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India ranked 57th most innovative nation in 11th edition of Global Innovation Index

India has been ranked 57th most innovative nation among 130 countries in the 11th edition of Global Innovation Index (GII-2018), which is developed jointly by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). GII is a leading bench-marking tool for business executives, policymakers and others seeking insight into the state of innovation around ..


2018 National Statistics Day (NSD)

The “Statistics Day” is celebrated every year on June 29 at the National level in India to create public awareness about the importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation. The day also acknowledges the notable contribution of Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics, statistical system and economic planning. The ..


Extreme Altitude Research Centre

The DRDO’s DIHAR (Defence Institute of High Altitude Research ) had established Extreme Altitude Research Centre, world’s highest laboratory in Ladakh near the Pengong Lake. It would not only serve as natural cold storage for preserving endangered and rare medical plants for future generations but also engage in research work in frontal areas of food ..


India ranked 10th in latest Commonwealth Innovation Index

India has been ranked 10th in the latest Commonwealth Innovation Index (CII- 2018). The index was launched as part of a new Commonwealth Innovation Hub on the sidelines of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018). It has been created in partnership with the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and its ..



Vajra Scheme

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a Statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has launched a ‘Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) Faculty Scheme’ to connect the Indian academic and research and development (R&D) systems to the best of global science and scientists for a sustained international collaborative research. The scheme ..


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