Mathematician Yves Meyer has been awarded the Abel Prize for 2017

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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2017 to mathematician Yves Meyer of the Ecole normale superieure Paris-Saclay, France, for his “pivotal role in the development of mathematical theory of wavelets.” The theory of wavelets that he started and made fundamental contributions to finds wide-ranging applications from image processing […]

David warner was honoured with the prestigious Allan Border Medal

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Australia’s David warner was honoured with the prestigious Allan Border Medal for the player of the year in a ceremony on January 23, 2017. Winning this honour of the cricket Australia, Warner became just the fourth player to win back-to-back Allan Border Medal after Ricky ponting, shane Watson and Michael Clark. Warner gained 269 votes […]

Punjab Agricultural University has developed the country’s first genetically-modified varieties of cotton

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Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana has announced that it has developed the country’s first genetically-modified varieties of cotton –  the seeds of which could be reused by farmers with no commercial restrictions, resulting in savings on repeat purchases every season. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has identified three Bt cotton varieties – PAU […]

The Cabinet has given the go-ahead to the merger plan of SBI and its five associates

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The Cabinet has given the go-ahead to the merger plan of SBI and its five associates, a step aimed at strengthening the banking sector through consolidation of public banks. The associate banks which will be merged with SBI are State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Travancore […]

ISRO launches a record 104 Satellites into Earth’s Orbit

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scripted history by successfully launching a record 104 satellites, including India’s earth observation satellite, on a single rocket from the spaceport in Sriharikota. This is the highest number of satellites ever launched in a single mission. The space agency’s trusted workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37, on its 39th mission, […]

Woman scientist nominated for Swarnajayanti fellowship

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Jyotirmayee Dash, associate professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata has been nominated for the prestigious Swarnajayanti fellowship award instituted by the Department of Science and Technology for the year 2015-16. She is the only woman scientist among the 11 nominated for the fellowship this year. […]

Nobel Prize 2016

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Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was divided, one half awarded to David J. Thouless (Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA), the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane (Affiliation at the time of the award: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA) and […]