Russia’s SIRIUS and NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission ends
The second phase of Russia’s SIRIUS Deep Technology Learning and NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission ended on December 9, 2019. The joint programme was conducted based on a Memorandum of Understanding between SIRIUS and AIM.
The event was held between 28 November, 2019 and 8 December, 2019. Around 50 Russian and Indian students participated in the event. They shared best contemporary innovation practices in the field of biotech, clean energy, IT and Data analysis, Remote Earth Sensing, Robotics and Drones.
The students also created classification of farmland based on the data from satellite and neural network in order to achieve effective management of crop land. Under Clean Energy, students created free energy island prototype that can withstand energy requirement of 600 people. Under Drones and Robotics, an automated machine to collect tea leaves was created.
SIRIUS is Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station. It is a series of experiments that investigate flights to moon. It was started in 2017.
In 2017, joint SIRIUS experiments were conducted by US and Russia. It was called SIRIUS-17. The scientists under the programme conducted preventive measures and technologies to protect the health of scientists during space flight.
In March 2019, SIRIUS-19 was conducted. Under this initiative, 80 experiments were carried out that simulated human visit to the moon.
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