IISc Bangalore Current Affairs, GK & News

Nature Index

The Nature Research, a division of the popular Springer Nature recently released Nature Index. India secured 12th rank in the index. Highlights The countries that secured top 5 places in the index includes USA, China, Germany, UK and Japan. The top Indian Institutes that were rated high by the index include CSIR (Council of Scientific ..

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Amendments to Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme (PMRF)

The Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development recently announced various amendments to Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme. Highlights Under the scheme, a dedicated division called “Research and Innovation Division” was created to boost research. The division is to be headed by director who coordinates research work of several institutions under the Ministry of HRD. ..

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Project Prana: Indigenous ventilators developed by IISc Bengaluru scientists and students

The students and scientists of IISc Bengaluru have developed indigenous ventilators under “Project Prana”. Highlights The ventilator was made using pressure sensor that widely finds its application in automobile industry. Apart from the sensor, the scientists also used Reverse Osmosis Water Filters. The pressure and flow parameters in the ventilator are controlled by using PLC ..

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Scientists develop indigenous ventilator under Project Praana

Scientists and students at IISc Bengaluru have developed a prototype for indigenous ventilator in light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in India. Ventilator Ventilator is a medical equipment that provides mechanical ventilation support to patients who is either unable to breathe or is breathing insufficiently. The ventilator pushes breathable air in and out ..

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GoI clears Genome India Project

The Department of Biotechnology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology has cleared Genome India Project. More than 20 leading institutions including IISc Bengaluru are to participate in the project. Highlights The project will at its first phase take samples of 10,000 persons to develop a reference Genome. The Centre of Brain Research operating under ..

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