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High Level Industry Consultation organized to formulate STIP 2020

The Confederation of India Industry and Science Policy Forum are to organize a high-level industry consultation to formulate Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), 2020. Highlights The STIP, 2020 was flagged off by the Department of Science and Technology in the wake of COVID-19 crisis. The formulation of STIP 2020 was to be organized in ..

Draft Scientific Social Responsibility Policy Released

The draft Scientific Social Responsibility has been made available by the Department of Science and Technology for public comments. Features of the Policy The draft policy builds upon Scientific Policy Resolution 1958, Technology Policy Statement 1983, Science and Technology Policy 2003 and Science Technology and Innovation Policy 2013 and proposes more pragmatic provisions to make institutions ..

National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology comes up in Coimbatore

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated the National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural Sciences (SACON) in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The purpose of the center is to explore the impact of chemical contaminants on individual species of birds and, where possible, link them ..

E-waste disposal

The massive amount of E-waste being generated by our digital footprint causes a massive concern as these digital gadgets have a massive waste profile and their disposal is a big cause of concern for us all. What is happening? As per a recent UN report titled “A New Circular Vision for Electronics” has highlighted the ..

“Elektro Dumper”- The world’s largest electric vehicle

In a revolutionary development in the field of electric vehicles for the world, an automobile company has unveiled the new “Elektro Dumper” which is the world’s largest electric vehicle currently. About the Elektro Dumper? The Elektro Dumper is a mining quarrying dumping truck which is currently working in the quarries at Biel, Switzerland. This giant ..

K Thangaraj bags prestigious J C Bose Fellowship

Dr. K Thangaraj, Chief Scientist at the city based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has bagged the prestigious J C Bose Fellowship for his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of population and medical genomics. The J C Bose fellowship is awarded to active scientists in recognition of their outstanding performance by the ..

Gujar Mal Modi Award for Science & Technology

The Modi Group hands out the Gujar Mal Modi (GM Modi) Award for Science and Technology to scientists and faculty for outstanding contributions to science.? What is the GM Modi Award for Science and Technology? The GM Modi award aims to acknowledge the excellence in scientific research and development being done by the faculty and ..

Science and Engineering Research Board proposes a new scheme called Supra

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has proposed a new scheme called Supra with the sole objective of funding exploration of new scientific and engineering breakthroughs with global impact. The initiative is part of the PM Modi’s 100-day transformative ideas. The Supra (or Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement) scheme is designed to attract ..