Role of women in leading scientific research increasing

The involvement of women as science leaders seems to be increasing. The percentage of women leading research projects has increased by 4 percent over two years, said a recent government report. Women Principal Investigators (PIs) participation in research that received Extramural Research (EMR) support (support through peer-reviewed competitive grant mechanism) was 28% during 2018-19, asContinue reading “Role of women in leading scientific research increasing”

Highest ever merchandise exports in a quarter (Q1 2021-22, USD 95 billion) in the history of India

Highest ever merchandise exports in a quarter (Q1 2021-22, USD 95 billion) in the history of India India sets a target of USD 400 billion merchandise exports in 2021-22 Despite COVID-19, labour-intensive sectors (engineering goods, rice, marine products, etc.) saw a rapid export growth Highest ever FDI inflow of USD 81.72 billion in 2020-21 NumberContinue reading “Highest ever merchandise exports in a quarter (Q1 2021-22, USD 95 billion) in the history of India”

Atal Innovation Mission concludes first fintech cohort of ‘AIM-iLEAP’(Innovative leadership for entrepreneurial agility and profitability)as major step to accelerate Tech Start-ups across India

In a move to give a major push to tech startups across the country, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog Wednesday concluded its first fintech cohort of AIM-iLEAP- an initiative to back tech start-ups with much-needed access to industry, markets and investors. The fintech cohort was done through a series of thematic virtual demo days organisedContinue reading “Atal Innovation Mission concludes first fintech cohort of ‘AIM-iLEAP’(Innovative leadership for entrepreneurial agility and profitability)as major step to accelerate Tech Start-ups across India”

Electrically configured nanochannels eliminating unwanted energy can revolutionize on-chip data communication and processing in future

Scientists have developed electrically configured nanochannels that can eliminate unwanted energy waste and promise wave-based computing. This can revolutionize on-chip data communication and processing in future.        Conventional electronics is composed of logic circuits having a large number of transistors interconnected by metallic wires. The data carried by electric charges suffer undesirable heating limiting its integration density.Continue reading “Electrically configured nanochannels eliminating unwanted energy can revolutionize on-chip data communication and processing in future”

Cost-effective, bio-compatible nanogenerators can harvest electricity from vibrations for optoelectronics, self-powered devices

Scientists have fabricated a simple, cost-effective, bio-compatible, transparent nanogenerator that can generate electricity from vibrations all around for use in optoelectronics, self-powered devices, and other biomedical applications. Searching for renewable energy resources with reduced carbon emissions is one of the most urgent challenges due to the increasing threat of global warming and energy crisis. SomeContinue reading “Cost-effective, bio-compatible nanogenerators can harvest electricity from vibrations for optoelectronics, self-powered devices”

Government has taken several initiatives to harness the food and horticulture potential of the country & development of the food processing sector

Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar addressed the CII Northern Region Food Processing Summit 2021 Government has taken several initiatives to harness the food and horticulture potential of the country: Shri Narendra Singh Tomar The government is committed to the development of the food processing sector, says Shri Tomar Union Minister for Agriculture & FarmersContinue reading “Government has taken several initiatives to harness the food and horticulture potential of the country & development of the food processing sector”

IFSCA constitutes a committee for development of avenues for Ship Financing and Leasing in IFSC

International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has constituted a committee to examine global best practices in ship financing and leasing, identify opportunities and devise a roadmap to enable such activities from GIFT IFSC. This committee will be chaired by Ms. Vandana Aggarwal, former Senior Economic Advisor, Government of India. The committee includes representatives from theContinue reading “IFSCA constitutes a committee for development of avenues for Ship Financing and Leasing in IFSC”

ARCI develops cost-effective catalysts for metal-air battery

A new non-precious metal-based bi-functional electrocatalyst (capable of catalyzing two different types of reactions) can decrease cost and increase the efficiency of metal air batteries. With the rise in demand for different energy sources, worldwide efforts are being made to develop different kinds of energy devices, such as lithium-ion batteries, lead-acid batteries, redox flow batteries,Continue reading “ARCI develops cost-effective catalysts for metal-air battery”

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Extends Validity of Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum from 31st March, 2021 to 31st December, 2021

Ministry of MSME issued Press release on Thursday, 17th June 2021 extending Validity of Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum from 31st March, 2021 to 31st December, 2021 Posted Date:- Jun 17, 2021 Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has issued an amendment to the original notification No. S.O. 2119 (E) dated 26.06.2020 vide 2347(E) dated 16.06.2021,Continue reading “Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Extends Validity of Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum from 31st March, 2021 to 31st December, 2021”

Journey of Women Scientists: From Break in Career to become Patent Professionals

Ministry of Science & Technology issued Press Release today (17th June 2021): Journey of Women Scientists- From Break in Career to become Patent Professionals An inspiring journey of 100 women scientists who returned to science after a break in career has been documented into a book form. The women scientists featured here had to discontinueContinue reading “Journey of Women Scientists: From Break in Career to become Patent Professionals”