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Thailand King Bhumibol Dead, Long Live King

Thailand has been beset with chronic mutinies and military regimes but never did any military ruler nor a civil premier dared to utter a word about their King, not merely because of a law that explicitly prohibites it but because he was respected by all Thai citizens as a father figure who cared for them. Such was a persona surrounding ...

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Meet Girish Sahni, New CSIR Director General

Microbiologist Girish Sahni, the erstwhile director of CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh, has been appointed as the new director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which entails him to act as the secretary of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the science and technology ministry. Sahni obtained hius PhD from the Indian Institute ...

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Meet Sangeeta Bhatia, $250000 Heinz Prize Winner from MIT

Sangeeta Bhatia, a scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has emerged the winner of this year’s prestigious Heinz Award for developing an artificial human microlivers for drug testing. The Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy, and Employment carries a cahs prize of $250,000 every year for extraordinary research work or contributions to arts and humanities; environment; human condition; ...

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Tapan Mishra Steps Into the Shoe of A.S. Kiran Kumar as ISRO application centre chief

Senior ISRO scientist Tapan Mishra moved into the post of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad as its chief A.S. Kiran Kumar moved to Bangalore to head the nation’s space agency ISRO. Born in 1961 in Raigada, Orissa, Mishra graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta in 1984 as J C Bose National Talent Search (JBNSTS) Scholar. ...

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Who is Arvind Kejriwal?

For one dubbed a maverick and written off politically less than a year ago, Arvind Kejriwal has proved to be more wily than his seasoned political rivals who underestimated this slightly built, doughty fighter who has made an incredible comeback by scripting his second sensational election victory in the space of just 15 months. After being a lone ranger for ...

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Modi Moves Decisively to Replace Sujatha Singh with S. Jaishankar to Head MEA

  Despite rancour and rumbling from the IFS ranks, Narednra Modi government moved decisively to replace Sujatha Singh as Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs with known successful aspirant S. Jaishankar. What Manmohan Singh government could not do last year despite preference for S. Jaishankar, the Modi government has shown the diplomats who the boss is and what he ...

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Harishankar Bramha takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

Harishankar Bramha has assumed charge as the 19th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) succeeding V.S. Sampath in New Delhi on Friday. Bramha has served as Election Commissioner since 25th August, 2010. An IAS officer of 1975 batch (AP Cadre), Bramha served as Secretary in Ministry of Power before joining the Election Commission. He has held various senior level posts in the ...

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