• Science Updates
    ISRO Tests Crew Escape System Critical for Human Spaceflight

    In its aim towards human spaceflight, Indian space agency ISRO on Thursday carried out the first in a series of tests to qualify a crew escape system. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in a statement said the crew escape system is a critical technology for human spaceflight. “The crew escape system is an emergency escape measure […]

  • Education
    Education and jobs quotas will not improve orphaned children’s lot

    The Supreme Court will be deciding on whether orphaned children should be given reservation in education and in government jobs later in life. There are around two crore orphaned children in India, and about one crore “street children”. These numbers are estimates since India does not enumerate orphans, unlike many comparator and less developed economies—even […]

  • Science Updates
    Cosmic Crash With Dwarf Galaxy Reshaped Milky Way: Study

    A dramatic head-on collision with a dwarf galaxy, dubbed the “Gaia Sausage” galaxy, about 10 billion years ago reshaped the structure of our galaxy, the Milky Way, fashioning both its inner bulge and its outer halo, new research suggests. The dwarf did not survive the impact. It quickly fell apart, and the wreckage is now […]

  • Education
    Hands-On Science to Improve Science Education Among Marginalised Children

    Rayagada (Odisha): The atmosphere shifted perceptibly when the Mobile Science Lab, with pictures of science activities and a telescope on both sides, entered a tribal residential school in Odisha’s Rayagada district on a regular school day. The school children watched every movement as the science coordinator and supporting staff went about organising that day’s science […]