India is world’s third in scientific publications

India has seen an exponential increase in the number of scientific publications over the last 10 years and is in the third position globally after China and the US, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said. Continue Reading

New policy proposes benchmark for ‘ease of doing research

Benchmarks for ‘ease of doing research’ will be developed to ensure adequate funds for research activities in India, increase accountability and make those less bureaucratic, according to the draft Science Technology Innovation Policy, 2020. Continue Reading

NASSCOM’s initiative for differently-abled

NASSCOM Foundation and Microsoft India in partnership with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Department of Science & Technology (DST), and ERNET this week announced the winners of ‘Innovate for an Accessible India‘(IAI) – a pan India initiative that fosters innovative use of technology to address problems faced by Persons with Disabilities. Continue Reading

2 IIT-M professors selected for prestigious fellowship

Two faculty from Indian Institute of Technology-Madras have been selected for the prestigious ‘Swarnajayanti Fellowship’ Awards for 2019-20 given by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Continue Reading

India has crossed Covid-19 peak: Govt panel

India passed its Covid-19 peak in September and, if current trends continue, there will be minimal cases by February, according to the findings of a modelling study by a seven-member expert panel on the future course of the pandemic, which was commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology. Continue Reading

Climate change may cause 26% habitat loss for snow trout in Himalayan rivers

A new climate change study by the government’s Wildlife Institute of India has found that snow trout, the iconic cold water fish species found in Himalayan rivers, would lose their habitat by 16 per cent in the next 30 years and by over 26 per cent by 2070. Continue Reading

‘Ariviyal Palagai’ by Vigyan Prasar aims to educate masses

As part of pan-India efforts to popularise science and imbue scientific temper in vernacular languages, Centre’s autonomous organisation Vigyan Prasar is launching an initiative in Tamil through ‘Ariviyal Palagai’ (Science Board). Continue Reading

PU to get lab for toxicological studies of Indian system of medicine

The Pondicherry University would be set up with a state-of-the art national facility for toxicological studies of Indian System of Medicine drugs with the help of the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Continue Reading