Department of Biotechnology: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

International Summit on Women in STEM organized in New Delhi

On 23rd and 24th January 2020, the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science & Technology organized an International Summit on Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) – `Visualizing the Future: New Skylines’ at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi with an objective to boost the participation of women for the development of ..

National Biopharma Mission

The National Biopharma Mission was established in the year 2017 with an aim to accelerate the biopharmaceutical development in India. The program also named Innovate in India (i3) was host to an investment of USD 250 million with half of the amount coming as a loan from World Bank. The National Biopharma Mission aims to ..

Union Government launches Manav human atlas initiative for holistic understanding of human body

The new human atlas initiative – named Manav – has been launched by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Persistent Systems for holistic understanding of human body. The aim of the initiative is to create a unified database of molecular network of all the tissues in the human body and to derive a holistic picture ..

CSIR-CCMB signs Mou with Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics to provide DNA-based diagnostic service

The CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has signed Mou with Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) to provide DNA-based diagnostic service to the public at lower cost and to develop newer diagnostic methods has been signed here. The objectives of the MoU include provision of quality DNA-based diagnostic services to the public ..

MoU on Cancer Research

The Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Department of Atomic Energy have signed an MOU for undertaking joint collaborative research programmes in the area of cancer research. Tata Memorial Centre which is the coordinating centre on behalf of The National Cancer Grid of India will be representing the Department ..

Cabinet approves 5 year extension of Biomedical Research Career Programme

The Union Cabinet approved the extension of the Biomedical Research Career Programme and Wellcome Trust (WT)/DBT India Alliance beyond its initial 10-year term to a new five year phase. The extension is carried for its new 5 year phase from 2019-20 to 2023-24 with the Department of Biotechnology increasing its commitment to two times that ..

IIT-Madras ties up with Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) to address public health issues

IIT-Madras has entered into an agreement with Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) to address public health issues and predict adverse pregnancy outcomes using technology. The aim of the pact is to bring physician-scientists, biologists, engineers and data scientists together to solve public health problems related to maternal and child health. The objective is ..

FarmerZone

“FarmerZone” is a collective open-source data platform for smart agriculture which will use biological research and data to improve the lives of small and marginal farmers. It is envisaged that “FarmerZone” will help cater to all needs of the farmer, from dealing with climate change, weather predictions and soil, water, and seed requirements to providing ..