CSIR announces Young Scientist Award 2020

News: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) has announced the Young Scientist Award for the year 2020. Facts: Young Scientist Award: It was introduced in 1987 by CSIR in order to promote excellence in various fields of science and technology. Categories: The awards are given in following fields: a) Biological Sciences b) Chemical Sciences c)… Continue reading CSIR announces Young Scientist Award 2020

Bharat Biotech eyes human monoclonal antibody therapy for Covid-19

News:The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) has sanctioned a project to develop human monoclonal antibodies as a therapy for Covid-19 in the next six months. Facts: The project was approved under CSIR’s New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative(NMITLI). Aim: To create an alternate therapy by generating highly effective and specific human monoclonal antibodies capable… Continue reading Bharat Biotech eyes human monoclonal antibody therapy for Covid-19

JIGYASA program

News:Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) has been collaborating with several scientists and research scholars in implementing the JIGYASA program. Facts: About JIGYASA program: Jigyasa is a student-scientist connect programme launched by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) in collaboration with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan(KVS). The programme aims to connect school students and scientists as well… Continue reading JIGYASA program

Green Crackers

News:Government of India has launched green firecrackers in a bid to resolve the crisis of air pollution. Facts: Background: In October 2018,the Supreme Court had banned the manufacture, sale and use of firecrackers that are loud and toxic to man, animal and the environment.  The court had allowed for sale of green and improved crackers… Continue reading Green Crackers

CSIR and GAIL join hands to scale up production of diesel from Plastic waste

Union Minister for Science and Technology has inaugurated a waste plastic to diesel plant in Dehradun. The plant has been set up in CSIR- Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) whose scientists will process waste plastics into fuel.The technology has been developed under the GAIL’s sponsorship. Using this plant,polyolefinic wastes which accounts for approximately 70% of… Continue reading CSIR and GAIL join hands to scale up production of diesel from Plastic waste

No harmful chemicals in PET bottles, finds CSIR study

According to a study conducted by the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), it has endorsed the safety of PET bottles. Polyethylene terephthalate(PET) is widely employed packaging material for drinking water, juices,vegetable oils, pharmaceuticals and various other applications and is 100% recyclable. This study was conducted after a debate internationally on whether PET bottles leach… Continue reading No harmful chemicals in PET bottles, finds CSIR study

MOU signed between Ministry of AYUSH and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Ministry of AYUSH has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The MOU aims for further cooperation in research on traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda,Unani,Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) and their integration with modern science. Further,the collaboration also aims to preserve and protect traditional knowledge related to… Continue reading MOU signed between Ministry of AYUSH and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research