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ARI scientists develops biofortified high-protein wheat variety

Scientists at Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, which is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, have developed a biofortified high-protein wheat variety MACS 4028. The development of the crop was published in the Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. It is  a semi-dwarf variety which exhibits a higher yielding ability ..

INST scientists developed ‘Hemostat’ to stop rapid blood loss

Scientists from the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, have developed a material called ‘Hemostat’. It is a starch-based ‘hemostat’ developed to stop rapid blood loss during accidents, as it physically absorbs excess fluid and concentrates the natural clotting factors in blood. The product possesses increased absorption ..

ARCI develops Polymer Electrolyte Membrane fuel cells to be used in disaster management

An autonomous R&D Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST) – International Advanced Research for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad has developed ‘Polymer Electrolyte Membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), which are to be used in natural disaster management. ARCI is also planning to set up an in-house PEMFC system up to 10 kW ..

‘India-European Union Flagship Call on Integrated Local Energy Systems’ announced at India Smart Utility Week 2020

‘India-European Union Flagship Call on Integrated Local Energy Systems’ was recently announced at the India Smart Utility Week 2020. It was jointly announced by the Secretary, Department of Science & Technology (DST) and European Union Ambassador to India. This collaboration between Indian and European Union will promote Clean Energy will strengthen their cooperation in energy ..

Department of Science and Technology launches SATHI scheme

The Department of Science & Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science and Technology has launched a scheme called “Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes (SATHI)”. It owns high-end analytical testing instruments and reduce the dependency on foreign sources. DST announced that it has planned to set up five SATHI Centres every year for the ..

First ‘Innovation Festival’ of Arunachal Pradesh conducted in Itanagar

The first-ever ‘Innovation Festival’ in the state of Arunachal Pradesh was organised on the 25th and 26th January with a partnership with the National Innovation Foundation, India at the Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre located in I.G Park in Itanagar. The State Council for Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology of the State Government ..

Vigyan Samagam in New Delhi from 21st January

The multi-venue mega science exhibition’s New Delhi edition, Vigyan Samagam will commence on 21st January 2020 at the National Science Centre (NSC) at Pragati Maidan and will run-up to the 20th of March 2020. The first of its kind exhibition was started in collaboration of the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of ..

Exhibition ‘India Heritage in Digital Space’ inaugurated

A month-long special exhibition organized in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi titled ‘Indian Heritage in digital Space’ was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi on Wednesday, 15th January 2020, which will remain open for public till the 15th February ..