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Dr. Lalji Singh

Widely regarded as the “Father of DNA fingerprinting in India”, Dr. Lalji Singh passed away in December, 2017. He died of a massive heart attack at the BHU Trauma Centre on 10th December. The 25th Vice Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University, the fourth Director of the Hyderabad-based CSIR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB), ..

NAL Saras

The NAL Saras is the first Indian multi-purpose civilian aircraft in the light transport aircraft category as designed by the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL). In January 2016, it was reported that the project has been cancelled But in February 2017, the project has been revived.  SARAS PT1N is the new upgraded version of the Saras plane. It is a 14-seater plane developed by ..

CSIR signs MoU with IORA to designate CIMAP as coordinating center on medicinal plants

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a MoU with the Regional Center for Science and Technology Transfer (RCSTT) of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) for designating Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow (CSIR-CIMAP) as Coordinating Center on Medicinal Plants. The IORA Center at CSIR-CIMAP will establish a database on ..

Lucknow to host 4th edition of India International Science Festival (IISF-2018)

The fourth edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) will be held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The exact dates and other details will be decided later. The 1st IISF was held at IIT New Delhi in December, 2015. The mega S&T expo attracted more than 3 lakh people. India had also set a Guinness Book ..

New Delhi hosts 17th ISCC-2017

The 17th Indian Science Communication Congress (ISCC-2017) has started at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi on December 21. It is organized by the CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Indian Science Writers’ Association (ISWA), Society for Information Science (SIS), Vigyan ..

Lalji Singh, father of Indian DNA fingerprinting passes away

Lalji Singh (70), the eminent scientist and the father of DNA fingerprinting in India, has passed away in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on December 10, 2017. He was the founder of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) & also served as its director. Singh also found various institutes and laboratories that included laboratory for ..

Goa is hosting first-ever India-US Ocean Dialogue

The first-ever India-US Ocean Dialogue has started in Goa on November 1, 2017, which is being hosted by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO). The purpose of the Ocean dialogue is to promote sustainable development of the Blue Economy. According to the World ..

News Today : September 26, 2011

PRITHVI (P-II) successfully test fired PRITHVI (P-II), Surface to surface strategic Missile developed by DRDO was successfully flight tested at on September 26, 2011, from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Chandipur, Balasore District in Orissa Launch operations carried by Armed Forces as part of usual training exercises DRDO monitored the launch It met all the mission objectives ..