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Raman Effect: Why today is National Science Day
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Raman Effect: Why today is National Science Day

On this day in 1928, Indian scientist CV Raman discovered a phenomenon of scattering of photons. Photograph: Keystone Features/Getty Images February 28 is celebrated as National Science Day in India. But do you know why? It was on this day, February 28, in the year 1928 that scientist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman discovered a phenomenon of scattering of photons. Known as ‘Raman Effect’, Sir CV Raman received the Nobel Prize for this remarkable discovery in 1930. Sir CV ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Kalpana Chawla 56th Birthday: Here are 5 interesting facts about India's first woman astronaut

Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian women astronaut is the hero and a role model for all young women across the nation. The daughter of the nation Kalpana was born on 17th March 1962, will always be remembered for her incredible and inspiring journey. Kalpana ...
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How 1 Indian woman's Saahas is helping women in 196 countries

Sneha Bhattacharjee narrates the story of Kirthi Jayakumar. Kirthi Jayakumar, the brains and the force behind the Saahas app.Photograph: Courtesy redelephantfoundation.org   On a night in May 2016, Kirthi Jayakumar received 16 messages and 31 calls from a friend based in the United Kingdom. She had got married and settled there only a year ago. The friend was a victim of extreme domestic violence. From observing her habits within the house to monitoring how long she spoke on the ...
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Why Hawking never won the Nobel Prize

For legendary astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who redefined cosmology by proposing that black holes are mortal, the Nobel Prize for Physics remained elusive as his theory cannot be observed or verified. Even though his theory is now firmly accepted in theoretical physics, there was no way to verify if black holes are mortal, according to Timothy Ferris, author of The Science of Liberty. "Black holes are too long-lived to be observed today in their death throes," Ferris wrote in The National ...
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MUST READ: 10 things you didn't know about Stephen Hawking

Image: File image of Stephen Hawking addressing a public meeting in Cape Town. Photograph: Reuters. On Wednesday, world-famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76. Known as a brilliant mind in a paralysed body, he prided himself on making complex physical concepts accessible to the public, which he outlined in his bestseller, A Brief History of Time. Even though Hawking, who was known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and ...
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Google doodle celebrates opening of PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

New Delhi: Search engine Google on Friday dedicated a doodle marking the opening day of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, taking place in South Korea. The animated doodle shows a sledging penguin, a skiing dog and an ice-skating snake. "It looks like ...
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IIM-A global ranking, quality of teaching key challenges: Errol D’Souza

As the news of the appointment of professor Errol D’Souza as the new director of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, spread, appreciation poured in from all academic circles. Applauding the Ministry of Human Resource and Development for their ...
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