IISc Bangalore Current Affairs - 2020

Global Innovation Index: India ranks 48

On September 2, 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the Global Innovation Index. For the first time, India has ranked among top 50 countries. It has moved up to 48th rank from 52nd position in 2019. India was at the top position among central and southern Asian countries. The index was released based Read More…

First Mobile RT-PCR lab of India developed by IISc launched in Karnataka

On August 5, 2020, the State Government of Karnataka launched India’s first mobile RT-PCR lab in Bengaluru. The lab was developed by Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. The lab has been named Mobile Infection Testing and Reporting (MITR) lab. It is capable of conducting 9000 tests per month. About the lab Apart from testing COVID-19, Read More…

Nature Index

The Nature Research, a division of the popular Springer Nature recently released Nature Index. India secured 12th rank in the index. Highlights The countries that secured top 5 places in the index includes USA, China, Germany, UK and Japan. The top Indian Institutes that were rated high by the index include CSIR (Council of Scientific Read More…

Amendments to Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme (PMRF)

The Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development recently announced various amendments to Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme. Highlights Under the scheme, a dedicated division called “Research and Innovation Division” was created to boost research. The division is to be headed by director who coordinates research work of several institutions under the Ministry of HRD. Read More…

Project Prana: Indigenous ventilators developed by IISc Bengaluru scientists and students

The students and scientists of IISc Bengaluru have developed indigenous ventilators under “Project Prana”. Highlights The ventilator was made using pressure sensor that widely finds its application in automobile industry. Apart from the sensor, the scientists also used Reverse Osmosis Water Filters. The pressure and flow parameters in the ventilator are controlled by using PLC Read More…