New Delhi:. Swarna Jayanti Fellowships have been awarded to 14 Scientists associated with projects containing innovative research idea and with potential of making impact on R&D in the respective disciplines. The scientists, selected for the award through a rigorous three-tier process, will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with freedom and flexibility. The Swarna Jayanti Fellowships scheme was instituted by Government of India to commemorate India's fiftieth year of independence. Under this scheme, a selected number of young scientists, with proven track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology. The awardees are supported by Department of Science & Technology, for fellowship and...
NEW DELHI : Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the kartavya.ugc.ac.in portal on the occasion of ‘Constitution Day’ today, as a part of year long Nagrik Kartavya Paalan Abhiyan being observed throughout the country. The portal will be used primarily for holding monthly essay competitions for students as well as other activities like quizzes, debates, poster making etc pertaining to Nagrik Kartavya Paalan Abhiyan. Minister of State for HRD Sanjay Dhotre was also present on the occasion. Secretary, Higher education, MHRD R. Subrahmanyam; Chairperson AICTE Anil Sahasrabudhe , Secretary UGC, Rajnish Jain and Director IISER Kolkata, Sourav Pal and senior officials of the ministry were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that today we
New Delhi : Adventure sports or extreme sports are activities undertaken through the medium of Land, Water and Air and perceived as involving a high degree of risk. These activities often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion and highly specialized gear. The Government of India, in order to promote adventure activities regularly provides financial assistance to organizations such as Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), National Adventure Foundation (NAF), Sea Explorer’s Institute under the National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Programme (NPYAD) Scheme to conduct adventure activities including training, awareness camps, seminars, workshops, film/slide shows, exhibition etc. This information was given by the Minister of State (I/C) Kiren Rijiju in a written reply
New Delhi : In our country many Awards are given to the experts of different fields to encourage the present and coming generations after getting freedom . Hence this subject is covered by most of the exams in India. At least one question is asked from Awards and their Fields name in every exam . It includes International, National, and State level Awards. Therefore we must know the details about Important Awards and their Fields for the preparation of upcoming exams like – SSC, UPSC, CGL, IRDAI, UIIC, OICL, RBI, RRB, IBPS , FCI, HPSC, BPSC, UPPSC, DANICS, CPO, and other states staff selection commission's exams as well as state public service commission's exams. More than 33 Awards are conferred in Different Fields : 1. Bharat Ratna – It is the highest civilian award of the India. The aw
New Delhi : Currently, 59 Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Centres are operational across the country. Out of which 51 Centres are in Tier-II/ III locations. Further, 24 new STPI Centres have been approved by the Governing Council of STPI which are at various stages of implementation. . This information was given by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today. Technology Development Programmes (TDP): Department of Science and Technology has been implementing Technology Development Programmes (TDP) to facilitate conversion of proof-of-concepts for technologies/ techniques/ processes/products into advance prototypes for validation and demonstration in field settings. The main objectives of the program include: • Support
New Delhi : The Government has taken several steps that have led to an improvement in patent filing, as also for safeguarding the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).This information was given by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today. Some of these steps : National IPR Policy for India was adopted by the Government of India on 12th May, 2016, as a vision document that lays the future roadmap of IPRs in India. The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) has been set up to coordinate the implementation of the National IPR Policy. IP awareness programmes have been undertaken in academic institutions, at both school and college level, as also for industry. To streamline the processing of IP applications, IP procedure
New Delhi : Online nominations/recommendations for Padma Awards-2020 started on 1st May, 2019. Last date for nominations/recommendations is 15th September, 2019. The nominations/recommendations for Padma Awards will be received online only on the Padma portal https://padmaawards.gov.in . Padma Awards seek to recognize ‘work of distinction’ and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements/service in all fields/disciplines. All persons without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex are eligible for these Awards. Government servants including those working with PSUs, except Doctors and Scientists, are not eligible for Padma Awards. Central Ministries/Departments, States/UT Governments, Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan awardees, Institutes of Excellence have been r
New Delhi : The Central Government has approved starting of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course with intake of 100 seats at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) & Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, New Delhi from the Academic Session, 2019-20. The Minister of State Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, here today He said that as per section 10(A) of Medical Council of India (MCI) Act, Central Government Institutions are exempt for seeking permission from MCI for starting and increase of Under Graduate (UG)/ Post Graduate (PG)/ Super Specialty (SS) seats. He also informed that Directorate General of Health Services (Dte.GHS) being the technical office of Ministr...
New Delhi : After decades of ground-breaking laboratory works, the world’s scientific and technical community, in a landmark and historic decision taken in the recent open session of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) at BIPM on 16 November 2018, has unanimously adopted the resolution to redefine four of the seven base units, the kilogram (SI unit of weight), Kelvin (SI unit of temperature), mole (SI unit of amount of substance), and ampere (SI unit of current). This decision has now enabled scientists and researchers to base the SI units entirely on fundamental properties of nature, which will ensure their ongoing refinement and improvement for years to come. The fundamental constants are invariants of time and space and successfully replaced the artifact based units
Tejaswi / STI Correspondent New Delhi : The Ministry of Human Resource Development has mandated the National Test Agency , NTA to set up, establish and create a network of Tests Practice Centres for candidates, especially in remote and rural areas to enable students to practice and be comfortable in taking a Computer Based Test (CBT). This facility will be completely free of cost to the candidates This will facilitate and ease the process of being able to take a Computer Based Test (CBT). The Remuneration to Test Practice Centre (TPC) will be given indicated in MoU and can be revised by the NTA. All SCHOOLS/COLLEGES/INSTITUTIONS can establish & run a TEST PRACTICE CENTRE by fulfilling the terms and condition of the NTA. Objectice Of TPC : The objective of TPCs is primar