Review 2019: Ministry of Science & Technology
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- S&T
Atal Jai Anusandhan Biotech Mission - Undertaking Nationally Relevant Technology Innovation (UNaTI)
It is expected to transform the Health, Agriculture and Energy sectors during the next 5 years. This mission includes the following missions-
GARBH-ini - A Mission to promote Maternal and Child Health and develop prediction tools for preterm birth.
IndCEPI - A Mission to devel
TIFAC plans to come up with white paper on strategising revival of Indian economy after COVID -19
The Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), an autonomous technology think tank under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), has planned to come up with a white paper on strategising revival of Indian economy after COVID-19.
The key focus is reported to be on strengthening Make in India initiatives, commercialization of Indigenous technology, develo
Year of Awareness on Science and Health (YASH)
Part of: GS-III- S&T (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST)
The National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science & Technology (DST) has launched a programme on health and risk communication ‘Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH)’ with focus on Covid-19. The programme is a comprehensive and effective science and health communication effort for promoting grass
Recently, Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched a scheme named 'Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty' (VAJRA).
Under this scheme, scientists or senior researchers abroad of Indian origin or otherwise can collaborate with Indian faculties for conducting joint researches in India.
The foreign researchers would receive endowments at par with those in their own countries.
The broad areas of research like energy, health, advance material and others w
National Technology Day
India is observing its 29th National Technology Day on 11th May, 2020.
The day which was first observed on 11 May, 1999, aims to commemorate the scientific and technological achievements of Indian scientists, engineers. The day was named by the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Every year, the Technology Development Board of India (a statutory body under the Ministry of Science and Technology) celebrates the day by awardi
Task force on artificial intelligence
The Department of Defence Production constituted a task force headed by Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran to study use of artificial intelligence.
It has potential to provide military superiority apart from driving technology-driven economic growth. Similarly, in 2017, the then Commerce and Industry minister constituted the ‘Task force on AI for India’s Economic Transformation’ chaired by V. Kamakoti of IIT Madras.