Scientists identify earliest known animal 558 million years ago

A new study has revealed that the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record lived 558 million years ago The study published on Thursday in the journal Science said that scientists have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil of an o

22 Sep 2018, 12:04 AM IST

Martian dust storm clearing over Opportunity rover: NASA

A global dust storm that enshrouded Mars halting operations for NASAs Opportunity rover continues to abate, raising scientists hopes to hear back from the 15yearold, solarpowered
18 Sep 2018, 09:25 AM IST

NASA decodes hazards of human spaceflight to Mars

In a bid to make an organised effort to overcome the obstacles that lie before a human journey to Mars, NASA has decoded some hazards that astronauts can encounter on a continual b
11 Sep 2018, 11:47 PM IST

AI robots could develop prejudice on their own

Artificially intelligent machines could demonstrate prejudice by simply identifying, copying and learning this behaviour from one another, according to a study Researchers from Car
07 Sep 2018, 11:49 PM IST

Towering hexagonal vortex spotted on Saturn

Scientists have discovered a unique hexagonal vortex on Saturns North Pole a towering atmospheric structure of whirling fluids that spans hundreds of kilometres in height The Cass
07 Sep 2018, 12:30 AM IST

Satellites more at risk from solar wind than space storm

Satellites are more likely to be at risk from highspeed solar wind than a major geomagnetic storm, according to a study Researchers, including those from British Antarctic Survey,
06 Sep 2018, 12:30 AM IST

World's oldest cheese found in 3,000-year-old Egyptian tomb

Researchers have found the worlds most ancient solid cheese in a 3,200yearold Egyptian tomb, as well as evidence of a potentially deadly disease
18 Aug 2018, 01:45 AM IST

Fixed dose drug combinations

An expert panel formed by an apex advisory board on drugs to review the safety, efficacy and therapeutic justification of 349 fixed dose combination FDC medicines, which were banne
31 Jul 2018, 12:20 AM IST

National Mission for Manuscripts

In 2003, National Mission for Manuscripts NMM, a Mission mode Project, was launched by the Ministry of Culture for documentation, conservation, preservation and digitization of man
29 Jul 2018, 11:23 PM IST

Coal-Based Methanol

The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical Fertilizers, Mansukh L Mandaviya, recently informed the Lok Sabha that NITI Aayog has set up an apex c
29 Jul 2018, 04:11 AM IST

What's a GMO

A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or tra
28 Jul 2018, 04:03 AM IST

Main features of Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

Parliament on July 25 passed a bill that seeks to prevent big economic offenders like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi from fleeing the country and evading the legal process The Fugitiv
27 Jul 2018, 03:20 AM IST

Privilege motion

Congress Party on July 24 moved a breach of privilege notice in the Lok Sabha against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, alleging that they were
26 Jul 2018, 03:44 AM IST

National Health Mission

The National Health Mission represents Indias flagship health sector programme making the Health For All vision a reality In its innate success lies the future of a healthy India r
25 Jul 2018, 02:53 AM IST


Over two lakh posts of Anganwadi staff are lying vacant in the country with Bihar alone accounting for 53,000, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday In a written repl
24 Jul 2018, 03:31 AM IST

Sebi rules for boards of listed companies

Reliance Industries, Infosys, TCS and Bharti Airtel are among the 291 listed companies that will have to appoint a nonexecutive chairperson on their boards by April 1, 2020 to comp
23 Jul 2018, 04:18 AM IST

Appointment of apex court judges

The Supreme Court Collegium has reiterated its recommendation to elevate Justice K M Joseph, the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, to the Supreme Court The top court collegi
22 Jul 2018, 02:30 AM IST

Status of Lokpal

Lokpal has jurisdiction over all Members of Parliament and central government employees in cases of corruption Lokayuktas are similar to the Lokpal, but function on a state level
21 Jul 2018, 01:52 AM IST

Articles 25 and 26

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said women have the constitutional right to enter Sabarimala temple in Kerala and pray like men without being discriminated against
20 Jul 2018, 03:20 AM IST

Priority sector lending

Housing loans of up to Rs 35 lakh, for dwellings costing less than Rs 45 lakh, will be treated as priority sector lending PSL to give a fillip to the lowcost segment, the Reserve B
19 Jul 2018, 03:15 AM IST

National Register of Citizens

Even as the deadline for publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens NRC in Assam inches closer, a civil society group on Friday demanded extension of the timef
18 Jul 2018, 03:13 AM IST

Effects of PM 2.5

Nearly 15,000 people died prematurely in Delhi due to pollution by fine particulate matter in 2016, according to a new study which ranked the national capital third in a list of ci
17 Jul 2018, 02:41 AM IST

Artificial Photosynthesis

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Lockheed Martin, and NanoRacks all love talking about how they want to colonise space But there are obviously a few of logistical issues, including how to pr
16 Jul 2018, 12:27 AM IST

What is SWIFT system?

The United States is pressuring the European Union and a global electronic banking system to expel Iranian banks from a network used to transfer money, another step in Western effo
15 Jul 2018, 03:54 AM IST

Fracking basics

The Republic of Ireland has become the fourth European country and European Union EU member to ban onshore fracking
14 Jul 2018, 03:10 AM IST

What’s it like to go cave diving?

Three days ago, all 12 members of a boys football team and their coach were rescued, after being trapped in a cave in Thailand for 18 days The Thai navy Seals, who have been runnin
13 Jul 2018, 04:26 AM IST

Punishment for rape in India

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed pleas filed by three out of the four convicts seeking review of its verdict upholding the death penalty awarded to them in the sensational Dec
12 Jul 2018, 02:56 AM IST

What is Section 377 ?

The Supreme Court on Tuesday commenced a crucial hearing on a clutch of petitions seeking decriminalisation of consensual sex between two adults of the same gender A fivejudge Cons
11 Jul 2018, 02:25 AM IST

Phases of clinical trials

Clinical trials are a kind of clinical research designed to evaluate and test new interventions such as psychotherapy or medications Clinical trials are often conducted in four pha
10 Jul 2018, 03:13 AM IST

Environment goals

The contributions that each individual country should make in order to achieve the worldwide goal are determined by all countries individually and called nationally determined cont
08 Jul 2018, 10:52 PM IST

Strait of Hormuz

The head of Irans Revolutionary Guards has stated that their forces are ready to follow through with the threat to close the strategical waterway linking Middle East crude producer
08 Jul 2018, 04:18 AM IST


Railways has said hereafter they will accept soft copies of Aadhaar and driving licence provided they are in your DigiLocker Railways, according to the PTI report, has sent a missi
07 Jul 2018, 04:00 AM IST

Unsecured loans

On July 5, PTI reported that unsecured bank loans had grown four times the bank credit during the past three years, helped by a rise in discretionary spending, technologydriven dis
06 Jul 2018, 03:51 AM IST

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cells may potentially be used as a "one-and-done" approach to restore function in people with heart-failure, a study has found. Reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology, t
05 Jul 2018, 03:14 AM IST

GLOBE Observer

NASA has invited citizen scientists to help them track mosquitos known to carry and spread diseases like Zika, West Nile Virus and malaria to create new forecast models that can pr
04 Jul 2018, 03:01 AM IST

Red Corner Notice

Interpol has issued a red corner notice (RCN) against fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi after the CBI requested this in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore fraud on Punjab Natio
03 Jul 2018, 02:24 AM IST

Scientific literacy

Scientific literacy implies that a person can identify scientific issues underlying national and local decisions and express positions that are scientifically and technologically i
02 Jul 2018, 12:18 AM IST