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Defence Geo Informatics Research Establishment: Key Facts

The Defence Research Development Organization recently launched a new laboratory Defence Geo Informatics Research Establishment. The new lab was established by merging existing labs – the Manali-based Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment (SASE) and the Delhi-based Defence Terrain Research Establishment. This new lab will focus on researching terrain and avalanches along the borders with China ..

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Researchers discover new hidden gene in COVID-19

A team of researchers from Taiwan’s Academia Sinica have discovered a “hidden gene” in the novel coronavirus. This hidden gene in SARS-CoV-2, virus causing COVID-19, may have contributed to its unique biology and potential of the pandemic. Discovery of a gene for a virus that already has 15 genes in total could have a significant ..

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Ministry of Science and Technology launches SERB-POWER

On October 29, 2020, the Minister of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the SERB-POWER initiative. The scheme mitigates gender disparity in science and engineering research funding programmes in Indian academic Institutions and Research and Development Laboratories. Highlights SERB-POWER is Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research. The scheme was exclusively designed for women scientist. ..

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India to conduct VAIBHAV Summit

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to inaugurate VAIBHAV Summit on October 2, 2020. VAIBHAV is Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik Summit. Highlights The summit is an initiative by Science and technology experts spread all over the world and working in academic organisations of India. It enables a deliberation on thought process and research and development culture focusing ..

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GoI launches “Accelerate Vigyan” scheme

On July 1, 2020, an inter-ministerial scheme called “Accelerate Vigyan” was launched by SERB operating under Government of India. The scheme is to provide an integrated platform for Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), workshops and capacity building programmes. Highlights The primary objective of the scheme is to give thrust on encouraging high-end scientific research ..

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