Department of Science and Technology: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

‘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 ..

Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment (WEE) cohort initiative awards

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 ..

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 ..