Ministry of Science and Technology Current Affairs, GK & News

Nallathamby Kalaiselvi: First Woman Chief of CSIR

Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has been appointed as the “first woman director general of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). She is the senior electrochemical scientist and has been appointed for two years. Key facts: Kalaiselvi will succeed Shekhar Mande, who retired in April 2022. On Shekar Mande’s retirement, Rajesh Gokhale, secretary to Department of Biotechnology ..

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Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians

On February 22, 2022, Professor Neena Gupta, conferred the Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2021. Key Points Neena Gupta is a mathematician from Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata. She conferred the award for her outstanding work in affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. About Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians The Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians ..

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Sci & Tech Ministry inaugurates “Tech [email protected]

Ministry of Science & Technology inaugurated “Tech [email protected]” on November 15, 2021 as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Key Points On the occasion, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh interacted with successful start-ups including start-ups of tribal communities. The minister also informed that Central Government will set up 30 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs ..

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Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh releases “Biotech-PRIDE Guidelines”

July 30, 2021 Union Minister Jitendra Singh announced the “Biotech-PRIDE (Promotion of Research and Innovation through Data Exchange) Guidelines” developed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology (DBT). This guideline is to enable information exchange and promote research and innovation in many research groups nationwide. The Secretary has also launched the website ..

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What are the flaws in SUTRA model?

SUTRA is Susceptible, Undetected, Tested (positive) and Removed Approach. SUTRA is used to chart the trajectory of COVID-19. It is used to predict the future of COVID-19 infections, susceptibility, undetected and positive persons in the country. This SUTRA Model is backed by GoI and was developed by professors from IIT Kanpur, IIT Hyderabad. What is ..

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“Indian National Super Model” launched by DST

On May 31, 2020, the Department of Science and Technology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology launched the Indian National Super Model. The Model was launched to help monitor transmission of COVID-19 infection. Highlights The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and IISc (Indian Institute of Science) are to play crucial role ..

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