Tuesday, July 21, 2009

'Precautions needed while watching eclipse'

PATNA: A workshop on total solar eclipse of 2009 was held at Patna University (PU) physics department here on Monday in which more than 80 students

and teachers participated. Patna Science College principal Kashi Nath inaugurated the workshop. PU physics teachers U N L Mathur, Rohit Raman and S K Sinha presented their views on topics relating to the total solar eclipse which will be visible in different parts of Bihar, including Patna. Amarendra Narain spoke about necessary precautions while watching the eclipse. Rakesh Kumar presented the scientific details of the eclipse. Swetambar Das explained the phenomenon of solar eclipse using photographs and animation. Symposium on development: The Central University of Bihar (CUB) is organizing a symposium on "Development Studies and India's Development" at A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies here on Tuesday. Chief minister Nitish Kumar will be the chief guest and eminent social scientists like Jean Dreze, Pradeep Bhargave, Chandrakala Padia and Ravi Srivastava will address the symposium. CUB vice-chancellor Janak Pandey said that the new university seeks to educate and develop human resources for the development of the country, establish linkages with industries for the promotion of science and technology and to pay special attention to the improvement of socio-economic condition of the people. Employees' agitation: About 33,000 non-teaching staff of colleges and universities in Bihar will remain on mass casual leave and stage dharna before the state legislature from July 21 to 24 in support of their long-pending demands, including new payscales, payment of arrears and removal of pay anomalies, said Bihar State University and College Employees' Federation general secretary Ganga Prasad Jha.
Courtsey : The Times of India