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INSPIRE Awards conferred to 53,021 students across India

Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh has recently provided financial aid to around 53,000 students under the INSPIRE Scheme. What is INSPIRE Scheme? The Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) scheme has been implemented by Indian Government’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) to encourage people aging 10 to 32 ..

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What is ‘Daylight Saving Time’?

Daylight Saving Time (DST), also known as summertime in some countries, is a mechanism to save energy and it involves resetting the clocks. About DST Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of advancing clocks (typically by one hour) during spring (“spring forward”) and set the clocks back by one hour in autumn (“fall back”) ..

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National level Climate Vulnerability report to be released

The Department of Science and Technology is to release a National Level Climate Vulnerability report. The title of the report is “Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Planning in India using a Common Framework”. About the report The report was generated based on a joint exercise by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Department ..

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DST-IIEST Solar PV Hub inaugurated at Shibpur, WB

On October 27, 2020, the Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh pokhriyal nishank inaugurated the DST-IIEST Solar PV Hub. The hub was inaugurated at Shibpur in Howrah District of West Bengal . Highlights The funds to develop the hub was allocated by the Department of Science and Technology. It is backed by the centre of excellence ..

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He-abundance in Omega Centauri discovered by IIA

The scientists at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) have studied the stars of Omega Centauri cluster and found some Helium-enhanced cool bright stars that are present among the metal-rich sample of the cluster. IIA is an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Significance of the Findings This is ..

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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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