Indian Institute of Science Current Affairs, GK & News

Ajay Kumar Sood : New Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Indian Government

Ajay Kumar Sood, an eminent physicist has been appointed as the central government’s principal scientific advisor (PSA). Overview: He is a member of the Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council to the prime minister. He has been appointed to the post for a three-year period. He is known for his work on graphene. Also, he ..

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Mynvax: India’s Prospective Warm Vaccine

In India, a prospective vaccine against COVID-19 or SarsCov2 is being developed that doesn’t require refrigeration or stored in cold-chain storage. According to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal ‘Viruses’, the vaccine, in mouse trials has generated antibodies against various variants of the virus. Overview: This ‘warm’ vaccine is being developed by Mynvax laboratories, ..

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IISc develops ICMR-approved mobile RT-PCR lab

Karnataka has launched the first-ever ICMR-approved RT-PCR Lab in the country and it has been developed by the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. It is known as Mobile Infection Testing and Reporting Lab (MITR), which is capable of testing 9000 samples in a month. Highlights The Medical Education Minister of the state has launched ..

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CSIR tops ‘Nature Ranking Index-2020

As per the ‘Nature Ranking Index-2020’, which is based on total research output of institutions, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been ranked in the first place in the country. Based on the researches carried out from December 2018 to November 2019, the ranks are devised. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, ..

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THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020 released

11 Indian institutions have been placed in the top 100 of ‘Times Higher Education’s (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020’, released in London. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India’s top-ranked institution, is ranked 16th among the top 100 universities of emerging economies. It is followed by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (32nd rank) and ..

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