Department of Science and Technology: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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 ..

9th Women Science Congress began on 5th January

During the ongoing 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress, the first day of the 9th edition of Women Science Congress was organized on Sunday, 5th January 2020 at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru. The Women Science Congress over the years has been fundamental in highlighting opportunities for women to overcome the hurdle ..

Swarna Jayanti Fellowships for 2018-19 awarded to 14 Scientists

The Government of India instituted the Swarna Jayanti Fellowships to commemorate the fiftieth year of India’s Independence. The scheme was instituted to provide support and assistance to young scientists with innovative research ideas having a proven track record and the potential for making an impact in the field of Research and Development. Through a three-tier ..

What is the Neutrino Observatory Project?

A neutrino is an electrically neutral fermion. Fermion is a particle that follows Fermi-Dirac statistics, which describes a distribution of particles over energy states in systems that consists of identical or similar particles that obey the Pauli exclusion principle. In December 2017, the Union Cabinet committee on security approved the India based Neutrino Observatory Project. ..

Antibiogramoscope: Device to Test Antibiotic Resistance

Anna University has discovered Antibiogramoscope device which tests antibiotic resistance in just 6 hours. This project is jointly supported by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Department of Science and Technology (DST). Antibiogramoscope has cleared its validation test at NABL Accredited Microbiological lab in Coimbatore. About National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) ..