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TIFR Probe Draws the Curtains on NCBS Retraction Case, but Not All the Way

In its independent investigation, the TIFR Academic Ethics Committee has vindicated a student’s allegation that he wasn’t alone in committing misconduct.

‘If Worrying Variants Don’t Emerge, India is Near Endemic Stage’: Gagandeep Kang

Prof. Kang said the time has come for India to rethink its attitude to COVID-19 in relation to many other health concerns that haven’t got sufficient attention over the last 18 months.

ICMR Should Do a Better Job of Managing Its Conflicts of Interest

If a parent is actually impartial while grading her son’s board exam answer sheet, the people’s trust in the credibility of the exam may not be remarkable.

‘An Atrocity’: Rich Nations Set To Let 100 Million COVID Vaccines Rot

Out of the 100 million vaccines set to expire by the end of the year, the European Union holds 41% and the United States 32%, an analysis by scientists has found.

India to Resume Export of Surplus COVID-19 Vaccines from October

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said exports will resume under the Vaccine Maitri programme, in order to fulfil India’s commitment towards COVAX.

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Low Ethical Standards Are Common in Medical Education in India

Many patients as well as doctors in India have a lackadaisical attitude towards patient confidentiality, and the latter also towards informed consent.

‘Jury Still Out’: Scientists Call for Open Debate on Origin of Novel Coronavirus

In a letter published in The Lancet, scientists question the ‘proof’ offered by supporters of the natural-origin hypothesis and say that a lab leak origin is plausible.

Just How Big Can Solar Flares Get, and Are We Ready?

A 21st century repeat of the sort of coronal mass ejection the Sun shot out in 1859 could be disastrous.

SpaceX Capsule With All-Civilian Orbital Crew Returns Safely

The mission was the debut flight of Elon Musk’s new space-tourism business and a leap ahead of competitors, all offering rides on rocket ships to well-heeled customers.

We Need to Move Forward From Colonialism in Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-language pathologists have suggested viewing speech and language interventions through the framework of critical social theory.

India’s Palm Push in A&N Islands Puts ‘Atmanirbharta’ Before Real Self-Sufficiency

India could instead consider promoting the traditional cultivation of edible oils and tree-borne oils, which could help Indigenous and marginalised farmers alike.

JNU Prof Files Defamation Suit Against Journalists, Seeks Rs 50 Lakh in Damages

The affidavit names Gobardhan Das as the plaintiff and Shekhar Gupta, Mohana Basu, Priyanka Pulla, Saba Naqvi and Twitter, Inc. as defendants.