AYUSH Ministry hits back over criticism of Coronavirus advisory

The ministry of traditional medicines at Government of India has hit back at critics who have questioned the medical validity of its recent advisory on countering Coronavirus through herbal medicine. The AYUSH ministry had issued a list of dos and don’ts last week, including items such as ensuring proper personal hygiene, wearing face masks in […]

Indians frantically search for peacock mating data after judge’s remark

Comments by a High Court judge on the odd mating habits of peacocks has given rise to a frenzy of searches on Google from citizens curious to know more about the subject. From practically nothing, the number of searches on the topic ‘peacock mating’ has exploded since Wednesday evening, reaching a crescendo at 7:30 AM […]

India’s largest parody religion calls ‘believers’ to mega congregation

Dinkoism, India’s largest parody religion, is holding its first ‘mega congregation’ this Sunday at Calicut in the southern state of Kerala. The religion was floated after rationalists and science activists — tired of holding ‘logical’ arguments with religious fanatics about everything from evolution to abortion to women’s rights — decided exaggeration and caricature was the […]

Six new IITs to be set up in AP, Goa, Jammu, Kerala, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, approved setting up of six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Goa, Jammu, Kerala and Karnataka. They will be initially established as societies and later converted to ‘full IITs’ by amending the IIT Act of 1961. At present, India has […]

Two-thirds of Indians could see temperature rise by over 2 degrees due to climate change

The impact of climate change on India would be more drastic than on many countries, according to a new paper released today by IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Gandhinagar and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). The country would need over $1 trillion from now until 2030 to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate […]

India’s Mars Obiter Mission lasts longer than expected

India’s first interplanetary mission, the Mars Orbiter Mission, has exhausted its official on-Mars life-span of six months on March 24, but the spacecraft continues to send data back to earth, according to ISRO. The main factor determining how long the craft, which is currently in an orbit around Mars, could operate is fuel, but the […]