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For the first time Survey of India to deploy 300 drones for mapping country

Survey of India (SoI), the oldest scientific department of country will for the first time rely on drones to map the country. SoI which is India’s National Survey and Mapping Organization is in charge of mapping and surveying entire country. SoI is affliated to the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Key Highlights Objective: To ..

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SATHI: IIT Kharagpur to assist academic institutes in neighbouring region

Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has been selected for setting up a Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institute (SATHI), a Department of Science and Technology (DST) initiative of Centre. Centre has allotted an amount of Rs.125 crore over a period of financial years (starting from 2019-20) for the purpose. About SATHI Objective: SATHI is ..

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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) ..

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Climate Vulnerability Index for India

Department of Science and Technology has decided to commission a study to assess the climate risks faced by States in India. This decision comes in the backdrop of completion of vulnerability study across 12 Himalayan States. Vulnerability Study by the Himalayan States The study was undertaken in the 12 Himalayan states viz. Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, ..

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IIT Kharagpur Inks MoU for High Performance Computing Facility & Data Center

IIT Kharagpur has signed an MoU with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to set up a 1.3 Petaflop high-performance computing facility and data centre funded under the National Supercomputing Mission. The new supercomputing system would be used for specific challenge domains like cryptography, chemistry, molecular dynamics, drug discovery, artificial intelligence and data sciences ..

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