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Government & IIT-Delhi to Set up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies

Government & IIT-Delhi to Set up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies

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NEW DELHI : To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) have come together to bring the best of science and technology to implement waste management in India. Principal Scientific Advisor to the Govt of India, Prof K. Vijay Raghavanand Director, IIT Delhi, Prof V. Ramgopal Rao signed a Memorandum of Understanding today in New Delhi for setting up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies for implementation of sustainable, scientific and technological solutions for waste management, through validation and deployment of available technologies for transformation of waste to wealth. The waste to wealth mission project has been ap...
Cabinet apprised about MoU between India and Brazilin the area of Biotechnology

Cabinet apprised about MoU between India and Brazilin the area of Biotechnology

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, was apprised about an MoU signed in May, 2018 between India and Brazil. The MoU has been signed to strengthen the ties between India and Brazil to work out the future agenda for the collaboration for innovation in Science & Technology diplomacy to evolve a concrete strategic plan in the area of biotechnology education, training and research. The broad areas of collaboration are: Biomedicine and health, especially biotech based products Agriculture breeding practices Biofuel and bio-energy Nanotechnology and Bioinstrumentation Biodiversity and Taxonomy
Successful Trial of ‘Nirbhay’ Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile

Successful Trial of ‘Nirbhay’ Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile

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New Delhi: Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully test fired indigenously designed & developed Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile “Nirbhay” from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur Odisha. It is the sixth development flight trial with objective to prove the repeatability of boost phase, cruise phase using way point navigation at very low altitudes. The missile took off vertically turning horizontally into desired direction, booster separated, wing deployed, engine started, cruised all the intended waypoints. The missile demonstrated its sea-skimming capability to cruise at very low altitudes. The entire flight was fully tracked by a chain of Electro Optical Tracking Systems, Radars and Ground Telemetry Systems deployed all along the sea coa
Scientific Convention To Bridge the Gap Between Science and Tradition

Scientific Convention To Bridge the Gap Between Science and Tradition

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The two-day Convention on World Homeopathy Day Inaugurated Today Emphasis on Safety, Quality Control and Consistency of Homoeopathy Product NEW DELHI :   The two-day Convention on World Homeopathy Day was inaugurated by Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH Dr. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha in here today. The World Homoeopathy Day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr. Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann. Sh. Nilanjal Sanyal, Chairman, Board of Governors, Central Council of Homoeopathy and Sh. Tridandi Chinna Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji also graced the inaugural ceremony. Tributes were paid by Dr. Gary Smyth, President, Faculty of Homeopathy, UK and Dr. Alok Pareek, President, LMHI (International). Dr. Kotecha in his inaugural address emphasised the Min...
ISRO Launches Young Scientist Programme

ISRO Launches Young Scientist Programme

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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
Key missions launched on foundation day of Department of Biotechnology

Key missions launched on foundation day of Department of Biotechnology

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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...
ISRO Announces First ‘Young Scientists Programme’ to Encourage Scientific Talent

ISRO Announces First ‘Young Scientists Programme’ to Encourage Scientific Talent

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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
Best Time to do Science in India : Union IT Minister

Best Time to do Science in India : Union IT Minister

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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
Nobel Laureates Inaugurate Children Science Congress in Lovely Professional Univers

Nobel Laureates Inaugurate Children Science Congress in Lovely Professional Univers

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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...
Lovely Professional University Students Prepare Time Capsule for 100 Years

Lovely Professional University Students Prepare Time Capsule for 100 Years

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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.