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This path-breaking vaccine may win a Nobel, and it's for not Covid

The new malaria vaccine (RTS.S/ AS01, tentatively brand-named Mosquirix) is the very first one to offer immunity against a parasite -- specifically the plasmodium falciparum parasite, which is the......

China's new nuke-capable missile can strike from space

Revelations about an advanced Chinese missile test in August have startled many by the technological knowhow displayed by China. IMAGE: An LY-80 surface-to-air missile weapon system displayed at......

India building naval base on Mauritian island: Report

India is believed to be building a naval facility on the remote Mauritian island of Agalega in the south-western Indian Ocean, a leading Arab media organisation claimed on Tuesday, citing satellite......

Japan or Environment: What is US priority?

Bibhu Prasad Routray explains why the US is supporting Japan's resolve to release 'treated' radioactive waste water into the Pacific Ocean. And what role China plays in the US decision. IMAGE: The......

What is Biden trying to tell India?

It is difficult to recall an Indian minister in modern times pushing back at the US publicly, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar with......

Meet the man behind CoinDCX, India's first crypto unicorn

'If you're into crypto, you have to really, really believe in it, otherwise it's very easy to give up' IMAGE: The co-founders of CoinDCX, Sumit Gupta, chief executive officer, and Neeraj......

IMD may deploy cutting-edge tech to forecast weather accurately

IMD has decided to increasingly use cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence and machine learning in forecasting. A few days ago, farmers from some 150 villages gathered at a square......

Managing Internet tech change wisely

Ajit Balakrishnan on learning from past technology revolutions. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The media, the world over, is flooded with stories about how Internet companies are......

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO; Andy Jassy named successor

Billionaire Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon as an online bookseller nearly three decades ago, will step down as the CEO of the $1.7 trillion global retail giant in the third quarter of 2021 with......

Low profile, yet outspoken, Trai's Vaghela knows how to take tough calls

Vagela could not have reached this position if Narendra Modi, who’d known him from his chief minister days, had not backed the choice. If there were awards for popularity, it is unlikely P D......

The perfect match made in Heaven

'It is difficult to pin down any singular factor but marriage does invite the emotional investment of viewers,' observes Chintan Girish Modi. IMAGE: A scene from A Suitable Boy streaming on......

He enriched the world with his magical voice

His songs were the anchor, the substratum, if you will, upon which life unfolded day after day, decade after decade -- across villages, towns, cities, and regions.Siva Sankar pays a tribute to S P......

Cargo review

I would like to applaud Director Aarti Kadav for attempting a futuristic movie, but Cargo gets mired by a script which has been jammed with too many concepts, notes Moumita Bhattacharjee. IMAGE:......

25 DAZZLING scenes from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Sukanya Verma lists her favourite frames from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Released towards the end of 20th century, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam marked the beginning of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's signature......

Angrezi Medium review

Irrfan, Deepak Dobriyal, Radhika Madan, Ranvir Shorey, Pankaj Tripathi are all lovely, but make little sense in Angrezi Medium's muddled context, complains Sukanya Verma. Hindi Medium's satirical......

Chess legend Anand returns home after over three months

'Yes, I am home. Happy to see my family, especially my son.' IMAGE: Viswanathan Anand completed a seven-day institutional quarantine in Bengaluru before leaving for his home in Chennai.......

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