Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Webinar on Driving Green Mobility through Knowledge Sharing Platforms | 22 June, 10.00 IST

Dear Sir/Madam,

We cordially invite you to participate in the "Driving Green Mobility through Knowledge Sharing Platforms" webinar organized by GIZ and TERI as a part of Transport and Climate Change (TCC) Week 2021 of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) from 21 – 25 June 2021. This webinar will be held from 10.00 - 11.00 IST on 22 June 2021 (Tuesday). You can find more information in the attached agenda of the session.

The objective of the webinar is to discuss and share valuable experiences and expertise for leveraging the benefits of digital tools and knowledge collaboration to advance sustainable mobility. As green mobility has emerged as the best approach for promoting sustainable transportation, the webinar aims to bring together experts to discuss the impact of knowledge sharing and exchange to augment green mobility.

The Transport and Climate Change Week is an annual event organized by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. In 2021, it will take place as a hybrid conference with a studio in Berlin, decentralized event locations in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America and with virtual participants. It is primarily aimed at transport policy makers and experts from our global partner countries and has the motto "Smart and Green Recovery in the Transport Sector".

You can find further information at www.transportweek.org and the trailer for the TCC week (link). To participate in the TCC week, we request you to kindly register here. Please find enclosed the agenda and the information on how to join the online meeting for your consideration and ready reference. Kindly join the event using the Microsoft Teams link given below.

Click here to join the Webinar

If you need any information in this regard, please feel free to reach out to us on either Shweta.kalia@giz.de or pkbhatta@teri.res.in.

We look forward to your presence at the TCC week!

Monday, June 14, 2021

Journal of Scientometric Research, Special Issue on Science, Technology and Innovation in Latin America is now Online

Journal of Scientometric Research, Vol 10, Issue 1S, 2021
Special Issue on Science, Technology and Innovation in Latin America is now Online

Table of Contents
Journal of Scientometric Research, 2021, 10(1S)

  • Science, Technology and Innovation in Latin America | Jacqueline Leta, Kizi Araujo
Review Article
  • Contesting the Mainstream Narrative? A Conceptual Discussion on the Politics of Science, Technology, and Innovation from the Periphery | Carolina Bagattolli, Tiago Brandão
Research Articles
  • Cancer Research in Latin America, 2014-2019, and its Disease Burden | Grant Lewison, Gareth I Owen, Henry Gomez, Eduardo Cazap, Raul Murillo, Karla Unger Saldaña, Marisa Dreyer, Audrey Tsunoda, Jorge Jimenez De La Jara
  • Global trends, Local threads. The Thematic Orientation of Renewable Energy Research in Mexico and Argentina between 1992 and 2016 | Matías Federico Milia
  • Analysing the Differences in the Scientific Diffusion and Policy Impact of Analogous Theoretical Approaches: Evidence for Territorial Innovation Models | Cristian Brixner, Silvina Alejandra Romano, Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia
  • Patent Collaboration Networks in Latin America: Extra-regional Orientation and Core-Periphery Structure | Carlos Bianchi, Pablo Galaso, Sergio Palomeque
  • Mobility of the Members of the National System of Researchers of Mexico in their Academic Training in Latin America | Eduardo Robles-Belmont
  • The Relationship between the Language of Scientific Publication and its Impact in the Field of Public and Collective Health | Solange Maria Dos Santos, Grischa Fraumann, Simone Belli, Rogério Mugnaini
  • Health Research Networks Based on National CV Platforms in Brazil and Uruguay | Cecilia Tomassini, Claudia Cohanoff, Sofia Robaina, Jesús P Mena-Chalco
  • Ten years of Altmetrics: A Review of Latin America Contributions | Thaiane Moreira De Oliveira, Germana Barata, Alejandro Uribe-Tirado
  • Transformations in the Ecuadorian Scientific Landscape: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Main Publications Trends and the Role of the Scientific Networks and the Public International Scholarship Program | Henry Chavez, Jacqueline Gaybor

Read Current Issue: http://jscires.org/v10/i1s

Sujit Bhattacharya
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Scientometric Research 
Listed in SCOPUS,  Emerging Sources Citation Index (WoS)]
Professor AcSIR| Academy of Scientific Research & Innovation
Chief Scientist (CSIR-NISTADS)
Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, Pusa Campus, 
New Delhi-110012, INDIA
Email: editor@jscires.org
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Online manuscript submission: http://www.journalonweb.com/jscires/

Law in a Time of Uncertainty and Global Change | Online School of Law Summer School 2021

Law in a Time of Uncertainty and Global Change
Online School of Law Summer School
28 June – 5 July 2021
Join a cohort of our global student community to explore some of the key legal issues arising from the changes in our world, focussing on current topics in international commercial law, regulation of technology, sustainability and human rights and inclusion.

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Law in a Time of Uncertainity and Global Change Online School of Law Summer School 28 June – 5 July 2021. Join a cohort of our global student community to explore some of the key legal issues arising from the changes in our world, focussing on current topics in in international commercial law, regulation of technology, sustainability and human rights and inclusion.

New Article "Analysing acceptability of E-rickshaw as a public transport innovation in Delhi: A responsible innovation perspective" by R Singh, S Mishra, & K Tripathi

Analysing acceptability of E-rickshaw as a public transport innovation in Delhi: A responsible innovation perspective
by Rajbeer Singh, Shilpa Mishra, & Krishna Tripathi; Technological Forecasting and Social Change, volume 170, September 2021.

  • Deliberation and participation process revealed the inclusion of different values for E-rickshaw as emerging transport innovation.
  • Governance regulation becomes a key outcome of the innovation process to make innovation acceptable in India.
  • Sustainability in forms of different values is reflected and presented through the case.
  • Universal and culturally specific values are crucial to embed sustainability in making innovation responsible.
Abstract: The Electrical (E)-rickshaw as of the many emerging technologies for e-mobility has witnessed critical and challenging issues like sustainability, accountability and responsibility while it becomes one of the new transportation means in India. The responsible innovation approach is interesting to analyse for acceptance and adoption of E-rickshaw as a legal vehicle technology for India. Paper also addresses whether the case of E-rickshaw as a component of the public transport in Delhi can be a responsible innovation. The interviews, focused group discussions, non-participant observations, and survey methods used to trace deliberation and participation processes for the emerging innovation. The findings suggest that reliability, safety, ownership, solidarity, competitiveness, affordability, last-mile connectivity, accessibility, happiness, gender equity, non-polluting, employability, social equity, comfortability, healthiness, profitability as universal and culture-specific values are embedded in this innovation. These values make this product socially, economically and environmentally sustainable in the region.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Indialics Public Lecture "The Quest for Sustainable Development for All: 21st Century Challenges" | 16 June

Dear Colleagues and Friends

Greetings from Indialics


Indialics Public Lecture Series IX: Topic: "The Quest for Sustainable Development for All: 21st Century Challenges"

Date: June 16, 2021 | 5:00pm- 7:00pm (IST)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94032349840?pwd=VytWbUhEK3VLZkVLZnVtUlNscGJZQT09

Meeting ID: 940 3234 9840
Passcode: 2021

Lakhwinder Singh
Editor, Millennial Asia: An International Journal of Asian Studies, SAGE Publisher-SCOPUS and Clarivate Analytics: ESCI
Former Professor and Head of Economics Department
and Coordinator, Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies (CDEIS)
Punjabi University, Patiala 147002, India; Mobile: +91-9888755642; E: lakhwindergill[@]pbi.ac.in

Panel discussion on Promoting STI Through Collaboration | 19 June

Join by Meeting Number: (access code) 184 249 2601 | Meeting password: 1234

Friday, June 11, 2021

INSA Young Historian of Science Award 2021

INSA Young Historian of Science Award 2021

INSA Young Historian of Science Award has been instituted by the Indian National Science Academy and awarded annually are intended to Young Historians of Science in India in recognition of their outstanding contributions in any branch of History of Science coming within the purview of the Academy. The research carried out in India or abroad by the nominees will be taken into consideration for the award. 

Number of Award: The number of awards to be made in any year will be limited to maximum two. 

Age Limit: Any citizen of India, who has not attained the age of 35 years on December 31, of the year preceding the year of award, shall be eligible for the award. Only those born on or after 1 January, 1986 are eligible for consideration in the year 2021.  

Last date for receiving Nominations: 15th July 2021

Further Details

Monday, June 7, 2021

CODATA Connect – Data Science Journal Early Career Essay Competition 2021: Call for Submissions

CODATA Connect Early Career and Alumni Network in collaboration with the CODATA Data Science Journal (DSJ) is pleased to invite to its second Essay Competition for Early-Career Researchers (ECR), defined as a university undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate students or early career researchers/ data professionals within five years of completing their highest qualification. CODATA Connect exists to ensure a structural and sustained collaboration and support for the activities of the alumni of CODATA-RDA Summer Schools, of the CODATA China and Trieste Training Workshops and other early-career researchers and data professionals involved in the CODATA community and those of partner organisations.

Topic for the Essay: "Challenges and Benefits for governments and industry involvement in the Open Data Initiative"

  • Participants interested in disseminating information on research data in the sciences, humanities and the arts using essays as the medium are welcome to apply.

  • Topics might include but are not limited to human health, climate change, resilience, etc.

  • Essays that discuss the necessary limits in openness are also in scope and are welcome (e.g. personal health information, indigenous sovereignty, etc.)

  • Essays that discuss the challenges and benefits in making data as open as possible and the roles the government and industry can play is welcome.

  • Essays might discuss challenges at any point in the data lifecycle and in relation to any of a number of global and societal challenges.

  • We discourage essays that simply present well known and generic arguments in favour of open data.

  • Essays are encouraged to use local or specific examples for the benefits of open data and to discuss how challenges can be overcome in both specific circumstances and more globally.


  • The dates for the essay writing are 7th June to 31st August 2021.

  • The Essay Writing Competition is open to all CODATA-RDA Summer Schools Alumni and any early career researchers/ data professionals.

  • The Essay must adhere to Data Science Journal guidelines for Essays They should cover topics and controversies of interest to the community and aim to stimulate discussion and debate. Essays may be provocative and less focused on reporting original research work but should still consist of original thoughts and ideas. More information on the criteria for essay submission at the DSJ can be found here: https://datascience.codata.org/about/submissions/

  • The essay writing time is 3 months and the length of the essay should be 2000-3000 words. References do not count as part of the word limit.

  • Each essay must contain the full name(s), affiliations and contact details of the authors.

  • Essays are only accepted in the English language.


The panel of judges consists of representatives from the CODATA community and editors of the CODATA Data Science Journal. The judges' decision is final and may not be appealed. The review process will be single-blind: judges will not know the identity of the authors.


Essays should be interesting, original and provocative but also clearly situated in a body of knowledge. It is important that the authors show an appropriate knowledge of the chosen research area for discussions. Other criteria include but are not limited to:

  • Contemporary relevance of the topic to the science of data.

  • Demonstrated awareness of the state of discussion around the topic. Essays do not need to include a comprehensive literature review but must illustrate where their argument fits into the broader discussion in the field.

  • Strength and persuasiveness of the argument, underpinned by reference to literature, evidence and data.

  • Clarity of writing and appeal of writing style.


Essays must adhere to DSJ submission guidelines: https://datascience.codata.org/about/submissions/


  • The winning essay will be published in DSJ for free along with a formal certification of their achievement.

  • Shortlisted essays will be invited for submission to the CODATA Data Science Journal (the usual peer review, article processing charges and waiver terms will apply).


  • The deadline for submitting the essays is 23:59 UTC on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

  • Essay submission process will be updated by 1st July 2021.


The selected essay winner will be announced on the CODATA website https://www.codata.org by Thursday 30 September 2021. The winner will also be contacted through the CODATA Connect email.

CODATA reserves the right to publish the winners' name and affiliation, as well as the winning essay in the CODATA Data Science Journal: http://datascience.codata.org.


For further enquiries and information, contact: codataconnect@codata.org

If you wish to read the Essays of the Winners of the 1st Essay Competition 2020, they are shared on https://codata.org/initiatives/strategic-programme/codata-connect/codata-connect-essay-competition-2020-winner-esther-plomp-tu-delft/


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Sunday, June 6, 2021

UNESCO Science Report - Press briefing invitation

UNESCO Save the Date


Press Briefing: The UNESCO Science Report: The Race against Time for Smarter Development.


TODAY: Monday, June 7, 2021 at 16:30 Paris time, (UTC +2)



After a brief presentation on the new report, its editors, Susan Schneegans, Jake Ryan Lewis and Tiffany Straza will be available to answer questions.


Please register on the following link before the press briefing:

https://unesco-org.zoom.us/j/91825034119 /


Find the complete Report, (embargoed for June 11), the press release and more information here




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Friday, June 4, 2021

New Article "Intimate Labor at Biomedical Frontlines: Situated Knowledges of Female Community Health Workers in the Management of COVID-19 in India"

Intimate Labor at Biomedical Frontlines: Situated Knowledges of Female Community Health Workers in the Management of COVID-19 in India
by Sanghamitra Das & Samhita Das, Catalyst, 2021. 
Published in a reputed open access journal, Catalyst, affiliated with the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)
Abstract: Media reports of the COVID-19 pandemic in India have highlighted the important role that India's female community health workers, the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), have played in managing COVID infections in India. This paper explores the epistemic basis of ASHA work to understand the significance of their role. Through a discourse analysis of textual media articles, we show that the ASHAs' routine and COVID-related caregiving practices are a form of embodied, intimate labor rooted in their situated, community-oriented knowledge. This labor is devalued as emotional and feminized care work, which denies the ASHAs professional status in the public healthcare system of India and, in turn, reflects a hierarchy among health practitioners that stems from the status of objectivity/disembodiment in biomedicine. We find that, despite their low status in the public health system, ASHA workers develop a self-concept that enables them to self-identify as healthcare professionals, motivating them to continue providing essential healthcare services during the pandemic. We argue that an official recognition of the epistemic value of ASHA work would help to overcome the age-old nature/culture dichotomy that informs what counts as valuable, legitimate, formal medical knowledge. Furthermore, our analysis provides a critique of the gendered devaluation of care work within a political economy of health increasingly dictated by a neoliberal logic.
DOI: 10.28968/cftt.v7i1.34781
Keywords: ASHA workers; Intimate Labor; Feminization of Care; Situated Knowledges; COVID-19/Sars-Cov-2

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

UNESCO report calls for substantial increases in investment in science in the face of growing crises

UNESCO Press Release No.2021-48




UNESCO report calls for substantial increases in investment in science in the face of growing crises


Paris, June 11 – Spending on science worldwide increased (+19%) between 2014 and 2018, as did the number of scientists (+13.7%). This trend has been further boosted by the COVID crisis, according to UNESCO's new Science Report, The Race against Time for Smarter Development.


But, these figures hide significant disparities: just two countries, the United States and China, account for nearly two-thirds of this increase (63%) while four out of five countries lag far behind, investing less than 1% of their GDP in scientific research. The scientific landscape thus remains largely a landscape of power.


Published every five years, the new report provides an overview of science and science policy.


Artificial intelligence and robotics are particularly dynamic fields, according to the report which notes that almost 150,000 articles were published on these subjects in 2019 alone. Research in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics has surged in lower middle-income countries, which contributed 25.3% of publications in this field in 2019, compared to only 12.8% in 2015. Over the past five years, more than 30 countries have adopted specific strategies, among them China, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, India, Mauritius and Vietnam.  


Other fields of research that are crucial for our future attract significantly lower investments. In 2019 for example, research into carbon capture and storage, only generated 2,500 articles, 60 times fewer than artificial intelligence. Research on the subject is actually declining in six of the ten countries leading research in this field (Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the current leader, the United States). Similarly, the field of sustainable energy remains under-explored, representing only 2.5% of global publications in 2019.


There is a long way to go before science contributes its full potential to sustainable development.


The world must focus on providing science with the tools it needs. As Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, points out, "better-endowed science is indispensable. Science must become less unequal, more cooperative and more open. Today's challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, decline of ocean health and pandemics are all global. This is why we must mobilize scientists and researchers from all over the world."


Although international scientific cooperation has increased over the last five years, open access still only applies to one publication in four. Moreover, despite the tremendous collective momentum generated by the fight against COVID-19, many obstacles stand in the way of open access to research in much of the world.



For example, more than 70% of publications remain largely inaccessible to the majority of researchers. The report documents efforts to break down these barriers, which are sources of both inequality and inefficiency. New models for the circulation and dissemination of scientific knowledge in society must be implemented.


UNESCO has been working on this since 2019, when it began preparing a global standard-setting instrument for open science. If adopted at the Organization's next General Conference in November 2021, the Recommendation will provide the international community with a shared definition and framework in which to develop the transparent, inclusive and effective science the world needs.


The report also underscores the importance of diversity in science; the development of this critical discipline must involve the whole of humanity. It finds that only one third of researchers in the world are women. While parity has almost been achieved in the life sciences, it is still a long way off in many sectors of growing importance. For example, women represent only 22% of the workforce in the field of artificial intelligence. This is a problem not only for today, but also for tomorrow. We cannot allow the inequalities of society be reproduced, or amplified, by the science of the future.


Science must unite all of humanity to face the challenges of today and tomorrow. The report urges the restoration of public confidence in science, and reminds us that today's science contributes to shaping the world of tomorrow, which is why it is essential to prioritize humanity's common goal of sustainability through ambitious science policy.


About UNESCO's Science Report


Every five years, the UNESCO Science Report provides an update of trends in science governance. Written by 70 authors from 52 countries, it aggregates data on spending, personnel, scientific publications and patents. The latest edition tracks progress towards the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the rapid progress of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It also tracks the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global research and innovation.





A Media Briefing will be held online on Monday 7 June at 4.30 pm, CET in English: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/j/91825034119

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