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India’s new science policy proposes lateral entry of scientists in related ministries

The purpose is to attract domain experts who are needed in science-related ministries to handle issues linked to emerging technologies and advancements, according to officials.
According to the draft Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020, these could be scientists with domain expertise in different fields either from autonomous institutions or the private field. Representational image.(Reuters File Photo)
According to the draft Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020, these could be scientists with domain expertise in different fields either from autonomous institutions or the private field. Representational image.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jan 06, 2021 06:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C

New science policy draft focuses on self-reliance, enhanced funding in S&T

The DST, along with the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser, started the process of formulating the STIP 2020 last year.
The policy was to be out by the year-end, but has been slightly delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters | Representational image)
The policy was to be out by the year-end, but has been slightly delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters | Representational image)
Published on Jan 01, 2021 06:27 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Daylight Saving Time ends: All you need to know about the annual ritual

The DST, an annual ritual, came into effect in March, prompting clocks across the US to fall back an hour.
The DST is the practice of moving clocks forward by one hour during summer months(AP)
The DST is the practice of moving clocks forward by one hour during summer months(AP)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 10:23 AM IST
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ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

DST launches schemes for women scientists, researchers in science and engineering

The schemes will promote women researchers in regular service in academic and research institutions to take up R&D at the highest level through two categories of research support: SERB – POWER Fellowship and SERB – POWER Research Grants.
Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday launched the SERB– POWER schemes.(PTI file)
Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday launched the SERB– POWER schemes.(PTI file)
Published on Oct 29, 2020 08:06 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Hanuman langurs abandoning leaves for processed bread, peanuts, finds DST study

The study also pointed out that langurs are very thoughtful about their food selection, which is independent of human interferences and scarcity of natural food items, according to a note on the department’s website
Grey langurs, Rajasthan
Grey langurs, Rajasthan
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 09:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Govt merges Centre for Glaciology with Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

The Centre for Glaciology was set up in 2009 during the UPA regime in the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology which was appointed as its nodal agency. It had aimed to carry a coordinated research initiative on Himalayan glaciology to understand the effects of climate on glaciers in order to develop strategies for climate change adaptability.
The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology in Dehradun.(HT PHOTO)
The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology in Dehradun.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 21, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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DST sanctions Rs 115 crores to IIT Jodhpur to set up tech and innovation hub

The TIH at IIT Jodhpur, named as iHub Drishti, is being incorporated as a section-8 company with the initial seed funding from the DST.
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur.(iitj.ac.in)
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur.(iitj.ac.in)
Published on Aug 18, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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Chandrayaan 2 mission has 3 key components from TN college

This is not the first time that the institute has supplied the components to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has recognised Sona as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO).(HT image)
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has recognised Sona as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO).(HT image)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 03:11 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Research scholars of IISER, Pune and CSIR-NCL strike over Phd grant: Meeting scheduled on November 6

The protests which ensued in several parts of the country recently saw a large demonstration in Delhi, with 1,000 PhD scholars coming together to demand a hike in fellowship.
Silent march by research scholars of IISER for hike in their fellowship at IISER campus in Pune on October 3, 2018.(HT PHOTO)
Silent march by research scholars of IISER for hike in their fellowship at IISER campus in Pune on October 3, 2018.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 04:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAnanya Barua
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