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Time for India to join global space rule framing to avoid NPT like mistake, say experts

Time for India to join global space rule framing to avoid NPT like mistake, say experts

The race for resources in the Moon and Mars has already begun with the outer space already being securitised and if not still weaponised. But the Indian government is yet to take lead in the global efforts to frame rules for outer space. Is it the right approach, question space experts and senior scientists.

Space scientists and experts feel it is the right time for India to take active part in the negotiations on framing rules and regulations and the international code of conduct for space.

Annual Asteroid Day to spread awareness about Falling Rocks

Annual Asteroid Day to spread awareness about Falling Rocks

A mysterious death due to a blast at a college in Indian state of Tamil Nadu’s Vellore town later turned out to be meteorite crash, a development that was confirmed at a leading state-run laboratory. While this particular incident was confirmed, many more like this in smaller places and inhabited areas may pass off unnoticed or as mysteries due to lack of awareness.

Cancer second biggest killer after heart disease in India

Cancer second biggest killer after heart disease in India

Cancer is the second biggest killer after heart disease in India, with 3.5 lakh people succumbing to the disease every year, a research body said.

Referring to the WHO World Cancer Report 2015, the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) said seven lakh new cancer cases emerge every year in the country, killing over 3.5 lakh people and is expected to rise in the next 10-15 years.

Bizarre, long-lost tree frog species rediscovered in India

Bizarre, long-lost tree frog species rediscovered in India

A bizarre tree frog species that was thought to be long-extinct has been rediscovered in the foothills of the Himalayas in India’s state of West Bengal, biologists confirmed.

The golf-ball sized tree frogs with eyes on top of head were rediscovered by a team led by renowned Indian biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju.

The species was sampled in 1870 by British naturalist T.C. Jerdon from the forests of Darjeeling, and housed at the Natural History Museum in London. As the species was never seen again in the wild, it was though to be extinct.

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