Department of Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2020

HCARD: Robot to assist COVID-19 frontline warriors

On April 29, 2020, the robotic device HCARD, Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device was launched to help frontline health care workers. The robot will help them in maintaining physical distance from the COVID-19 infected persons. Highlights The HCARD was developed by CSIR laboratory located in Durgapur. The device is capable of working in both automatic Read More…

Technology Summit, 2019

The 25th Technology Summit is a bilateral platform that provides opportunities to industries, government agencies and institutes from India and other countries to interact with each other. In 2017, Canada participated in the Summit and in 2018 it was Italy. This year Netherlands has been invited. The summit acts as a forum to forge partnerships, Read More…

For the first time Survey of India to deploy 300 drones for mapping country

Survey of India (SoI), the oldest scientific department of country will for the first time rely on drones to map the country. SoI which is India’s National Survey and Mapping Organization is in charge of mapping and surveying entire country. SoI is affliated to the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Key Highlights Objective: To Read More…

SATHI: IIT Kharagpur to assist academic institutes in neighbouring region

Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has been selected for setting up a Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institute (SATHI), a Department of Science and Technology (DST) initiative of Centre. Centre has allotted an amount of Rs.125 crore over a period of financial years (starting from 2019-20) for the purpose. About SATHI Objective: SATHI is Read More…

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…