An institution dies

Vigyan Prasar was set up in 1989 and during its short span of existence, what it has achieved so far in taking science to people with a skeletal staff of only 10 scientists and some 25 administrative staff is unbelievable. It has published 400 books by renowned scientists and science writers, books that command readership far beyond the borders, and not only in English. It publishes a monthly bilingual journal called Dream 2047 in English and Hindi

CSIR gets first woman head

She is known for her work on the subject of lithium ion batteries, and she is the current director of the CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI) at Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu.