Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicDepartment of Science and Technology

Topic: Department of Science and Technology

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.

Science and tech ministry invites research proposals to help in fight against COVID-19

Science & Engineering Research Board, an autonomous body under the science ministry, called for proposals focusing on affordable diagnostics, vaccines etc.

What is Modi govt’s ‘quantum mission’ that has been allocated Rs 8,000 cr in Budget 2020

In her Budget 2020 speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says India plans to invest Rs 8,000 crore over 5 years in National Mission on Quantum Technology.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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