STEM Current Affairs, GK & News

Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (WEST) Initiative

Recently, the central government launched a new i-STEM (Indian Science Technology and Engineering Facilities) initiative named “Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WEST)”. Key Points The WEST program is aimed at women from STEM backgrounds and will empower them to contribute to the science, technology and innovation ecosystem. Under the WEST initiative, the existing support ..

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AzaadiSAT: ISRO’s Smallest Rocket in Space

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch its smallest commercial rocket ‘Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)’ carrying ‘AzaadiSAT’, on August 7, 2022. It will be launched  to unfurl the Tricolour in space, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. More about the launch of AzaadiSAT: This spacecraft will be launched as, Prime Minister ..

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NariShakti Varta on STEM and Financial Literacy for young women

UNICEF YuWaah facilitated the NaariShakti conversation, on ‘STEM and Financial Literacy for Young Women’. STEM refers to “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics”. About YuWaah YuWaah is a UNICEF-initiated multi-stakeholder global platform. It aims to prepare young people to transition from education and learning to productive work and active citizenship. About UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund ..

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America Competes Act of 2022

The recently legislated America Competes Act of 2022 to open new doors for the talented experts from all over the world. COMPETES means Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre – Eminence in technology and Economic strength Act. The main aim of the act is to make the supply chains stronger. Key Features of the Act The ..

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Vigyan Jyoti Programme

The second phase of Vigyan Jyoti programme was started on February 11, 221. It was started on the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Key Facts The Vigyan Jyoti Programme will spread the programme to encourage the girls to take interest in science. It would also encourage them to build a ..

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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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