Ministry of Science & Technology Current Affairs - 2020

GoI clears Genome India Project

The Department of Biotechnology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology has cleared Genome India Project. More than 20 leading institutions including IISc Bengaluru are to participate in the project. Highlights The project will at its first phase take samples of 10,000 persons to develop a reference Genome. The Centre of Brain Research operating under Read More…

5th India International Science Festival held in Kolkata

The 5th India International Science Festival (IISF) is being held in Kolkata, West Bengal from 5-8 November 2019. The four-day festival was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conference. About 5th India International Science Festival (IISF) IISF Objective: To instill scientific temper among people, showcase India’s contribution in field of Science and Technology Read More…

Vigyanika-International Science Literature Festival held at Kolkata

Vigyanika is the International Science Literature Festival that is organised as a part of fifth India International Science Festival (IISF) at Kolkata. It also features a Science Book Fair where more than 30 publishers are to display their scientific publications Highlights of the event Vigyanika is an annual event organised by Ministry of Science and Read More…

Government sets up mechanism in CSRI for transfer of technology

Ministry of Science & Technology has set up Mechanism in Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to interact with Small-Scale Industry (SSI) for transfer of Technology from CSIR Labs. Nodal officer in CSIR will coordinate with the SSIs and CSIR labs for appropriate technology required by them. SSI sector is largest employment provider in Read More…

Government announces 4 new schemes to promote young scientists

The Ministry of Science & Technology has announced four new schemes to promote young scientists and researchers in the country. They are Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) Scheme, Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship, Distinguished Investigator Award (DIA) and AWSAR (Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research). The schemes primarily aim at early recognition and reward to young Read More…