Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Current Affairs, GK & News

NITI Aayog-CSIR Report on Lead Poisoning in India

A joint study by NITI Aayog and CSIR highlighted the growing concern of lead poisoning among children under 19 years of age in India. Key findings A new report by the CSIR and NITI Aayog found that India has the highest health and economic burden caused by lead poisoning. It analysed 89 data sets from ..

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Nallathamby Kalaiselvi: First Woman Chief of CSIR

Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has been appointed as the “first woman director general of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). She is the senior electrochemical scientist and has been appointed for two years. Key facts: Kalaiselvi will succeed Shekhar Mande, who retired in April 2022. On Shekar Mande’s retirement, Rajesh Gokhale, secretary to Department of Biotechnology ..

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India’s First Steel Slag Road

Surat, Gujarat is the first Indian city to get a road built from processed steel slag (industrial waste). This road has been developed as a joint-venture project by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), NITI Aayog, Union Steel Ministry, and ArcelorMittal-Nippon Steel (AM/NS), at Hazira, a suburb of ..

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Lavender Cultivation’ in Ramban

According to Union Minister of State of Prime Minister’s office, Jitendra Singh, central government was planning to start ‘Purple Revolution’ in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. Highlights Purple revolution will be planned by encouraging lavender cultivation under CSIR-IIIM’s Aroma Mission through the Ministry of Science and Technology. It will be planned on lines of ..

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Virtual Science Lab launched under CSIR Jigyasa Programme

Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh launched India’s first Virtual Science Lab for Children on November 22, 2021. Highlights Virtual Science Lab was launched under CSIR Jigyasa Programme. This programme will connect students with scientists across India. This Lab will provide a virtual tour of CSIR laboratories as well as expose students ..

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What is Heli-borne Survey Technology?

Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh, launched state-of-the-art Heli-borne survey technology on October 5, 2021. Highlights Heli Survey Technology was launched for ground water management. In the first phase, the States of Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Haryana are being taken up for the heli-borne survey. Survey was started from Jodhpur in Rajasthan on October 5. Heli ..

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