Department of Science and Technology (DST) Current Affairs - 2020

India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Programme

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) recently launched India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization programme. The programme was launched in partnership with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and FASIE (Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises) of Russia Highlights The main objective of the programme is to connect startups Read More…

“Demo Days Initiative”: Atal Innovation Mission to support startups

On July 14, 2020, Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog coordinated and concluded the series of COVID-19 “Demo Days” initiative. The initiative will identify promising startups that have the potential of COVID-19 innovations. Highlights The “Demo Days” initiative was launched by Atal Innovative Mission in partnership with government bodies such as Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Read More…

Accelerate Vigyan Scheme launched by SERB

Department of Science and Technology’s (DST’s) Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has launched a scheme named ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ on 1st July 2020. The scheme was launched with the objective to provide a single platform that will encourage high-end scientific research in the country by providing a common forum for conducting workshops. Internships and capacity Read More…

GoI to formulate new STIP (Science, Technology and Innovation) policy

The Department of Science and Technology along with the office of Principal Scientific Adviser to GoI are to jointly formulate National Science Technology and Innovation Policy 2020. The policy is to be formulated in bottom-up, decentralized process. About the Policy The fifth Science and Technology Policy is to be formulated by the Indian Government as Read More…

“Indian National Super Model” launched by DST

On May 31, 2020, the Department of Science and Technology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology launched the Indian National Super Model. The Model was launched to help monitor transmission of COVID-19 infection. Highlights The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and IISc (Indian Institute of Science) are to play crucial role Read More…