledge that has been left behind in it

Published on 19th July 2020
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'Ring of fire' solar eclipse tomorrow, coincides with summer solstice in Northern hemisphere

People living in Anupgarh, Suratgarh, Sirsa, Jakhal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Dehradun, Tapowan and Joshimath will be able to see the annular phase, rest of India can witness a partial eclipse

Published on 20th June 2020
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Milky Way Galaxy may be home to 36 active intelligent civilisations other than us, says study

They calculate that there could be over 30 active communicating intelligent civilizations in our home Galaxy," the university said in a press release, summing up the research

Published on 16th June 2020
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Naming a star after your loved one during the lockdown? Here's why it's a bad idea to do this online

A lot of online services these days let you name a star after you or your loved ones. They also send you the star's location and a certificate  

Published on 12th May 2020

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