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Pune: Few takers for SPPU’s intellectual property rights funds, Rs 26.91 lakh spent in last 10 years
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

For filing and processing IPRs, patenting and related formalities, the university allocates a sum of Rs 10 lakh for each academic year. Recently, the budget was revised to Rs 20 lakh per academic year.

IMD: Winter over in Maharashtra, day temperatures set to rise more
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Last week, day temperatures rose to such an extent that some pockets in Konkan experienced heat wave-like conditions. Dahanu, Vengurla, Ratnagiri and Mumbai were among the hottest places along the coast, where temperatures soared to 38 degrees Celsius.

Largest cave fish found in Meghalaya: International study with Pune scientist finds mention in Mann ki Baat
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Referring to the recently-concluded COP13 Convention on Migratory Species held in Gandhinagar, the Prime Minister announced that India will chair the convention for the next three years.

Explained: Why a mission to make Maharashtra villages drought-free has been shelved
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Launched in December 2014 after Maharashtra experienced consecutive droughts, Jalyukta Shivar aimed at rolling out measures that could potentially mitigate water scarcity in the most drought-prone villages in a systematic manner.

‘More direct sun, depleting levels of soil moisture increased frequency of hot days’
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Besides warming trends recorded globally, the scientists also pointed out the depleting moisture levels in soils, noted particularly in the last two or three decades of the 20th century.

Explained: Eyes on the Sun, how ISRO is preparing for its next giant leap in space
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Explained: The ISRO is preparing to send its first scientific expedition to study the Sun. Named Aditya-L1, the mission, expected to be launched early next year, will observe the Sun from a close distance.

Discovery Of World’s Largest Cave Fish In Meghalaya: ‘Flooding in caves, rich fauna made fish grow to 40 cm’
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

“This fish, Tor putitora, is commonly found in the rivers that flow along the foothills of the Himalayas. But we still do not know how it landed up in caves in Meghalaya,” said Neelesh Dahanukar, co-author and researcher from IISER, Pune.

‘India setting up a national framework of climate services…identification of priority areas underway,’ says Filipe Lucio
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

WMO is working towards providing seamless provisions for weather and climate services to the world, both on short- and long-term basis.

A warm January 2020: the records in India, world
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

In India, January 2020 was the second warmest since 1919 in terms of average minimum temperatures, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data dating back to 1901.

Maharashtra: As civic bodies sit on Heat Action Plan, heatwave cases on the rise
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

A senior official from the state government said on Friday that municipal corporations in Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Gondia and Wardha were yet to introduce this plan, which was approved in the summer of 2018.

Countries have the responsibility of remaining prepared with climate mitigation plans: Senior WB official
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Bucher was speaking on ‘Climate Information for Risk Screening’ organised as part of the sixth International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS) at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune.

India to work on issuing decadal climate predictions
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

All required research for this soon-to-be-launched programme will be carried out by scientists at IITM while later works will also be shared by India Meteorological Department (IMD) and National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast (NCMRWF).

Pune: Cluster-based beekeeping project proposed, govt to set up 100 clusters by March 2021
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

A proposal in the matter has been finalised under the Centre’s ambitious National Beekeeping Honey Mission (NBHM) during Union Minister for MSME Nitin Gadkari’s recent visit to Pune-based Central Bee Research and Training Institute (CBRTI).

System that predicts air quality 72 hrs in advance developed
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

A team of Pune-based scientists, led by Sachin Ghude of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), along with those from Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), and researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and National Centre for Atmospheric Research, USA, have jointly worked on it.

Pune: Rule ‘preventing’ non-CFTI scholars from seeking jobs at NITs to be reversed, says CSIR DG
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Mande said all necessary communication regarding this has been made with the Ministry of Human Resource Development. “The decision will be reversed. Many directors of NITs have written to me and communicated the same,” Mande said.

NARI study: Pune youth want better involvement of parents, teachers in sex health education
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

The study, conducted by a team of researchers from city-based ICMR-National AIDS Research Institute (ICMR-NARI), aims at understanding the sexual behaviour and needs of city-based college students aged between 18 and 24 years.

Nagardhan excavations: Why are findings important to understand Vakataka dynasty
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

At Nagardhan near Nagpur, recent excavations have brought new clarity on the life, religious affiliations and trade practices of the Vakataka dynasty, which ruled parts of Central and South India centuries ago.

1,500-year-old sealing unearthed near Nagpur reveals power of Vakataka queen
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

The oval sealing that bears images of the queen and a conch, accompanied with some inscriptions in Brahmi letters, was found on top of a mega wall, now believed to be a part of a palace structure located in the capital city of the Vakataka dynasty.

Pune: Candidates protest as doctoral degrees from non-CFTI institutes not recognised during recruitment process
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

A recent decision by NITs mandates that “all new entrants shall have PhD in the relevant or equivalent discipline and shall have first class in the preceding degrees. At least one of the qualifying degrees from a centrally funded Institution (CFTI)/Institute of repute (National/ International) is mandatory.”

Explained: What new monsoon dates mean
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

The monsoon is supposed to begin on June 1, and withdraw fully by September 30. Over the past many years, however, significant changes have been seen in precipitation patterns. So, the ‘normals’ are now set to shift.

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