STEM Current Affairs, GK & News

STEM  Current Affairs, GK & News

TIFAC under Ministry of Science and Technology launches Vigyan Jyoti

On March 8, 2020, TIFAC operating under Ministry of Science and Technology launched Vigyan Jyoti. The scheme was announced to celebrate International Women’s Day. Highlights The Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) launched Vigyan Jyoti in order to encourage women to take science as their career. Under the scheme, selected qualified women from more ..

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Department of Biotechnology held International Summit on Women in STEM

On January 25, 2020, the Department of Biotechnology held an International Summit on Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) on the following theme Theme: Visualizing the Future: New Skylines The summit aimed to increase the participation of women in STEM field. Highlights The summit show cased the success of several women in the ..

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Report says STEM jobs raising in India

One of the job sites, indeed released a report that jobs related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics have increased by 44% between November 2016 and November 2019. Highlights The report said that Delhi led the was with 31% of overall postings. It was also high in other Metros like Mumbai contributing to 21% of ..

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Short Note – Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyan

The Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyan (RAA) is a nationwide campaign launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It aims to expand the reach of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) from the school level onwards to have an interest in both inside the classroom and outside the classroom activities. What is RAA? It aims ..

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UNESCO: Women still under-represented in Science and Technology

According to analysis by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), women remain considerably under-represented across STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) studies and careers. Key Highlights Statistics: According to UNESCO, globally only 29% of those in science research and development (R&D) are women, with a low 19% in south and west Asia ..

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