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Mega-science Exhibition Vigyan Samagam in New Delhi from 21st January

Mega-science Exhibition Vigyan Samagam in New Delhi from 21st January

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New Delhi : In order to highlight the value and impact of fundamental research to a broad cross-section of audience including students, academician and industry, and to further strengthen India’s participationin mega-science Projects, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) have jointly organised a multi-venue mega-science exhibition, Vigyan Samagam. The exhibition will be held in New Delhi from 21stJanuary to 20thMarch, 2020 at the National Science Centre (NSC), PragatiMaidan.The inaugural function will be attended by Shri KN Vyas, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, DAE; Prof.Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST; and Shri YogendraTripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Culture. Dr Paul Ho, Director General, East Asian Observatory, Hawaii, ...
CSIR Partners to launch the Nature India Essay Competition 2020 for Young Scientists

CSIR Partners to launch the Nature India Essay Competition 2020 for Young Scientists

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NEW DELHI : The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Nature India launched the Nature India essay competition 2020 today to provide young and experienced scientists, researchers and authors in India, a platform to share ideas on how societally-impactful science can advance and strengthen the country. The Nature India essay competition is open for readers aged 25 to 50. The essayists will have an opportunity to draft a compelling narrative with personal anecdotes, emotion and a science-backed story that may become potentially historic in helping shape the roadmap for India’s scientific future. The essays should convey thoughts on the societal impact of science in India in not more than 1000 words. The tone of the essays must be aspirational, with emotions and story-t...
14 Scientists Awarded Swarna Jayanti Fellowships for 2018-19

14 Scientists Awarded Swarna Jayanti Fellowships for 2018-19

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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...
Future of the Country Depends on Science and Technology : Prof. C.N.R. Rao

Future of the Country Depends on Science and Technology : Prof. C.N.R. Rao

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Bengluru : Bharat Ratna, Professor C.N.R. Rao has said that the future of the country depended on science and technology and the future of science lay on the children who with their hard work and sincerity can work wonders in science. He was addressing the inaugural session of the Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan (Children’s Science Congress), a part of the ongoing 107th Indian Science Congress being held at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru today. Eminent Scientists from India and abroad called on the numerous children gathered at the event to be determined, believe in themselves and be prepared for unexpected results in their pursuit of science. Professor, Ada Yonath from Israel, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 advised the young children that in...
PM inaugurates Indian Science Congress

PM inaugurates Indian Science Congress

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 Bengaluru : The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC) today at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru. Delivering the inaugural address, the Prime Minister said, “The growth story of India depends on its achievements in the Science & Technology sector. There is a need to revolutionise the landscape of Indian Science Technology and Innovation.” “My motto for the young scientists bourgeoning in this country has been – “Innovate, Patent, Produce and Prosper”. He said these four steps will lead India towards a faster development. “Innovation for the people and by the people is direction of our ‘New India”, he added. He said, “New India needs technology and also a logical temperament, so that we can give a new direction t...
ISRO Enabled GPS System in Indian Railways

ISRO Enabled GPS System in Indian Railways

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NEW DELHI :. Real-time Train Information System (RTIS) project is being executed by Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS), which is an Information Technology arm of the Ministry of Railways, in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is primarily used for acquisition of train movement data, including that of arrival, departure, run-through timings at the stations in route. As the RTIS devices have been installed in locomotives, the trains hauled by such locomotives get tracked through this system. The zone-wise details of installation of RTIS device in the passenger and goods train locomotives till 20.11.2019, are as under: Additional funds for installation of RTIS system in 6000 more locomotives (both passenger and goods) have been sanctioned in 20...
Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates NuGen Mobility Summit-2019

Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates NuGen Mobility Summit-2019

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GURUGRAM :  Union Minister of Road Transport and MSME , Nitin Gadkari inaugurated NuGen Mobility Summit-2019 today at International Center of Automotive Technology (ICAT), Manesar in Haryana. Nitin Gadkari congratulated ICAT for organizing the event the relevant topics of alternate fuel systems and E-Mobility. He also reiterated the importance of combining agricultural sector with the automobile sector and said that bio –diesel can change the fate of both the agriculture and auto industry by decreasing its dependence on fossil fuels and agricultural base of the country by supporting in production of non-edible oil for bio diesel. He also assured the automotive industry about the importance that the government gives to them and is keen to support the industry through effective policies. ...
PSLV-C47, Successfully Launches Cartosat-3 along with 13 Nanosatellites of USA

PSLV-C47, Successfully Launches Cartosat-3 along with 13 Nanosatellites of USA

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New Delhi :   India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its forty ninth flight (PSLV-C47), successfully launched Cartosat-3 along with 13 Nanosatellites of USA from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota today. PSLV-C47 lifted-off at 0928 Hrs (IST) from the Second Launch Pad. After 17 minutes and 38 seconds, Cartosat-3 was successfully injected into a sun synchronous orbit of 509 km. Prim Minister Congratulated ISRO team for this great success. Subsequently, the 13 nanosatellites were injected into their intended orbits. After separation, solar arrays of Cartosat-3 were deployed automatically and the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network at Bengaluru assumed control of the satellite. In the coming days, the satellite will be brought to its final operational configura...
GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

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New Delhi : India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit today. The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169.7 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 45,475 km. Today’s flight marks the first operational flight of the GSLV Mk III. After a smooth countdown lasting 20 hours, GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle majestically lifted off from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at the scheduled launch time of 1443 Hrs (2:43 pm) Indian Standard Time (IST) with the ignition of its two S200 solid strap-on motors. All the subsequent flight events occurred as scheduled.   About ...
Vice President calls for National Innovation Movement

Vice President calls for National Innovation Movement

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He said to Step up Bio-Technology interventions to make agriculture more viable and sustainable. Setup innovation departments in schools & colleges VP calls on young Innovators to take lead in transforming Aspirational Districts Reorient education and training systems to foster out-of-box thinking and problem-solving approach VP describes Prime Minister as a “great transformer” VP Presents Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards 2019 New Delhi : The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for creating a National Innovation Movement to promote path-breaking ideas and innovations that improve the living conditions of the people and generate wealth. Speaking after presenting Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards-2019 at a function orga...