Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Current Affairs, GK & News

IISc-ISRO develop device to conduct microbial experiments in outer space

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have developed device to conduct microbial experiments in outer space. Highlights This modular, self-contained device can be used to cultivate microorganisms which in turn, enable scientists to carry out biological experiments even in outer space. This study was published in Acta ..

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IISc-Mynvax’s heat-tolerant Covid vaccine

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru has developed a heat-tolerant COVID-19 vaccine formulation. While studying on animals, it was found to be effective against all current SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. Key Points Research was published in ACS Infectious Diseases journal. This vaccine was formulated by IISc-incubated biotech start-up Mynvax, built a strong immune response in ..

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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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PM releases commemorative coins to honour late industrialist Jamsetji Tata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released commemorative coins to honour Tata Group founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. PM released coins in the denomination of 100 and five rupee to mark Jamsetji Tata’s 175th birth anniversary. Thus, Jamsetji will be the first industrialist in India to be felicitated by the government in such a manner. He was ..

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