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Why there is a need for more women in STEM

It only seems appropriate to acknowledge and celebrate the role of Manju Sharma in nurturing and expanding the biological-sciences research in India.

The generous and non-combative promotion of young women in STEM was another significant contribution of Manju Sharma(HT file /Representative image)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 10:06 PM IST

With State prod, India can be world leader in vaccines

The dynamism of the Indian vaccine industry needs to be supported by an efficient and unambiguous governance structure.

The global race for a vaccine began immediately and what followed was unprecedented. (Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 09:20 PM IST

Improve teacher quality to raise school standards

Improving teacher quality and pedagogical innovation to enhance the overall rigour of education in the country, must be an immediate and urgent priority.

Quality school teacher pedagogy is the foundation of quality education
Published on Nov 15, 2023 10:53 PM IST

Bolster the US-India vaccine collaboration

India-US have a history of important and successful collaboration in vaccines and a changing world seeks world leaders to move beyond grandiose announcements

India and the US have a history of important and successful collaboration in vaccines(AP)
Published on Jun 22, 2023 09:35 PM IST

Boys are falling off the school system. It’s time to reverse this, urgently

To stem dropout rates, especially of boys, the government must introduce specialised vocational courses in classes 11 and 12

There are 265 million students enrolled in schools, of which 120 million are girls and 130 million are boys (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on May 22, 2023 08:25 PM IST
ByShailja Vaidya Gupta

Aim to become a leader in the global science race

With increased global connectivity, access to knowledge and a better understanding of the socioeconomic history of global development, the developing world’s ambitions are changing

Because of the low prices and high-quality generic drugs, Indian medicines are preferred worldwide, making the country the pharmacy of the world. (MINT)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 08:59 PM IST
ByShailja Vaidya Gupta

Reclaiming degraded land key for urban revival

Close to 30% of geographical land in India is degraded, with desertification increasing every year. Delhi has the third-highest level of desertification.

The land erosion in Delhi can, for the most part, be attributed to the unmanaged drainage system of three basin regions, Najafgarh, Barapullah and the trans-Yamuna basin. (Sourced)
Updated on Jan 09, 2023 01:12 AM IST
BySunny Verma and Shailja Vaidya Gupta, New Delhi

Allow the private sector into waste management

The mountains of legacy waste need advanced environmental engineering to rehabilitate and reclaim the land and environment damaged and locked by them

Truck loads of waste add to the growing mountain of waste Faridabad-Gurugram Expressway (Shailja Vaidya Gupta)
Updated on Aug 29, 2022 07:45 PM IST
ByShailja Vaidya Gupta

Science governance in India must be energised

India needs disruption in its road map for knowledge creation, with achievable targets, forecasting a visible path for becoming a knowledge economy

The National Research Foundation is envisaged to bridge the gap between education and research in India (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 08:00 PM IST
ByShailja Vaidya Gupta

A five-point action plan to manage waste effectively

Affordable tech, quick procurement, a new policy, skilled personnel, and the aim of a zero-waste society will help

India faces both the challenge of treating legacy waste, and dealing with fresh everyday waste(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 10:04 PM IST
ByShailja Vaidya Gupta
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