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Should Publishing Journal Articles Be Mandatory for PhD Students?

A University Grants Commission (UGC)-appointed committee has recommended that it should not be mandatory for PhD students to publish journal articles (in addition to writing their dissertation) in order to earn their doctorates, Nature reported. UGC regulations currently require that: Ph.D. scholars must publish at least one (1) research paper in refereed …

Lens on illegal sale of ex-PM Chandra Shekhar’s society

The Haryana Government has ordered probe into the sale of land by the housing society floated by former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar in Gurugram. The Haryana Police’s Economic Offences Wing and Divisional Commissioner and Co-Operative Department have ordered the probe into the illegal sale of five acres of …

Travel: Mermaids in the Maldives

That one sentence “I am bored” is a constant for any parent bringing up an only child. The Easter holidays were coming up, and my daughter Tahira had a month off. I desperately wanted her to come home, but knew it would be a battle which had to …

Rethinking impact factors: better ways to judge a journal

Global efforts are afoot to create a constructive role for journal metrics in scholarly publishing and to displace the dominance of impact factors in the assessment of research. To this end, a group of bibliometric and evaluation specialists, scientists, publishers, scientific societies and research-analytics providers are working to …

How to Socialize With Others by Playing Rummy?

Are you a fan of rummy games? Then you will definitely like the idea of inviting your friends and family members over this game to socialize with each other. One way to grow your social network through card games is to introduce a friend to how to play …

Crypto-Italy: Institutions, Politics, Business and Society

Between May 23 and 26, 2019, the European Union’s citizens are renewing their continental parliament. Among the countries that will participate in the poles is Italy (voting on May 26) — one of the founding members of the EU, alongside France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. Due to the very nature of cryptocurrencies, it’s tough to …

8 Asian-Americans Who Are Shaping The Travel Industry

2018 marked a banner year for Asian-American representation in the American mainstream. With the release of Crazy Rich Asians—the first Hollywood film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years—along with tons of new Asian talent in television, music, food, and even politics, it seems the “bamboo ceiling” is finally beginning …