Top Trump advisor rules out Indian American Vivek Ramaswamy’s chances as VP pick

A top adviser of former US President Donald Trump has said that voters are likely to rule out Indian American longshot presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy as the Republican frontrunner’s Vice Presidential pick. The remarks by Jason Miller comes a day after Trump slammed the “very sly” biotech entrepreneur in a blistering social media post on January 13, saying: “a vote for Vivek is a vote for the other side”.

V P Singh: A crafty politician and an inscrutable man 

Today happens to be the 15th death anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Vishwanatah Pratap Singh.  

As it frequently happens with journalists, my posting in New Delhi in 1989 as the South Asia chief correspondent of India Abroad (now defunct) and the India Abroad News Service (now IANS) coincided with the very low and the very high of Singh’s controversial political career. I interacted with him practically on a daily basis toward the end of 1989 during his lowest period. 

Chandrayaan-3: India’s moon rover leaving its imprint on lunar soil

India’s moon rover, deployed via Chandrayaan-3, is now also on the moon, moving around and leaving its imprint on the soil, said a senior official of the Indian space agency. “The rover rolled down onto the moon surface from the lander sometime around 12.30 a.m. Thursday. It is moving around. It is leaving its imprint on the moon’s surface,” Dr. S. Unnikrishnan Nair, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) told IANS. The logo of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the national emblem have been engraved on the wheels of the rover to leave the imprint when it moves around.

Women scientists are powering India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-3

Even though the Chandrayaan-3 mission is helmed by men, unlike the Chandrayaan-2 mission, a sizable number of women are behind the latest moon mission, said a senior official of Indian Space Research Organization. (ISRO) “There are about 54 female engineers/scientists who worked directly in the Chandrayaan-3 mission. They are associate and deputy project directors and project managers of various systems working at different centres,” a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

India and US partnership to turbocharge innovation in emerging tech: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

The tech sector partnership between India and the US, announced last week during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic state visit, will turbocharge tech ecosystems in both the countries, accelerating the pace of innovation in critical emerging technologies for mutual and global benefit, says Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT.

Analysis: Why it makes sense for Tata Group to make high-end iPhones as Apple eyes India

With Tata Electronics now hogging the limelight for iPhone manufacturing in India, industry experts on Monday said that with their ambition on semiconductors and EVs, it only makes sense for the Tata Group to gain expertise in manufacturing high-end iPhones in the country. Currently, iPhone 12 and iPhone SE (second generation) are being manufactured/assembled at Taiwan-based iPhone manufacturer Wistron’s Karnataka factory, which Tata Electronics is set to take over soon.

Indian startup develops AI-based blood test to detect 32 cancers early

An India-based startup PredOmix has developed a novel blood test that can detect about 32 cancers in both men and women, with 98 per cent accuracy.
The Gurugram-based company’s OncoVeryx-F is a patented technology that combines metabolomics (study of small molecules) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify metabolite signatures of multiple cancers in a single test.

Health update: Will Alzheimer’s disease become a disease of the young?

While Alzheimer’s disease is long known to afflict the aged, Chinese researchers recently claimed a 19-year-old boy — the youngest-ever patient — was diagnosed with the disease. Faulty genes can likely make the disease more common in youngsters, doctors said on Monday. Alzheimer’s — the most common cause of dementia — causes the brain to shrink and brain cells to eventually die. The disease is known to severely impact memory, thinking, and behavior.