IISC Current Affairs - 2020

“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…

RalDer-X: New Explosive Detection Device developed by DRDO and IISc Bangalore

On March 1, 2020, at the National Workshop on Explosive Detection, a new Explosive Detection device called RalDer-X was launched. Highlights RalDer-X has the capacity to detect explosives that are in the pure form and also those that are added with contaminants. It is also capable of detecting explosives at a distance. The device is Read More…

IISc ranked 16th in Times Higher Education Ranking

On February 18, 2020, the Times Higher Education Ranking was released in London. The ranking was titled “The Emerging Economies University Ranking 2020”. Around 11 Indian Universities were included in the top 100. However, China had more Universities than India in the ranking. Around 30 Universities of China were in the top 100. Highlights The Read More…

HRD Launches STARS scheme on National Science Day

The Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the STARS scheme on National Science Day (28th February). STAR Scheme STARS is an acronym for Scheme for Translational and Advanced Research in Science to fund Science projects. The scheme will be implemented at the cost of Rs 250 crores. Under the scheme 500 science projects will Read More…

NIRF Rankings 2018: IISc Overall Best, AIIMS Best Medical College

The Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru was adjudged as overall best Indian university in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 or NIRF-3 released by Ministry of Human Resource Development . This year it is third edition NIRF survey and was released as part of India Rankings 2018 for the Educational Institutions. Indian Institute of Read More…