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Neeraj Sharma wins Australian government’s ‘Early career researcher of year 2019’ award

Indian-origin researcher, Dr Neeraj Sharma has won the Australian government’s  ‘Early Career Researcher of the Year (Physical Sciences)’ for developing next-generation battery systems such as sodium-ion battery that will leave minimal environmental impact. The awarded research explores inherently safe solid-state batteries, energy-dense lithium-sulfur batteries, dual function solar batteries and methods for recycling. DR. Sharma is ..

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2019 edition of World Iodine Deficiency Day (WIDD)

The World Iodine Deficiency Day (WIDD) is observed every year on 21st of October  to raise awareness of iodine deficiency and its devastating effects on brain development. Iodine is an essential micronutrient required for normal thyroid function, growth, and development. Its deficiency is a major cause of preventable mental retardation. In its most severe forms, ..

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2019 Nobel prize in Chemistry awarded for discovery in Lithium-ion batteries

The Nobel Prize 2019 for Chemistry has jointly been awarded to three scientists – John D. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino – for the development of lithium-ion batteries that we use in everyday life from mobile phones to electric vehicles.

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Union government launches Prakash portal to monitor Coal supply

The Union government has launched a Prakash portal – ‘Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony’ – for better coordination among the Ministries of Power, Coal and Indian Railways for coal supply to power plants. The portal, which is developed by NTPC, is designed to help in mapping and monitoring entire coal supply chain for ..

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The team of Event Horizon Telescope wins 2020 ‘Oscars of Science’

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team  of 347 scientists  has won the 2020 ‘Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics’ for the first image of a super-massive black hole. The $3 million prize is also known as the ‘Oscars of Science’. The team produced the world’s first-ever image of a black hole circled by a flame-orange halo ..

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IMD releases a report titled ‘Mid-Monsoon 2019 Lightning’

The report titled ‘Mid-Monsoon 2019 Lightning’ has been prepared by Climate Resilient Observing Systems Promotion Council (CROSPC), a research body of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). It’s a first-of-its-kind report on lightning incidents in India. As per report, in the 4-month period between April and July, Odisha recorded the highest number of lightning strikes in ..

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