Science and Technology Current Affairs – 2018
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Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has announced Young Scientist Programme to inculcate and nurture space research fervour in young minds. Young Scientist programme is part of Isro’s efforts to reach out to the student community. On the New Year day, Isro had organised Samwad with Students and an announcement was made about the student outreach programme.
About Young Scientist Programme
The modalities of the Young Scientist Programme are:
- It would be a one month programme.
- Mostly 8th standard passed out students will be given lecturers and access to research laboratories.
- 3 students from each of the 29 States and 7 Union Territories will be selected for the Young Scientist program
- The students will be exposed to the practical experience of building small satellites.
Isro also announced about setting up of an incubation centre in Tripura, Trichy, Nagpur, Rourkela, and Indore.
The Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan launched the initiatives DD Science and India Science to popularise science in India. The initiatives aim to develop the scientific temper in Indian society.
DD Science is a one-hour slot on Doordarshan National channel which will be telecast Monday to Saturday from 5 pm to 6 pm. DD Science may be scaled up to a full-fledged channel in the future.
India Science is an Internet-based channel which will be available on any internet-enabled device and will offer live, scheduled play and video-on-demand services. India Science will have a 24×7 presence through www.indiascience.in.
Implementation of DD Science and India Science
DD Science and India Science have been conceived and supported by the Department of Science and Technology and are being implemented and managed by Vigyan Prasar. An agreement has been signed between Vigyan Prasar and Doordarshan in this regard.
Vigyan Prasar (VP) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Science and Technology. Vigyan Prasar aims to popularise science in India through several strategically important approaches.