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Science & Technology

The Age of Robotics: How Robots Will Take Over Most Aspects Of Our Lives

Aug 24, 2021 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Robotics is an exploding market, with new players jumping in, India has a nucleus of a very successful robotics private sector, albeit still in early stages. India must focus on growing this industry to be able to serve unique Indian requirements as well as for exports.

IIT Madras Develops Algorithms For Drones To Study How Fire Behaves In Space Stations

Jun 27, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

A multirotor microgravity platform can also simulate reduced-gravity environments similar to Moon and Mars, thereby recreating those conditions on Earth for experiments.

The Tyranny Of Policy Fashions

Government should not be held hostage to private-sector first policy and leverage public sector entities to get into industries that are of national importance

Standards And Internet – The Cornerstones For Digital Sovereignty

Mar 08, 2021 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

As Information Technology is playing an increasingly important role in India's economy, it becomes imperative to identify the issues of Digital Sovereignty and to formulate appropriate policies to ensure our Digital Sovereignty.

National Science Day: How Science Drives The New Normal

An IIT-Madras survey indicates that an overwhelming 91 per cent of respondents believe that Science and Technology can make our lives better.

25 February, 2021

Facial Recognition Systems: More Hype Than Reality

Vappala Balachandran

The technology behind facial recognition systems is still work in progress. Yet Delhi police used it extensively to "identify" and arrest people said to be behind the 2020 riots.

22 February, 2021

IISER Bhopal Innovators Develop Unique Monitoring System To Tackle Covid-19 Spread

Outlook Web Bureau

The one-of-its-kind low cost AI-enabled device is portable and easy to deploy across various locations.

14 January, 2021

Bengaluru World's Fastest-Growing Tech Hub, London Second: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Investment in Bengaluru grew 5.4 times from USD 1.3 billion in 2016 to USD 7.2 billion in 2020, according to data analysed by L&P

01 January, 2021

Check Out Eco-Friendly ‘Rocket Stove’ Made By Kerala Man To Help Poor Families

Outlook Web Bureau

The ‘rocket stove’ also serves as a water heating facility and oven

29 December, 2020

IT Sector Stays Resilient Amidst Covid, Gears Up For Growth Opportunities In 2021


New normal: IT companies, big and small embraced work from home, almost 98 per cent of the IT workforce was working from home at the peak of lockdown in India.

21 December, 2020

Look East: The Potential India-Korea Digital Tango

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

It appears to be obvious that Korean digital companies should seriously look at India as an alternative to China for their manufacturing requirements.


14 December, 2020

Digital Colonization: It’s All About Market Access

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

India needs a Tech Acquisition Board, and support private initiatives for creation of new technologies.

14 December, 2020

India Aims To Surpass China In Mobile Manufacturing: Ravi Shankar Prasad


The government is looking to make India a hub of other electronic products as well with the expansion of the PLI scheme to other sectors.

13 December, 2020

Scientists Reveal How Coronavirus Hijacks, Damages Lung Cells


The researchers believe the findings provide insights which may aid in the identification of clinically approved medications for Covid-19

07 December, 2020

New Smartphone-Based Covid Test Gives Accurate Results Under 30 Mins


It is especially helpful in places with limited access to testing, or when frequent, rapid testing is needed

06 December, 2020

Banking Industry To Address Cyber Attacks By Upgrading IT Infrastructure


The sector has been facing several challenges with respect to ensuring data security, says report

30 November, 2020

India Will Need To Carefully China-Proof Telecom Sector

Poornima Advani

There should be enough funds, speedy implementation and seamless regulatory process to improve and build 5G technology in the country


28 November, 2020

PM Modi Reaches Pune After Gujarat, Hyderabad To Review Serum Institute's Vaccine


Modi began his vaccine development review tour by visiting Zydus Cadila's facility near Ahmedabad, followed by Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad

Photo Gallery

India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Denmark's Line Christophersen during their women's singles Group A badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

Doctors and others from the medical fraternity participate in a cycle rally to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.


JKNC MP Hasnain Masoodi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.


India's Srikanth Kidambi competes against France' Toma Junior Popov during their men's doubles Group B badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.


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Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh