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

What is IndiGen Genome project?

Published: October 29, 2019

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has conducted a Whole Genome Sequencing of around 1,008 Indians from different populations across country in order to generate data on genetic diseases and to know risk of genetic diseases in future generations. The project is called as IndiGen Genome project. Highlights of IndiGen Genome project In ..

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Ministry of S&T launches Eco friendly crackers developed by CSIR

Published: October 7, 2019

On 6th October, 2019, Ministry of Science and Technology launched new set of crackers called Eco – friendly crackers. These crackers help to reduce particulate emissions by 30% by producing same level of light and sound. The crackers were developed by CSIR – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. They were developed in the wake ..

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First Indigenous High-Temperature Fuel Cell System launched

Published: September 27, 2019

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind launched the first Indigenous High-Temperature Fuel Cell System developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under ‘New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI)’. The launched was made at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on the occasion of 78th Foundation Day CSIR. About High-Temperature Fuel Cell System ..

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Vice President inaugurates 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Vaidyaratnam P.S. Warrier

Published: September 24, 2019

At Kottal in Kerala, vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier. He emphasized the importance of Ayurvedic medicine and Atharva Veda at the event. About Vaidyaratnam P S Warrier He was an Ayurvedic physician. He founded Kottakal Arya Vaidyasala in 1902 for manufacture and sale of Ayurvedic medicines ..

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Scientists sequence Asiatic lion’s Genome for the first time

Published: May 13, 2019

The scientists from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s (CSIR)-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, for the first time sequenced the entire genome of Asiatic lion. Key Highlights of Study The population of Asiatic lion, an endangered species is very low. At present only 523 animals are found in the Gir forests in ..

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