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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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Official Logo launched to celebrate Golden Jubilee Commemoration Year of DST

The Secretary of Department of Science and Technology launched the official logo to celebrate the Golden Jubilee Commemoration Year of DST. Highlights The DST was established in May 3, 1971. The department is observing a Golden Jubilee Commemoration year between the period May 3, 1971 and May 2, 2021. About DST The DST operates under ..

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Fugaku: World Fastest Supercomputer

A Japan based Supercomputer, Fugaku developed by Fujitsu and the Riken Research Institute has been named the fastest supercomputer in the world. Highlights The fugaku has gained the top spot after beating out its Chinese and US counterparts. Also, it is the first Japanese super computer to gain the top position after 9 years. This ..

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INST develops Nanotechnology based antiepileptic drug Rufinamide

The Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) operating under Department of Science and Technology has developed a nano-technology based low cost antiepileptic drug Rufinamide. Highlights The drug developed is a part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Several nanotechnology initiatives are being increased under the programme. The GoI allocated Rs 20,000 lakh crores for the ..

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New Biomolecules to fight Kala Azar Drug Resistance

A team of researchers from Department of Biotechnology, National Centre for Cell Science have found ways to combat drug resistance of Kala Azar disease. Miltefosine is the only drug available against Leishmaniasis or Kala Azar and is losing its effectiveness lately. What is the issue? The transporter proteins play a major role in carrying miltefosine ..

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