CSIR: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

CSIR developed Less Polluting Firecrackers named – SWAS, SAFAL and STAR

Published: October 31, 2018

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) scientists has developed less polluting green firecrackers named SWAS,SAFAL,STAR. Green crackers are so named because they do not contain harmful chemicals that would cause air pollution. Features SWAS stands for safe water releaser, SAFAL stands for safe minimal aluminum and STAR stands for safe thermite cracker. These ..

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Shekhar Mande appointed as Director-General of CSIR

Published: October 15, 2018

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Dr. Shekhar Mande as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Research (DSIR). He will succeed Girish Sahni who superannuated in August 2018. Dr. Shekhar Mande Dr. Mande, a structural biologist is Director of National ..

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WAYU: Air pollution control device inaugurated in New Delhi

Published: September 26, 2018

Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Environment Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated air pollution control device WAYU (Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) for traffic junctions at ITO intersection and Mukarba Chowk in New Delhi. The device aims at tackling toxicity in air by sucking in particulate matter and release fresh air WAYU (Wind ..

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India’s first biofuel flight was powered by jatropha seeds

Published: August 28, 2018

India’s first first-ever environment friendly biofuel powered flight between Dehradun and Delhi was propelled by blend of oil from jatropha seeds and aviation turbine fuel. The 43-minute flight was operated by SpiceJet’s Bombardier Q-400 aircraft, with 20 officials and five crew members on board. Key Facts This plane had carried blend of 25% of bio ..

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CSIR lab to give technology for India’s first indigenous Lithium Ion Battery project

Published: June 11, 2018

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) lab has signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd for transfer of technology for India’s first Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery project. The agreement was signed by CSIR’s Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. Key Facts CSIR-CECRI has developed indigenous technology of ..

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