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This was revealed when the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) sought details of alleged irregularities in the coal blocks allocation from the ministry. RLSP member Arun Kumar said the talk of intolerance was “denting” the image of the country and urged the media, five coal blocks were allocated to government companies/corporations for the end-use power and two coal blocks for commercial mining during January 2016 to November 2016. 2016 For all the latest India News, amonium nitrate as well as gelatin sticks along with a number of bomb making equipment were seized, Saddam Hussein (35) and Abdus Sabbuur (24),” it said. as is being attempted in some quarters, the Jain ritual of voluntarily starving till death, the Rajasthan High Court banned Santhara.

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Funded by the charitable foundation of industrialist Len Blavatnik the newly launched national awards are a spinoff of the foundation’s longtime regional awards for young scientists The $250000 prize for each winner makes the awards the largest unrestricted prize to honor young scientists “Maybe the point here is not who won but the fact that it’s creating a platform for young scientists to share what a life in science is really like and to encourage students and teachers of science to follow their passion” Wilson said in a statement Wilson’s award recognizes “her groundbreaking research on sensory processing and neural circuitry in the fruit fly” according to the foundation and Soljai’s award honors him for his “numerous discoveries of novel phenomena related to the interaction of light and matter” and his studies of wireless power transfer Cohen co-founded Q-State Biosciences in order to commercialize his technology which he hopes will also be useful to those working on the federally funded project known as the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative “It’s pretty clear that the big problems aren’t going to be solved right away and there’s still a lot of scope for creativity and innovation” he saysWritten by PTI | Kolkata | Published: March 12 2013 1:42 pm Related News After earning rave reviews for her performance in two films from the horror franchise ‘Raaz’Bipasha Basuwho will next be seen in ‘Aatma’ in the same genresays she is not afraid of being typecast The 34-year-old actress said the forthcoming filmdirected by Suparn Verma and also starring Nawazuddin Siddiquigave her ample scope to act Bipasha took the plunge into acting 13 years back and her first horror film ‘Raaz’ happened soon after “In factI believe I should have done a higher number of ghost stories I am the one person who had done films of all genres – from negative ones in her debut to something like ‘Jism’ which no other leading female actors would try From comedy to thriller I had done everythingwhich shows I have not been typecast” she said Bipashahoweveradmitted that there were not many directors who wrote good roles for entertainers “There are very few directors who write good roles for entertainers But as an actor I certainly wish to do roles that are entertaining” she said Bipasha found an exception in Suparn whoshe saidnot only gave her a good storybut also a good character worth waiting for She said ‘Aatma’ also taught her the essence of motherhood “Who knows one day I would be a mother tooand a good mother at that” “My role required a lot of emotion Doyel (the child actor) and I got very attached from day one You know I had to match every whim of a child I felt ma hoye kirakam lage (how it feels to be a mother)” Bipasha said at a press meet here Asked if she drew references from her motherwhom she frequently visits here and gets stumped by the changing facade of the city as wellBipasha said she drew inspiration from all the women she had come in touch withtheir maternal instinctsbut specially her mother Asked if she was afraid of ghosts in real lifeBipasha said she considered herself not a very brave girl “There had been uncanny experiences during the film’s shoot and I am not a very brave girl” she said On arthouse moviesthe former model said she had done that kind of movies for just one particular yearand now she would like to go for more entertainers which commanded higher following “I am not suggestinghoweverthat I will not do such films (arthouse) For me the storyline and the script matter and yes our films are getting more and more realistic these days That is a welcome sign” she said Bipasha described co-star Nawazuddin as a “fantastic” actor “who must have thought us crazy in his first visit to the set and then got a hang of it” “None but Nawajuddin could bring the character to life There is a surprise element between the two of us for our respective roles” said Bipasha Nawazuddina revelation in ‘Kahaani’said he was looking forward to a sequel and also for a lead role in a Buddhadeb Dasgupta movie to be shot shortly ‘Aatma’ is set for a March 22 release For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: April 12 2010 8:37 am Related News Kristen Stewart is finally telling the world that she loves Robert Pattinson as she goes gaga over describing the Hollywood heartthrob The 20-year-old actresswho stars alongside Pattinson in ‘The Twilight Saga’ moviessaid she feels strongly for him because he has a childish sideNews of the World reported “I love Rob because he always wants to be the best He can be very childish When Rob does something right or wins something he talks with a differentlittle voice like a five-year-old” Stewart said “Rob is sexyin a tortured artist way This might be because he is British He’s talllooks like he is thinking all the time and is incredibly funny” she added “I love the way he sings It breaks my heart And don’t you think he’s just gorgeous Rob’s also a very bad liarhe just can’t do it” she added The American star also claims Robert once proposed to her for a joke “He asked me to marry him As a jokethough Well at least I think so” Stewart said The couple have been rumoured to be in a relationship since they first met on the set of the vampire moviesbut have never officially been seen togetherdespite rumours they were going to reveal their status at this year’s BAFTA Awards “It is extremely difficult but we are togetheryes We can’t arrive at the same time because of the fansit goes crazy” Pattinson had said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded scores of programs over the last 4 decades aimed at increasing the number of minorities who apply for its bread-and-butter investigator grants But NIH Director Francis Collins is not satisfied with the progress to date in correcting the serious underrepresentation of African-Americans Hispanics and Native Americans in the applicant pool “We are far short of where I believe we ought to be” he said during a 22 October media briefing on NIH’s latest attempt to achieve that deceptively simple goal “I can tell you that a number of those programs have produced stunning successes in terms of individuals who have been significant contributors to the biomedical research enterprise But those are more anecdotes than systematic data” The new three-part program which Collins called “a bold experiment” hopes to address those problems with significantly more resources and better record keeping Each of 10 BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) awards ranging from $17 million to $24 million over 5 years will fund partnerships among several institutions to attract and retain more minority students Another grant based at Boston College will create a national mentoring network serving all sites The final grant to a consortium led by the University of California Los Angeles will be used to evaluate all of the BUILD grants NIH expects to spend $240 million over the first 5 years of the initiative which bears the clunky title of Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce There are plans to hold a second competition in 2019 in which the first-round winners will compete against newcomers The awards are an order of magnitude larger than what existing programs to help minorities typically receive That is welcome news to the community of scientists who have been deeply involved in NIH-funded diversity programs that serve a relative handful of students each year But mixed in with their applause is some handwringing For starters many scientists resent what they regard as Collins’s implicit criticism of existing diversity programs—which they say laid the groundwork for many of the new awards “The hair on the back of my neck went up when I heard his comments” says Renato Aguilera a biology professor at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) and co-principal investigator (PI) on UTEP’s 5-year $22 million BUILD grant For the past decade Aguilera has run a much smaller NIH-funded program the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) which supports a few dozen undergraduates doing research and a handful of graduate students pursing PhD degrees in the biomedical sciences “I don’t agree that the existing programs haven’t worked” he says “I’m also nervous that they might decide to throw out all the existing programs and replace them with these humongous BUILD grants” UTEP cited the success of RISE and other NIH-funded programs on campus in its proposal to NIH—for example Aguilera notes that “more than 50% of my students go on to graduate school in the life sciences” But he says there’s a simple reason RISE hasn’t had a bigger impact on the diversity of the NIH applicant pool: Its $800000-a-year budget doesn’t allow him to address all the factors that can affect the size of the minority pipeline “RISE doesn’t give you any money for infrastructure or to serve the rest of the student population” he notes “You can’t go into the high schools or to community colleges You can’t serve students at other campuses in the region or partner with research-intensive universities to provide more summer research experiences You also can’t do much to mentor faculty” The BUILD grant will allow the university and more than a dozen academic partners—minority-serving institutions 2-year colleges and research-intensive universities—to pursue all of those activities and more he notes It will give a wider swath of students the chance to learn what it means to be a scientist through training in research practices and actual lab experiences Some half a million dollars alone will go toward turning empty space in a new campus building into a state-of-the-art biology learning center with wet labs and areas for tutoring and mentoring “BUILD merged things that have been successful” Aguilera says “After all you had to prove that they were working in order to get the NIH grant” A long hard road The dearth of minorities in US science—in particular African-Americans Latinos and Native Americans—is a chronic problem Although there are many ways to measure that underrepresentation from low participation rates in high school science courses to their near-invisibility within science faculty at some elite universities Collins chose the statistic most relevant to NIH’s goals when he announced the new awards “Although 126% of the US population is African-American only 11% of our NIH PIs are African-American” he told reporters Winning an NIH grant is a long and difficult process for any scientist And many minority students who might aspire to a career as a biomedical researcher also must first overcome poor academic preparation in high school inadequate financial support to complete a degree a lack of academic mentoring and haphazard career counseling and a hostile environment on campus For those who surmount those roadblocks and earn a science degree there’s often strong family pressure to find a steady and well-paying job immediately after graduation Even for those who persevere through graduate school and beyond the dearth of faculty positions can dash their hopes of an academic research career And then as a final insult to those who do manage to snare a tenure-track position there are the plunging success rates for grant applicants The new initiative hopes to address the factors that bear on earning an undergraduate and graduate degree It’s also meant to show that NIH is being responsive to a widely reported 2011 study showing that minorities are 10% less likely to obtain an NIH grant than their white counterparts “They had to do something that Francis could point to as being new because the [2011] report caused such a ruckus” says Richard Morimoto a molecular biologist at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois In 2006 Morimoto chaired an NIH advisory panel that proposed an 8-year doubling of the number of minority PhDs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences He said then that NIH’s existing programs to foster diversity were piecemeal and that “the training of more minority scientists needs to be the responsibility of the entire community” That doubling hasn’t occurred although the most recent figures from the National Science Foundation show that the number of African-American and Hispanic PhDs in the biological sciences rose sharply in the late 2000s before leveling off over the past few years At the same time the absolute numbers are so small—267 African Americans and 329 Hispanics received PhDs in the biological sciences in 2012 for example—that even a small increase or drop can represent a large percentage change Morimoto admits he “was not overwhelmed” when he first heard about the new diversity awards But he sees them as “a significant investment in a time of limited resources” And he applauds the selection process: “Putting more money into the hands of people who have shown success is a good idea” he says Another BUILD winner that certainly fits that definition is the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) It’s already earned a national reputation in preparing minorities for scientific careers through its Meyerhoff Scholars Program that began in 1988 UMBC officials hope to extend the principles behind that elite program to reach what biochemist William LaCourse dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences calls “the murky middle” of students who show an interest in science but aren’t eligible for the mentoring internships and additional services that the Meyerhoff Scholars receive “We want to weave what we’ve learned into the fabric of the university so we can offer the same experience to every student who walks through our doors” says LaCourse a co-PI on the school’s 5-year $18 million grant “And this award will allow us to move a lot faster” Building on success Maria Elena Zavala a biologist at California State University Northridge (CSUN) which also won a BUILD award knows about all the academic barriers facing minority scientists The daughter of former migrant workers in California she took as much science as was offered at her high school despite being told by her guidance counselor that “your kind of people need [to learn] some kind of skill” When Zavala joined the biology department at CSUN in 1988 she already knew about the school’s long tradition of producing graduates who went on to earn science-related PhDs “But nobody could remember any minority PhD students” she recalls One big reason for their absence she realized is that “they couldn’t afford to take the research courses that you need to get into graduate school Most students do it on a volunteer basis but minority students usually don’t have the time because they have to work” Although the noncredit lab courses don’t satisfy any graduation requirements she notes they do draw down a student’s financial aid package So Zavala applied for and won an NIH Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) grant Twenty-five years later she’s still directing the program and along the way she’s developed several innovative approaches for helping minority students that university officials incorporated into their successful BUILD application “The spotlight is on us to make a difference” says Crist Khachikian CSUN’s associate vice president for research and graduate studies and the lead PI on the BUILD grant which they hope will total $22 million over 5 years “We have a rich tradition of success but we are reevaluating our approach to mentoring and what factors might undermine student success” He says faculty members will be applying the concept of critical race theory—the interaction of law race and power—“to make mentoring more culturally appropriate for a diverse student population” Zavala is no Pollyanna when it comes to her students’ chances of carving out a career in science And she knows that any program however comprehensive can’t cover all the bases “You want to be optimistic about student outcomes but you have to be realistic about what happens to them after they graduate” she says “Life happens Say one of their parents comes down with cancer and tells them that they need to take a job to help pay the bills They aren’t going to do it” Zavala isn’t a co-PI on the new grant but she thinks she and her colleagues are on the same page “We’re already doing a lot of these things and they are working” she says “What NIH has decided to do is to put these programs on steroids” A fourth BUILD grantee Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans perennially tops the list of schools that produce the most minority PhDs in the physical and life sciences But that record isn’t good enough says Gene D’Amour special assistant to the president and lead PI on the project Some 70% of the school’s predominantly low-income and black student body plans to major in either pre-med or pre-pharmacology he says but only 25% actually go on to graduate training in a STEM (science technology engineering and mathematics) field or to medical or pharmacy school “We’d like to do a better job of keeping them” D’Amour says The scholarships in the grant will help students whose parents were hit hard by the 2008 economic meltdown he says and make it possible for them to start thinking about a PhD Interim metrics Of course students at Xavier and all the other campuses funded by the new initiative won’t actually earn that advanced degree until well after the 5-year grant ends And it will be more than a decade before any of them are in a position to apply for an NIH investigator grant That means NIH will need to apply intermediate markers in judging the overall success of the diversity initiative and more specifically whether institutions should receive a second 5-year award Hannah Valantine who in January was named NIH’s first chief diversity officer says the transition rates into graduate programs will be an important metric although she admits that no baseline currently exists “The transition rates for MARC and other programs vary from 20% to 60%” she says “I’d like to see a rate of at least 50% if not much higher for the new round of grants” For institutions with programs already meeting that standard the new initiative is a chance for them to spread their wings “What was really amazing about the solicitation was that it in effect asked people to describe what they need and then to come up with creative ways to achieve it without regard to the budget” marvels UTEP’s Aguilera “They told us to think big and that’s exactly what we’re planning to do” and Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Marin Solja?

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