Department of Science and Technology Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
Category: International Current Affairs
The Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment, WEE cohort initiative Awards have been announced. The objective of the award is to recognize the efforts of the women in various spheres of life, especially the entrepreneurs. What is WEE Initiative? It is an initiative that helps women from the college-going youth to the middle-aged housewives to take up ..
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News
On April 29, 2020, the robotic device HCARD, Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device was launched to help frontline health care workers. The robot will help them in maintaining physical distance from the COVID-19 infected persons. Highlights The HCARD was developed by CSIR laboratory located in Durgapur. The device is capable of working in both automatic ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
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 ..
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 ..