A star in the constellation Sextans has been named ‘Bibha’, after Bibha Chowdhuri, a pioneering Indian scientist and also the first woman researcher-faculty at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in 1949.
Bibha is a yellow-white dwarf star located 340 light-years away. Bibha’s exoplanet has been named Santamasa, a Sanskrit word meaning “clouded”.
The Supreme Court has refused to stay the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) of 2019.
Chief Justice of India also asked the government to publicise the actual intent of the Act so that there was no confusion among the public about its objectives.
The act fast tracks citizenship-by-naturalisation process for “illegal migrants” from six religious communities, other than Muslims, who have fled persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.