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  • India UK Joint Tech Summit

    Date: Friday, November 4, 2016

    The India-UK Tech Summit will be jointly inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Theresa May, on 7th November, 2016, at Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi. It will highlight the visions of both the Prime Ministers to create a new era of bilateral economic relationship between the two countries.

    The summit was announced during Prime Minister Modi's visit to the United Kingdom last year, and has fructified exactly a year on. The event intends to provide a forum for business, a space for new connections and a showcase for future technologies.

    “The UK is known for its strength in technology and innovation. India offers vast opportunities through its markets, skilled human resources and competitive economic environment. Britain and India are an unbeatable combination for an enormously successful partnership” said Prime Minister Modi.

    The focus sectors at the Summit will be, Advanced Manufacturing &...

  • CSIR’s Initiatives for enabling the Indian Leather Industry

    Date: Friday, November 4, 2016

    CSIR has come out with a “Game changing technology” for enabling the Indian leather sector achieve the set target of USD 27 billion by 2020 by making leather processing environmentally sustainable. This “Waterless chrome tanning technology” is a first of its kind technology to reduce chromium pollution load.

    The Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences and Vice President CSIR, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, informed the Media while addressing the press in New Delhi today. The Minister highlighted the strategic role of CSIR in the exemplary growth of the Indian Leather industry.

    Tracing the history of Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) of CSIR, established in 1948, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that this was a unique institute which from the very start had a strong academic and industrial linkage. A tripartite arrangement of industry-academy-research is a first of its kind, which is a role model for other sectors to emulate. The Institute represents the leather...

  • Impacting Farmers’ lives through Science Biotech-Kisan & Cattle Genomics

    Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

    As a part of the Government’s focus on the development of programmes that aim to directly and positively impact people’s lives rapidly, the Ministry of Science and Technology has been at the forefront in many of these initiatives. Two Farmer-Centric initiatives of this Ministry are Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics.

    The Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan shared details on these new initiatives with the Press in New Delhi today.  The two programs are intended to have major impact on rural livelihood through science. The Minister in his address stated that the Prime Minister’s emphasis on the importance to work on the problems faced by our farmers is a great motivation factor for the scientist community.

    Biotech- KISAN (Krishi Innovation Science Application Network) Empowering Small- and Women- Farmers with Science Implementation

    Biotech-KISAN is a new programme that empowers farmers,...

  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) Plant, Inaugurated in IIIM Jammu

    Date: Monday, October 24, 2016

    A newly built, state-of-the-art Plant for extraction, formulation, packaging of medicinal plant based phytopharmaceutical drugs under internationally accepted GMP guidelines was inaugurated by the Vice President, CSIR and Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for DoNER (Independent Charge), Dr Jitendra Singh, PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, DoAE and Department of Space,at CSIR-IIIM, in Jammu on 20th October, 2016.

     This is first such national Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) Plant facility established in the public sector in India. The facility has been issued a manufacturing license by Drug & Food Control Organization, Jammu & Kashmir.

      The CGMP facility...

  • Indo-Italy Scientific and Technological Cooperation Re-Launched

    Date: Monday, October 24, 2016

    The Indo-Italian Joint Committee established under the Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement re-launch cooperation in the sectors of science, technology and innovation. The original agreement was signed between Italy and India in 2003.

    The Indian delegation led by Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Science and Technology, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, while the Italian delegation was led by Vincenzo De Luca, Director General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

    On 19 October 2016, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome hosted a meeting of the Joint Committee which approved several initiatives in bilateral scientific R&D projects of significance with the aim of facilitating the mobility of researchers who will be jointly selected and co-financed within...

  • HIMANSH, India’s Remote, High-Altitude Station opened in Himalaya

    Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Himalayan region has the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar caps, as this region is aptly called the “Water Tower of Asia” is the source of the 10 major river systems that provide irrigation, power and drinking water for over 700 million people live in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh– nearly 10% of the world’s population. Understanding the behaviour of these glaciers and their contribution to the sustainable supply of water for mankind and agriculture is one of the grand challenges of Indian scientific community.

    As part of the Indian government’s initiatives to better study and quantify the Himalayan glacier responses towards the climate change, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences has established a high altitude research station in Himalaya called HIMANSH (literally meaning, a slice of ice), situated above 13,500 ft (> 4000 m) at a remote region in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh.


  • 4th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting at Jaipur

    Date: Monday, October 10, 2016

    India will host the 8th BRICS Summit, in Goa on 15-16 October 2016 during its Chairmanship of BRICS, which it assumed on 15 February 2016.

    As the precursor the same, the 4th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting was convened on 8 October, 2016 at Jaipur to further strengthen the collaboration amongst the BRICS countries in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). The meeting was chaired by the Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The Vice Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil, Mr. Álvaro Toubes Prata; Deputy Minister of Federation of Russia, Mr. Alexey Lopatia; Vice Minister of S&T of Peoples Republic of China, H.E.Mr. Jiang Hua; Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa H.E. Madam Naledi Pandor led their respective country delegations.

    While welcoming the BRICS country Ministerial delegates, Dr Harshvardhan elucidated; “During our Chairmanship we are adopting...

  • 6th Brics Som Meeting - A Precursor of Ministerial Meeting

    Date: Monday, October 10, 2016

    For providing an overarching vision and setting priorities for cooperation & joint action amongst BRICS country in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation, the 6th BRICS Science & Technology Senior Official Meeting (SOM) was organized at Jaipur today.

    Secretary, Department for Science & Technology Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, welcomed the delegates from the member countries to the BRICS SOM meeting. In his opening remarks, Professor Sharma emphasized enterprise model like product development, exploring of market for sustainable development goals, while continuing the focused collaboration in topical areas like High Performance Computing (HPC), cyber security, nanotechnology, energy, affordable medicine and technology based startups.

    Director, CSIR-(National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies –NISTADS) Dr. P Goswami, made a...

  • BRICS Science & Technology Ministers meeting begins today

    Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

    To boost the scientific relationship and forge better collaborations between the BRICS countries, the  4th S&T Ministerial meeting of the Ministers for Science & Technology of the BRICS member countries namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will be convened in Jaipur on October 8, 2016 at Hotel Rambagh Palace, Jaipur.

    Prior to this ministerial meeting, the 6th BRICS Science, Technology & Innovation Senior Officials Meeting (BRICS-SOM) is scheduled on 7 October 2016. The meeting will come with final statement of a declaration to be made after the 4th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministers meeting.

    In today’s meeting BRICS Funding Working Group, BRICS member countries and their respective funding partners participated and exchanged the ‘Arrangements of BRICS STI Framework Programme including “Implementation Plan” document amongst the eight funding agencies namely: National Council for Scietific...

  • Four Silver Medalists with Team Leader at 10th International Earth Science Olympiad, MIE, Japan

    Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Three Indian high school students who won four silver medals in the 10th International Earth Science Olympiad, MIE Japan, called on the Minister for Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, in New Delhi today.












    International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) is an annual earth science competition for secondary school students and is conducted each year in a different country. It is an outreach programme and one of the main activities of the International Geoscience Educational Organization (IGEO), affiliated to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). This programme is aimed at training young minds and fostering earth science education for peace and harmony.

    The IESO’s mission is also to raise awareness and interest in Earth Sciences amongst school...