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Draft Scientific Social Responsibility Policy Released

The draft Scientific Social Responsibility has been made available by the Department of Science and Technology for public comments. Features of the Policy The draft policy builds upon Scientific Policy Resolution 1958, Technology Policy Statement 1983, Science and Technology Policy 2003 and Science Technology and Innovation Policy 2013 and proposes more pragmatic provisions to make institutions ..

2019 theme of International Literacy Day (ILD)

The International Literacy Day (ILD) is celebrated every year on 8th of September  to raise awareness and remind people of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights. The 2019 theme is ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’.

Science and Engineering Research Board proposes a new scheme called Supra

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has proposed a new scheme called Supra with the sole objective of funding exploration of new scientific and engineering breakthroughs with global impact. The initiative is part of the PM Modi’s 100-day transformative ideas. The Supra (or Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement) scheme is designed to attract ..

India ranked at 52nd in Global Innovation Index

India has improved its rank by five places to stand at 52nd in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 of the world’s most innovative economies and maintained its position as the top exporter of IT services. The list continues to be topped by Switzerland while Israel finds its place in the top ten for the ..

ICSSR project implementing agency of scheme “Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences (IMPRESS)”

In New Delhi, Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar launched the web portal of the Scheme “Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences (IMPRESS)” on October 25 to strengthen the research ecosystem in the country. The objective of IMPRESS is to identify and fund research proposals in social sciences with maximum impact on the governance ..