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Bengaluru | Apr 22, 2019
In spite of subsidies, haemodialysis costs push families to financial distress, finds study

A team of international researchers examine the cost burden of haemodialysis and found that about nine in ten households found it hard to meet the expenses, in spite of subsidies. 

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Bengaluru | Apr 18, 2019
Quenching cities' thirst with rural water

An international team of researchers investigate the prevalence of water reallocations, from rural areas to cities, throughout the world to understand its drivers, conflicts and policy implications.

 

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Bengaluru | Apr 15, 2019

Southern India, now battered with the scorching heat, is awaiting the monsoon showers that bring some respite during the month of June. It looks like the wait would not be too long and well worth it. In a press release issued today, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that the southwest monsoon rainfall over the country, on the whole, is likely to be normal.

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Bengaluru | Apr 12, 2019
Each year, about 350,000 new cases of asthma reported among kids in India

Researchers from the USA and Canada estimated the incidence of asthma among children across the world that is triggered by nitrogen dioxide—a major constituent of the vehicular exhaust. 

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Mumbai | Apr 11, 2019
The world’s ‘third pole’ might have 27% less ice than thought previously, reveals study

Researchers from Switzerland, Germany, Austria and India have calculated the distribution of ice thickness or the volume of ice in the glaciers present across the globe.

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Bengaluru | Apr 10, 2019
The first ever photograph of a black hole at the centre of M87 [Image credit: Event Horizon Telescope Consortium]

Scientists have revealed the first ever photograph of a supermassive black hole present at the heart of the distant galaxy Messier 87 in the Virgo constellation. The image, released today shows the shadow of a black hole.

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Bengaluru | Apr 9, 2019
Harnessing the ‘power of two’ to kill drug-resistant bacteria

Bacteria like Salmonella and Mycobacterium, which have developed resistance to multiple drugs, are now a global health challenge. Studies estimate that the number of people succumbing to infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria is on the rise, with 33,000 deaths annually in Europe alone.

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Bengaluru | Apr 8, 2019
IIT Madras tops NIRF Rankings 2019

In a ceremony held at the Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi, the President of India, Shri. Ramnath Kovind announced the NIRF and ARIIA rankings for 2019. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking evaluates India’s institutes, both public and private, based on five parameters and in seven categories. The Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), established to rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on its innovation and entrepreneurship development, made its debut this year.

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Bengaluru | Apr 8, 2019
Dr S Z Qasim, a doyen in Indian polar program, recognised in the special edition of Polar Science

Dr Syed Zahoor Qasim, who successfully led India’s first Antarctic expedition in 1981, has been commemorated for his contributions to the Indian polar programme in a special issue of Polar Science. A peer-reviewed academic journal, Polar Science aims to inform people about polar science, primarily in Asia. It is published by the National Institute of Polar Research in collaboration with Elsevier and is one of the few comprehensive academic journals in the field of polar science.

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Bengaluru | Apr 3, 2019
Researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA, assessed the reach of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program to the intended beneficiaries and took stock of its shortcomings.

Researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA, assessed the reach of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program to the intended beneficiaries and took stock of its shortcomings.

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