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Editorial Analysis: Picking up the quantum technology baton

Quantum technology Approx Read Time: 6 minutes Context: With the Budget announcement providing direction, the stakeholders need to roll-out the national mission quickly. Content of Article: The scientific seeds of this mission. The promise of quantum technology and some critical constraints on its success that can be lifted with some imagination on the part of …

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Extra Bytes: National Supercomputer Mission

Supercomputer Mission Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Under the National Supercomputer Mission (NSM), launched in 2015, India has produced just three supercomputers, according to an information obtained under the Right to Information Act. News Summary: India has produced just three supercomputers, within a time span of four years after the launch of the …

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Editorial Analysis: India needs urgent and radical reforms in its space sector

Space Exploration & India’s Preparations Approx Read Time: 6 minutes Space programmes have been the forte of major countries: Most talk of “outer space” is in the context of space faring by big powers like the United States, Russia and China. Some talk also refers to the collective European effort under the European Space agency …

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11 chairs named after 11 female scientists to be filled by women

11 Chairs Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: On Occasion of National Science Day, the ministries of science and technology and women and child development have announced that 11 chairs in the names of women scientists will be established at institutes across the country. The 11 eminent women scientists: Cytogeneticist Archana Sharma Field: Agriculture …

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National Science Day: What is the ‘Raman effect’?

National Science Day Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: India celebrates National Science Day on 28 February every year in honour of physicist C.V. Raman’s discovery of the Raman Effect (in 1928), which gave Asia its first Nobel in the Sciences in 1930. The Raman Effect: Raman effect refers to the change in the …

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