National Scientific Temper Day on 20th August

Throughout the country, different events were organised  for NSTD:

See STD-MandiHP   TNSF   JVV(AP)     MPVS    Karnataka    PSF   JVV(Telengana)

Maharashtra     Odisha 

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*Niruj Mohan Ramanujam      *Arnab Bhattacharya   

Read News in  The Hindu Bengaluru 20Aug   The Hindu Madurai 21Aug   

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In an exclusive interview with Newsclick, Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti President Dr Avinash Patil speaks about how his organisation has continued the war against superstitions. The organisation was established by Dr Narendra Dabholkar, who was killed for running a campaign to end unscientific beliefs. According to Dr Patil, the killers are the ones who are not capable of countering an idea with another idea. They have only one weapon to be used against logic and science, which is violence.

Walmart-Flipkar Deal: Attack on Retailers, Producers, Farmers and Labour and Digital Sovereignty

The US based Multinational Corporation (MNC) Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart undermines India’s
economic and digital sovereignty and the livelihood of millions in India. If the $ 16 billion deal goes
through, two US companies (the other being Amazon) will dominate India’s e-retail sector. They will also
own India’s key consumer and other economic data, making them our digital overlords, joining the ranks of Google and Facebook.

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All India People’s Science Network

The All India Peoples Science Network is a network of over forty Peoples Science organisations spread all over the country. The AIPSN started its activities as a network of activist organisations involved in Science Popularisation and in examining related to the interface of science with society. Since the pioneering efforts of the Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha, in 1987, supported by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), the AIPSN has emerged as a pioneer in activities related to science communication and popularisation.