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Union Minister Harsh Vardhan launches women helpline for MoST schemes

Union Minister for Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan launched a new Helpline no 011-26565285, which aims at assisting women students, researchers, entrepreneurs and scientists to get their queries answered related to schemes of Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST). Women Scientist Scheme C (KIRAN IPR) and the newly launched Vigyan Jyoti scheme are the schemes ..

Department of Science and Technology launches SATHI scheme

The Department of Science & Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science and Technology has launched a scheme called “Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes (SATHI)”. It owns high-end analytical testing instruments and reduce the dependency on foreign sources. DST announced that it has planned to set up five SATHI Centres every year for the ..

International Summit on Women in STEM organized in New Delhi

On 23rd and 24th January 2020, the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science & Technology organized an International Summit on Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) – `Visualizing the Future: New Skylines’ at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi with an objective to boost the participation of women for the development of ..

9th Women Science Congress began on 5th January

During the ongoing 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress, the first day of the 9th edition of Women Science Congress was organized on Sunday, 5th January 2020 at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru. The Women Science Congress over the years has been fundamental in highlighting opportunities for women to overcome the hurdle ..

Swarna Jayanti Fellowships for 2018-19 awarded to 14 Scientists

The Government of India instituted the Swarna Jayanti Fellowships to commemorate the fiftieth year of India’s Independence. The scheme was instituted to provide support and assistance to young scientists with innovative research ideas having a proven track record and the potential for making an impact in the field of Research and Development. Through a three-tier ..

CSIR, India and CNRS, France signed MoU

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France at New Delhi on Tuesday, 17th December 2019 that will establish a framework for cooperation between the two Research Organisations for promotion and support in the field of scientific and technological ..

Union Government launches Manav human atlas initiative for holistic understanding of human body

The new human atlas initiative – named Manav – has been launched by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Persistent Systems for holistic understanding of human body. The aim of the initiative is to create a unified database of molecular network of all the tissues in the human body and to derive a holistic picture ..

CSIR-CCMB signs Mou with Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics to provide DNA-based diagnostic service

The CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has signed Mou with Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) to provide DNA-based diagnostic service to the public at lower cost and to develop newer diagnostic methods has been signed here. The objectives of the MoU include provision of quality DNA-based diagnostic services to the public ..