NEW DELHI : Indian Space Research Organisation has launched a special programme for School Children called “Young Scientist Programme” “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” (युविका) from this year. The Program is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of Space activities. ISRO has chalked out this programme to “Catch them young”. The residential training programme will be of around two weeks duration during summer holidays and it is proposed to select 3 students each from each State/ Union Territory to participate in this programme every year covering CBSE, ICSE and State syllabus. Those who have finished 8th standard and currently studying in 9th stand
NEW DELHI : Department of Biotechnology in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, celebrated its 33rd Foundation Day today in New Delhi with the theme as "Celebrating Biotechnology: Building Indian as an Innovation Nation". On the occasion Union Minister for Science & Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan gave away the Biotechnology Research Innovation and Technology Excellence (BRITE) awards. The Union Minister emphasized the role of Department of Biotechnology during the last 33 years in creating a large scale impact across the multiple sectors by development and commercialization of affordable solutions for healthcare, improved crop varieties, animal diagnostics and technology for generation of clean energy. Further, he highlighted the progress made in the area of ca...
3 Students from each state and UT will be selected for ISRO programme : Dr Sivan New Delhi : The launch window for Chandravaan-2 is March 25 - April 30 this year, said Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr K Sivan, while addressing a press conference here today. He said that ISRO has planned 32 missions this year. Elaborating on the priority areas of ISRO, the Chairman said that these include Gaganyaan project, reaching out to students, outreach programmes, planned missions of this year and Vikram Sarabhai Centenary celebrations. Elaborating on the outreach programmes, Dr Sivan said that this year ISRO has initiated ‘Samvad with students’ programme where ISRO chairman meets the students during his outstation visits and address their queries and quench the scientific
Ravi Shankar Prasad Inaugurates Science Communicators’ Meet at the Indian Science Congress, 2019 JALANDHAR : As a part of the on-going Indian Science Congress, 2019, Science Communicators’ Meet was inaugurated today by the Union Minister for Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar. While inaugurating the Meet, Ravi Shankar Prasad was delighted to inform that India’s ranking in global innovation index has jumped from 81st in 2015 to 60th in 2017. He also informed that India is now at the 6th position in scientific publications and 10th in patent filing. “India is now 3rd most attractive investment destination for technology transactions and it is the best time to do science in India”, said the IT
Jalandhar : As a part of the on-going five-day Indian Science Congress, Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan(Children Science Congress) was inaugurated today in Jalandhar by Nobel Laureates Avram Hershko from Israel and F.Duncan M.Haldane from USA. While inaugurating the Congress, Avram Hershko called children as the future of scientific India and was sure that some of them may be making some important discoveries which will prove to be good for mankind, and may also win them Nobel Prize someday. Appreciating the progress that India has done over the years Prof. Duncan Hardane said that India has to be a part of the technological development of the future. Prof Duncan advised young students to learn mathematics irrespective of the jobs they are going to take up. In his presidential a...
It is to Preserve for 100 Years to Give Glimpse of Today’s Technology Future Generations can go Through the Technological Development JALANDHAR : A Time Capsule prepared at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar with items representing today’s technology and India’s scientific prowess was buried today by Nobel Laureates Avram Hershko from Israel and F.Duncan M. Haldane from USA on the occasion of the on-going 106th Indian Science Congress . Glimpse of Today’s Technology The Time Capsule contains 100 items that represent modern-day technology as experienced in India. Besides replicas of Mangalyaan, Brahmos Missile and Tejas fighter jet representing India’s scientific prowess, the Capsule contains laptop, landline phone,smart phone, drone, VR glasses, stopwatch, Amazon Alexa etc.
Fulcrum of Science is the Desire to Question; Desire to Explore Which Needs to be Inculcated : Smriti Irani JALANDHAR : Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Textiles & Industry, inaugurated the Women’s Science Congress as a part of the on-going Indian Science Congress, 2019 at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar today. While inaugurating the Congress, the Minister said that science is gender-neutral. She mentioned that about 2.8 lakh scientists, engineers employed in research and development institutions across the country, only about 39,000 are women which makes the female scientific community the largest minority in the country. The data tells us that 81 percent of the females in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) field, there is a gender bias in
Suvash Choudhary NEW DELHI : Global Cooling Innovation Summit will be inaugurated by Union Science & Technology Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on 12th November 2018. The Two-day Summit is a first-of-its-kind solutions-focused event. It will bring together leaders from around the world to explore concrete means and pathways to address the climate threat by growing demand from room air conditioners. The event is jointly organized by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The co partners are Rocky Mountain Institute, Alliance for An Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), Conservation X Labs and CEPT University. Launching of Global Cooling Prize The summit will also see the launching of Global Cooling Prize— Mission Innovation challenge. It
NEW DELHI : Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu under Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Agreement for transfer of technology for India’s first Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery project. The Agreement was signed in Bengaluru on Saturday (June 09, 2018) by Dr Vijayamohan K. Pillai, Director, CECRI and C. Narasimhan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of RAASI Group in the presence of Union minister for Science & Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan. A group at CSIR-CECRI headed by Dr Gopu Kumar has developed an indigenous technology of Lithium-ion cells in partnership with CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) New Delhi, CSIR- Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-C