Thursday, June 24, 2021

Tag: Ministry of Science & Technology

Government to set up Medical Devices Park in Kerala

The Biomedical park will specialize in high-risk medical device sector involving medical implants and extracorporeal devices; Delhi 22 SEP 2020 Kerala will soon house one of the first medical device parks in the country, focusing on the high-risk medical device sector to provide full range of services for the medical devices industry like R...

Three Covid-19 vaccine candidates are in advanced stages of phased tri...

Delhi 22 AUG 2020 A modern, durable, portable, fast installable, safe and varying weather compatible 10- Bedded Make-Shift Hospital was inaugurated by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister (S&T, ES and H&FW) at NDRF 8th Battalion Centre, Ghaziabad. The make-shift hospital has been set up by CSIR constituent laboratory, namely, CSIR-Central Building ...

INSPIRE faculty fellow developing low-cost biodiesel from microalgae

Delhi, 24 AUG 2020 While fossil fuels deplete, the fuel potential of algae residing in the vast marine environment surrounding India remains unexplored. Low-cost biodiesel from microalgae of marine origin may soon turn a reality, thanks to the efforts of a scientist who is working on biotechnological studies and tools for increasing the lipid accu...

International Conference on ‘Aerosol Air Quality, Climate Change and I...

Delhi 24 AUG 2020 Mid-September brings an opportunity to witness a major online international conference on Aerosol Air Quality, Climate Change and Impact on Water Resources and Livelihoods in the Greater Himalayas. The conference will deliberate on rapid increase in air pollution associated with industrialisation and urbanisation and its result...

DST encourages translational research on Carbon Capture, Utilisation &...

CCUS is one of the identified innovation challenges in the Mission Innovation (MI) Programme, a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Union to accelerate the global clean energy innovation in which the Department of Science & Technology (DST) is an active partner The DST has already funded 19 R&D projects in the area of CCUS...

Awards announced for Indo-U.S. Virtual Networks for COVID-19

Delhi 18 AUG 2020 Eight binational teams consisting of researchers from India and the US have received awards to pursue cutting-edge research in pathogenesis and disease management of COVID-19 through Indo-US virtual networks. The areas of research they will pursue include antiviral coatings, immune modulation, tracking SARS CoV-2 in wastewater, d...

Bengaluru scientists fabricate invisible shield for electromagnetic in...

Delhi, 18 AUG 2020 H G Wells’ ‘Invisible Man’ tweaked optical properties of the body to become invisible. Scientists have now achieved a similar feat by designing a metal mesh structure instead of continuous film on desired transparent substrates to make it a transparent shield for electromagnetic interference (EMI). The invisible shield can be us...

Department of Biotechnology supported COVID 19 Vaccine -ZyCoV-D, desig...

Department of Biotechnology supported COVID 19 Vaccine -ZyCoV-D, designed and developed by Zydus,begins Adaptive Phase I/II clinical trials The study will assess the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine Delhi, 16 JUL 2020 Vaccine Discovery Programme supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India under the Nati...

Solstice ring of fire solar eclipse, June 21, 2020

“Looking at it directly can cause severe damage to the eye and vision. There are special goggles made for looking at the Sun. These goggles filter the sunlight for safe viewing” Delhi, 20 JUN 2020 A rare celestial event, annular solar eclipse, popularly called as ring of fire eclipse will be visible this Sunday. The first solar eclipse of this ye...

used mask disposal smart bin & UV light-based disinfection device...

Delhi 11 JUN 2020 VST Mobility Solutions, a Startup headquartered at Cochin, has launched an automated mask disposal machine as part of efforts to develop. The disposal device, named BIN-19, developed face mask disposal bin technology. The IoT-based BIN-19 (Internet of Things) is used for collecting and disinfecting Used Face-Mask. The ...

JNCASR signs MoU for scaling up technology for reducing CO2 to methano...

Delhi, 09 JUN 2020 An agreement has been signed between Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Breathe Applied Sciences, a company incubated at JNCASR for transfer of technology based on lab-scale research on reducing CO2 to methanol and other...

New study may help develop therapeutics for tongue cancer

Delhi, 09 JUN 2020 A team of researchers from IIT Madras, Cancer Institute, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru have identified a specific microRNA (miRNAs) called ‘miR-155’ that is over-expressed in tongue cancer. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small Ribo Nucleic Acid. They are non-coding RNA...

tissue-culture lab will be established for Heeng and Saffron

Delhi, 09 JUN 2020  Saffron and Heeng (asafoetida) are the most valuable spices of the world and widely used in Indian cuisine since time immemorial. In India, the annual demand for Saffron spice is 100 tons per year but its average production is about 6-7 tons per year. Hence a large amount of Saffron is being imported. Similarly, there is ...

CSIR identifies top 25 drugs/drug candidates for repurposing

Favipiravir a broad spectrum inhibitor of viral RNA polymerase emerges as one of the most promising drugs CSIR-IICT, based in Hyderabad, develops a convenient and cost effective synthetic process for Favipiravir Delhi, 30 APR 2020 CSIR has been leading the fight against Covid19 epidemic on multiple fronts, with major emphasis on repurp...

Knowledge Organizations focus on initiatives for socioeconomic rejuven...

Delhi, 13 MAY 2020 Knowledge Organizations across the country have started creating scientific awareness on COVID-19 using social, print and electronic media and have started initiatives for building resilience at community level during and post lockdown period in response to the advisory issued by the Department of Science &Technology (DST) a...