Year-End- Review-2021- Ministry of Science and Technology

What is the News?

The Ministry of Science and Technology has launched several initiatives in 2021.

Some of them are:

India’s ranking in global S&T indices continues to rise

India has risen to the 46th position, featuring within the top 50 innovative economies globally as per Global Innovation Index(GII).

India remains among the top 3 countries in scientific publication as per the NSF database.

India has also reached 3rd Position in terms of no of PhDs, in size of Higher Education System; as well as in terms of number of Startups.

National Supercomputer Mission (NSM)


Women Scientists Scheme

Saffron Cultivation in the Northeast: Saffron Cultivation was so far confined to parts of Kashmir. The Northeast saw the successful cultivation of saffron for the first time in the Yangang village of South Sikkim. It is now being expanded to Twang, Arunachal Pradesh and Barapani, Meghalaya.

Fund for Industrial Research Engagement (FIRE)



Mission Innovation: As a part of Mission Innovation 2.0, India is co-leading the Innovation Community on low carbon affordable heating and cooling of buildings along with the European Commission and the UK. 

6BIO Compound

National Innovation Foundation(NIF)

National climate vulnerability assessment report

Source: This post is based on the articleYear-End- Review-2021- Ministry of Science and Technologypublished in PIB on 31st Dec 2021.

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