Department of Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2019

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Climate Vulnerability Index for India

Department of Science and Technology has decided to commission a study to assess the climate risks faced by States in India. This decision comes in the backdrop of completion of vulnerability study across 12 Himalayan States. Vulnerability Study by the Himalayan States The study was undertaken in the 12 Himalayan states viz. Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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IIT Kharagpur Inks MoU for High Performance Computing Facility & Data Center

IIT Kharagpur has signed an MoU with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to set up a 1.3 Petaflop high-performance computing facility and data centre funded under the National Supercomputing Mission. The new supercomputing system would be used for specific challenge domains like cryptography, chemistry, molecular dynamics, drug discovery, artificial intelligence and data sciences Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & TechnologyUPSC

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National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage and Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will be the head the steering committee. Mandate of the Mission The Mission will recommend and drive the strategies for transformative mobility and Phased Manufacturing Programmes for Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects

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ICAR and CSIR sign MoU for working together on Food and Agriculture

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and  Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have signed an MoU to collaborate in the area of food and agriculture. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Both ICAR and CSIR will work together on mutually agreed areas of agri-foods, medicinal and aromatic plants, nutraceuticals, precision agriculture, big data analysis, use of artificial intelligence, genetic Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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First India-ASEAN InnoTech Summit held in New Delhi

The first India-ASEAN InnoTech Summit was held in New Delhi. It was organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in association with Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Ministry of External Affairs. Objectives of this summit were Explore avenues of cross country partnerships with Indian R&D-based enterprises. Capture global trends Read More…

Month:  Categories: Events & Observances

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Global Cooling Innovation Summit held in New Delhi

The first Global Cooling Innovation Summit was held in New Delhi.  It was inaugurated by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan. It was jointly organised by Department of Science and Technology along with Alliance for An Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE), Rocky Mountain Institute, Conservation X Labs and CEPT University. Global Cooling Innovation Summit The two-day summit was Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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President of India inaugurates Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) in New Delhi.  He also presented Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards. Key Facts FINE is an initiative to recognise, respect, showcase, reward innovations and foster supportive ecosystem for innovators. The 5-day festival was organised by Rashtrapati Bhavan in association with Department of Science and Read More…

Month:  Categories: Art & Culture

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