Some of the observations and remedies to ensure the country’s “well-being”, according to papers submitted under the ‘Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences’ section at the 105th Indian Science Congress.
First started in 2012, the Women Science Congress is in its seventh edition despite repeated calls from the women scientific community that it be scrapped.
This comes weeks after the government sent a note asking senior leaders and government functionaries to stay away from events planned to mark 60 years in exile of the Dalai Lama.
The annual event, which is on the Prime Minister’s calendar in January every year, was postponed last month for the first time in its more than a 100-year history.
Anticipating protests from students of Osmania University, where the 105th edition of the event was to be held from January 3-7, the university expressed its inability to host due to “disturbances on its campus and other reasons”.
Over the years, DAE has notched over half a dozen patents for water purification and desalination to meet what is considered a major requirement in India.
Last month, journalist Adrian Levy, working for the Centre for Public Integrity in Washington, reported that a “secret nuclear facility” was being created at Challakere amid concerns over safety from some of the local population.
“Nearly 10 per cent of the contribution in the ITER project is from India. This will help in leapfrogging India’s nuclear fusion programme,’’ former ISRO chairman K Kasturirangan said Sunday.
Addressing the 103rd Indian Science Congress in Mysuru, he also said he was encouraging greater scientific collaboration between central and state institutions and agencies as part of cooperative federalism.
Narasimha said while many institutes claimed that history of science was of no value, it was important in many different ways.
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