Press Release

E.g., 24/11/2017
E.g., 24/11/2017
  • India International Science Festival (IISF-2016) inaugurated in New Delhi

    Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016

    India has achieved a pre-eminent position in the field of Science & Technology, Space, Atomic Energy, Information Technology and newly emerging technologies such as Nano Technology and Bio Technology. ‘In this process, we have created one of the world's largest network of scientific laboratories and research institutions’, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences said while informing the Lok Sabha about the India International Science Festival (IISF-2016) – the largest festival of science in this country with its focus on “Science for the Masses”.

    The Minister added that the Prime Minister has directed that the benefits of advancements in Science & Technology must reach to the masses. Towards this, Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences has taken the initiative of launching India International Science Festival (IISF).

    Dr. Harsh Vardhan informed that IISF-2016 is not only a festival but a movement to...

  • India and Israel to step-up Science and Technology Cooperation

    Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    A high level Israeli delegation led by Minister for Science, Technology and Space Mr.Ofir Akunis, including three members of Israeli parliament met Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences. The visit of the Israeli S&T and Space Minister to India follows the visit of the President of Israel to India last month. In the meeting between the two Minister’s both sides agreed to give boost to the bilateral cooperation in science and technology under the aegis of the S&T Agreement concluded between India and Israel in 1993. Next year will mark 25 years of diplomatic relationship between the two countries.

    Welcoming the delegation, Dr. Harsh Vardhan remarked that India values its science and technology cooperation with Israel which is a leading innovative nation of the world. He further added that we would like to identify new opportunities and mechanisms to expand and upscale our cooperation agenda by creating a value based relationship...

  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the Aspiration of this Government is to make Science an inherent element of Indian Life

    Date: Monday, December 5, 2016

    The Union Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that this Government is making every effort to take the science into the masses. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today he give details on the 2nd India International Science Festival -2016 to be held on 07-11, Dec- 2016, at CSIR –National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Campus in New Delhi.

    Emphasizing the importance of taking science into rural India the Minister said that, “We are a government that believes and supports in scientific research, including an appropriate balance between fundamental research to support new discoveries and the commercialization of ideas which would lead to good jobs and sustainable economic growth”. India has declared 2010-20 as the “Decade of Innovation”. In this context, the series of India International Science Festival (IISF) is an integral part of India’s long term vision in developing and widening the spectrum of scientific temper in...