Department of Science and Technology (DST): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

GoI to formulate new STIP (Science, Technology and Innovation) policy

Published: June 3, 2020

The Department of Science and Technology along with the office of Principal Scientific Adviser to GoI are to jointly formulate National Science Technology and Innovation Policy 2020. The policy is to be formulated in bottom-up, decentralized process. About the Policy The fifth Science and Technology Policy is to be formulated by the Indian Government as ..

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“Indian National Super Model” launched by DST

Published: May 31, 2020

On May 31, 2020, the Department of Science and Technology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology launched the Indian National Super Model. The Model was launched to help monitor transmission of COVID-19 infection. Highlights The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and IISc (Indian Institute of Science) are to play crucial role ..

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NSTMIS report: India placed 3rd in scientific publication

Published: May 2, 2020

The National Science and Technology Management Information (NSTMIS) has conducted a survey on Research and Development Statistics and Indicators 2019-20. Highlights The report says that India ranks 3rd globally in the scientific publication. The first two ranks were occupied by USA and China. The gross expenditure on Research and Development in the country has tripled ..

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YASH launched by Department of Science and Technology

Published: May 1, 2020

On April 30, 2020, programme YASH was launched by Department of Science and Technology. YASH is Year of Awareness on Science and Health. The awareness is being created to focus on COVID-19. The initiative aims at encouraging public engagement and enable communities to increase their sense of awareness against COVID-19. By this, the governments can ..

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DST develops advanced mapping tool to map nano-mechanical materials

Published: April 24, 2020

The Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials operating under Department of Science and Technology has developed Nano Blitz 3D. Highlights The Nano Blitz 3D is a tool that is used for mapping nano mechanical properties. The tool shall be used to map nano materials such as multi-phase alloys, multi-layered coatings and composites. ..

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