Friday, March 24, 2023

Special Stories

Women deeply under-represented in govt leadership roles: UN report

GENEVA: More women than ever hold political decision-making posts worldwide but gender parity is still far off, according to a report jointly released by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the UN Women.

Onward march of astronomy is powered by telescopes

CHANDIGARH : Prof. Ajit Kembhavi, a well known astronomer of the country, former Director of Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, gave an expository online talk on the subject on 28th January. This lecture on popular astronomy was conducted by the Society for Promotion of Science & Technology in India (SPSTI) in collaboration with Chandigarh Chapters of National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) and Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS). Prof. Kembhavi’s talk was entitled “From Galileo’s Telescope to James Webb Space Telescope: The Forward March of Astronomy”. Prof. Jasjeet S. Bagla, Dept. of Physical Sciences and Dean, IISER Mohali, was invited as Guest of Honour.

Dog-lover Dr. Sulbha Jindal plans big to do for stray dogs

LUDHIANA: City-based qualified veterinarian from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Dr. Sulbha Jindal is a dog-lover since her childhood.

In Himachal, home to Malana cream, 'chitta' is the new favourite

KASAUL (HP): The state, known for widespread illegal cultivation of cannabis and its derivatives -- hashish, charas and the very popular Malana Cream -- is being flooded by 'chitta' and pharmaceutical drugs, quite like its neighbouring state, Punjab.