Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicDepartment of Science and Technology

Topic: Department of Science and Technology

High costs, pressure on students — why govt scrapped entrance test for KVPY science fellowship

With DST's decision to merge KVPY with INSPIRE, aspirants focussing on research and natural sciences right from school will now have to compete with those focussing on engineering & medical sciences.

Disbelief over Modi govt plan to stop funding engineering academy linked to Kalam, Kakodkar

Scientists & academicians associated with Indian National Academy of Engineering have asked Dept of Science and Technology to reconsider decision. Senior DST official says decision not final.

Prosthetic hands, detecting low birth weight in babies: The many govt AI projects in the works

Union minister Harsh Vardhan listed out the different AI projects being carried out by the IT ministry, Dept of Science & Tech and Niti Aayog to improve govt services. 

Send ‘hi’, find job — govt’s WhatsApp chatbot will help labourers look for work in home states

Technology Information Forecasting & Assessment Council creates portal called SAKSHAM to connect labourers to MSMEs in their native places. Idea took root during Covid.

India could have bigger Covid peak next month if mask, social distancing rules aren’t followed

Committee formed by Dept of Science and Technology says if all norms are followed properly, India’s active cases could fall to 20,000 by February 2021.

Juggling e-files & family — how WFH, Covid-19 changed life for govt’s science, tech officers

The Department of Science & Technology knows it holds the key to solving the Covid-19 problem. Here’s how it has changed its functioning in this time of crisis.

UV light booth, nasal gel & other innovations India’s working on to battle Covid-19

The science ministry's science & tech department has been pushing institutes to work on innovations that improve India's response to Covid-19.

India has allocated over Rs 200 cr for new Covid-19 projects: Science secretary

The Department of Science and Technology has received over 500 proposals over the last two weeks for developing technologies to fight the Covid-19 crisis.

Modi govt throws Covid-19 innovation ‘challenge’ to Indians, will fund winning ideas

Science & technology dept's National Innovation Foundation has announced Challenge Covid-19 Competition looking for ideas to supplement govt's efforts towards fighting pandemic.

Govt asks researchers to develop mathematical models on Covid-19 spread, will fund studies

Science & technology ministry move follows series of notifications from its different departments asking researchers to submit study proposals to fight coronavirus pandemic.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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