Biotech & pharma
Western drugmakers pivot to India as tensions with China prompt supply chain shifts
27 Nov 2023
In a strategic move to reduce dependence on Chinese contractors in drug production, global pharmaceutical companies are turning to Indian manufacturers.
British Airways joins Project Speedbird for cleaner aviation fuel
17 Nov 2023
The project is supported by the British government with a £9 million grant from the Advanced Fuels Fund (AFF).
Merck and Daiichi partner on a $5.5 billion deal for cancer therapy development
20 Oct 2023
The American pharmaceutical company Merck will start a joint venture with Daiichi Sankyo to develop three of its candidate cancer drugs.
U.S. pharmacy store Rite Aid files for bankruptcy protection amid several lawsuits
16 Oct 2023
Rite Aid filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday, October 15, 2023, taking a step to suspend the lawsuits against the drugstore chain related to its alleged
CRISIL predicts an 8-10% revenue growth for Indian pharma industry in current fiscal year
11 Sep 2023
According to a report, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is expected to achieve 8 to 10 per cent revenue growth in the current fiscal year.
Accusations from Iowa farmers: China allegedly stealing American seeds
08 Aug 2023
Farmers in Iowa are making accusations against the Chinese state, alleging the theft of invaluable seed samples from America.
Indian researchers develop bio-electronic uric acid detecting device for wearable sensors and point-of-care diagnostics
02 May 2023
US scientists create 'living robots' that can reproduce themselves
01 Dec 2021
With the help of artificial intelligence, the researchers have found that the Xenobots are able to find tiny stem cells in a petri dish, gather hundreds of them inside their mouth, and bundle them out as new Xenobots in a few days
Man challenges Covaxin trials on children in India as govt goes for costly, untested Pfizer vaccine
07 Jun 2021
SARS-CoV-2 virus can only be traced to China’s Wuhan lab: study
31 May 2021
The to-be-published study reportedly claims that the Chinese scientists also tried to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering the viruses to make it look like they naturally evolved from bats
Brother, sister duo invents low-cost solution for preserving vegetables and fruits
03 Mar 2021
Sabjikothi is a wheel mountable storage for transportation of fresh fruits and vegetables, which is a cost-effective, microclimate based, portable storage that extends the shelf-life and preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables anywhere between 5 to 30 days
Lighter than air, yet very, very powerful
By Kiron Kasbekar | 03 Jan 2024
In March 2013 Chinese scientists pulled off a remarkable feat. They created the world’s lightest aerogel. Tipping the scales at a mere 0.16 milligrams per cubic centimeter – that’s a sixth of the weight of air!
COP28 explained: A closer look at COP28's climate change solutions
By Aniket Gupta | 27 Dec 2023
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP28, took place from 30th November 2023, to 13th December 2023, at Expo City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
What is a Ponzi scheme?
By Aniket Gupta | 06 Dec 2023
Ponzi schemes have long captivated the public imagination, drawing unsuspecting investors into a web of illusion and deception.
The Rise and Rise of HDFC Bank
03 Jul 2023
HDFC, which surged ahead of global majors like HSBC Holdings Plc and Citigroup Inc and left Indian peers like State Bank of India and ICICI Bank in market capitalisation, now ranks fourth largest among the world’s most valuable banks, after JPMorgan Chase & Co, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd and Bank of America Corp
India’s Millet Revolution To Enrich Global Food Basket
02 Apr 2023
Millets, a healthier and cheaper substitute to wheat and rice, are indigenous to many parts of the world, especially in the semiarid tropics of Asia and Africa, and offers a big scope for expanding production and consumption in the foodgrain deficient African continent
Market predator Hindenburg preys on Adani stock
06 Mar 2023
Almost a month after the damning report of short-seller Hindenburg Research on the Adani Group that claimed that the seven stocks within the group were about 85 per cent overvalued, one of the group's stocks, Adani Total Gas, closed at Rs835 on the BSE, down nearly 79 per cent from its 24 January level, almost close to reaching that valuation