Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NT) are emerging fields of science and technology that are witnessing the emergence of an increasing number of new ideas and applications.
One year ago, in February 2008, Iran launched a sounding rocket into outer space to mark the opening of its first space centre.
Chair: B S Sachar
Discussants: B M Gandhi & Sachin Chaturvedi
As part of its peaceful rise strategy, China has made resolute investments in the field of science and technology.
Publisher: Academic Foundation
For the last five decades artificial satellites are being used to perform diverse roles in astronomy, atmospheric studies and education. They have been found useful for reconnaissance, meteorology, navigation, communication and search & rescue.
India’s Space Programme has been contributing a lot towards bestowing ‘Soft Power’ status to the country over the last couple of years.
Chair: K Raja Menon
Discussants: P.D.Badoni & N.Ishwar Prasad
The year 2008 started with oil prices touching a historic high of US $100 a barrel. This is partly a reflection of the high demand for energy.
The spectre of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) warfare has led to the formation of global disarmament architecture.
Many commentators have declared President Bush's signing into law of the US-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Co-operation Act as one of the most decisive moments in international politics in recent years.