Department of Science and Technology Current Affairs, GK & News

State University Research Excellence (SERB-SURE) scheme

Science and Engineering Research Board’s- State University Research Excellence (SERB-SURE) scheme was recently launched to increase the research capabilities in a structured way, in a bid to create a powerful R&D ecosystem in state as well as private universities & colleges. Scheme would also cater to self-financed institutions operational within these universities. About State University ..

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PARAM PORUL Supercomputer

PARAM PORUL, a state-of-the-art Supercomputer was inaugurated at NIT Tiruchirappalli on the 25th of May 2022 in a joint initiative by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This newly inaugurated supercomputing facility has been established under Phase 2 of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). The ..

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Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) Guidelines

Department of Science and Technology recently released the Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) Guidelines. What is the need to introduce SSR guidelines? India has taken great strides in the advancement of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI). However, there is an inadequate transfer of scientific knowledge to society. There is a need for greater integration of science ..

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National Technology Day

Every year, May 11th is celebrated in India as National Technology Day. Why May 11th is celebrated as National Technology Day? To mark the anniversary of the Pokhran nuclear tests (Pokhran-II) conducted in May 1998. What were the Pokhran-II nuclear tests? They were a series of five nuclear tests conducted under the administration of Dr. ..

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India-Israel Industrial R&D & Technological Innovation Fund (I4F)

India and Israel recently widened the I4F during their eighth governing body meet. I4F is India – Israel Industrial research and development technological Innovation fund. The fund has now been widened to 5.5 million USD. Projects The fund has been widened to implement three research and development project. They are as follows: Centrally monitored Internet ..

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‘India-Canada IC-IMPACTS Annual Research Conference’ held

The India-Canada IC-IMPACTS Annual Research Conference was held on August 6-7, 2020 in order to discuss the ways for taking cooperation between the two countries to a new level. This conference is organized virtually by the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnership to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS). What happened at the Conference? The ..

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