Press Release

E.g., 23/10/2017
E.g., 23/10/2017
  • India International Science Festival (IISF-2016) inaugurated in New Delhi

    Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016

    India has achieved a pre-eminent position in the field of Science & Technology, Space, Atomic Energy, Information Technology and newly emerging technologies such as Nano Technology and Bio Technology. ‘In this process, we have created one of the world's largest network of scientific laboratories and research institutions’, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences said while informing the Lok Sabha about the India International Science Festival (IISF-2016) – the largest festival of science in this country with its focus on “Science for the Masses”.

    The Minister added that the Prime Minister has directed that the benefits of advancements in Science & Technology must reach to the masses. Towards this, Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences has taken the initiative of launching India International Science Festival (IISF).

    Dr. Harsh Vardhan informed that IISF-2016 is not only a festival but a movement to...

  • India and Israel to step-up Science and Technology Cooperation

    Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    A high level Israeli delegation led by Minister for Science, Technology and Space Mr.Ofir Akunis, including three members of Israeli parliament met Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences. The visit of the Israeli S&T and Space Minister to India follows the visit of the President of Israel to India last month. In the meeting between the two Minister’s both sides agreed to give boost to the bilateral cooperation in science and technology under the aegis of the S&T Agreement concluded between India and Israel in 1993. Next year will mark 25 years of diplomatic relationship between the two countries.

    Welcoming the delegation, Dr. Harsh Vardhan remarked that India values its science and technology cooperation with Israel which is a leading innovative nation of the world. He further added that we would like to identify new opportunities and mechanisms to expand and upscale our cooperation agenda by creating a value based relationship...

  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the Aspiration of this Government is to make Science an inherent element of Indian Life

    Date: Monday, December 5, 2016

    The Union Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that this Government is making every effort to take the science into the masses. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today he give details on the 2nd India International Science Festival -2016 to be held on 07-11, Dec- 2016, at CSIR –National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Campus in New Delhi.

    Emphasizing the importance of taking science into rural India the Minister said that, “We are a government that believes and supports in scientific research, including an appropriate balance between fundamental research to support new discoveries and the commercialization of ideas which would lead to good jobs and sustainable economic growth”. India has declared 2010-20 as the “Decade of Innovation”. In this context, the series of India International Science Festival (IISF) is an integral part of India’s long term vision in developing and widening the spectrum of scientific temper in...

  • Ways to Reach Benefits of Science to the Common Man Particularly in the Rural Areas was Discussed at the CSIR ‘Platinum Jubilee Techno Fest’ at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) in New Delhi

    Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    CSIR Scientists dwelt upon ways to reach benefits of science to the common man particularly in the rural areas as they discussed the issue on the eighth day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Platinum Jubilee Technofest at the 36th India International Trade Fair (IITF). The Minister for Social Welfare and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot visited the CSIR Technofest as a Chief Guest today.

    Addressing the seminar, Dr. Sudeep Kumar, Head, Mission Directorate CSIR, said,“CSIR’s objective is to reach masses through technology interventions.”

    The session was also addressed by Mr. Bharat Bhushan from CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM). Issues like “Lavender cultivation on barren land, Honey extraction along with the flower cultivation were discussed.

    The pavilion of ‘Societal Interventions’ displays aromatic products and drinks from different CSIR labs.

    MoUs signing and technology transfer concluded the event. It...

  • ‘Ecology & Environment’ Was the focus at the CSIR ‘Platinum Jubilee Techno Fest’ at the India International Trade Fare (IITF) in New Delhi

    Date: Monday, November 21, 2016

    ‘Ecology & Environment’ displaying advancements in the field was the focus at the CSIR ‘Platinum Jubilee Techno Fest’ at the India International Trade Fare (IITF) in New Delhi yesterday. The major highlight of ‘Ecology & Environment’ was free swimming robot ‘Maya’, an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle developed by CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), being used for coastal areas surveys and mapping salinity of water in reservoirs and dams. A multi-fuel domestic cook stove, ‘Neerdhur’, developed by CSIR- National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) for rural Indian households, can be fueled by cow dung cake, wood chips, wood logs and charcoal. “It is an amazing experience to see technologies dedicated to rural areas. Such initiative is always welcomed as it is guiding the future generation and the budding scientists in the country to contribute to the mankind.” said a Delhi-based engineer at the pavilion. 



  • A Battery Car Developed and Commercially Produced by CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) and CSIR-CMERI, in Collaboration with Auto Major Mahindra Steals The Show at The ‘ENERGY’ Theme At IITF, NEW DELHI

    Date: Monday, November 21, 2016

    A battery car developed and commercially produced by CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) and CSIR-CMERI, in collaboration with auto major Mahindra steals the show at the ‘Energy’ theme at the 36th India International Trade Fair (IITF), 2016, New Delhi today. It was a Lithium-ion battery powered 4-door electric car that became the cynosure of all eyes.

    The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) unveiled its theme-based presentation on ‘Energy’ on sixth day of the CSIR Platinum Jubilee Technofest at the IITF, 2016, Scientists, experts, researchers of prominent CSIR labs and the industrial partners specific to this theme area discussed various issues relating to energy demand and the target of power generation based on renewable energy technologies. Dr. Girish Sahni, DG-CSIR,...

  • International Conference on Brucellosis 2016

    Date: Friday, November 18, 2016

    The Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Shri Y.S. Chowdary, has called for villagers to be trained to handle animal diseases like Brucellosis on a cooperative basis. Speaking after inaugurating International Research Conference on Brucellosis in New Delhi today he expressed concern that Brucellosis is endemic in India and that it could spread to humans. He along with the Minister of State, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, who presided over the meeting, released various vaccines and three new diagnostic kits. They also launched programme of “Brucella Free Villages” for implementation on pilot scale in 50 villages covering 10 states. This programme will be supported by guidelines and standard operating practices along with an IT enabled application.

    Brucellosis is a dreadful disease caused by the genus of the bacteria known as Brucella infecting various species of Brucella cows, buffalos, sheep, goats, deer, pigs, dogs and...

  • CSIR Reaching its Stakeholders - Platinum Jubilee Techno-Fest 2016, in IITF

    Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee this year. The Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, today addressed the press, highlighting CSIR efforts to showcase its knowledgebase that it has delivered to the nation during its journey of 75 years through its mega expo, CSIR Platinum Jubilee Technofest 2016,  being organized as a part of the 36th India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 14th November to 27th November, 2016. The Minister said that the purpose of the Techno-Fest is to inform the masses/ public about what the government is doing in Science & Technology to improve the lives of people by technology interventions, skill development, employment generation through various collaborations with industry, academia and research.

    During the press conference, the theme Directors/Coordinators of a few...

  • Surya Jyoti - Photo-Voltaic (PV) Integrated Micro Solar Dome (MSD)

    Date: Friday, November 11, 2016

    In order to capture day light and concentrate the same inside a dark room, particularly in urban slum or rural areas which lack electricity supply, a low cost and energy efficient Micro Solar Dome has been tested and developed.

    Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today visited the dwelling units of Lalbagh clusters in Azadpur area of Delhi, where the PV Integrated Micro Solar Dome (MSD) – Surya Jyoti have been installed. The minister was pleased to notice how these lamps have improved the quality of life of the inhabitants especially of the women and children. Addressing the media, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that this will also increase the productivity of women who stay at home and are involved in small income generation activities.  The Micro Solar Dome (MSD) is a clear and green energy initiative of the Department of   Science and Technology. The Minister added that this project will also supplement the Green Energy initiatives...

  • Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Award

    Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    The winners of the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Competition, received their awards from President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi, today.

    Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, congratulated all the winners and said he was really amazed by the range of creativity expressed by these young minds.

     The Minister further said, that the “many wonderful ideas coming from children from diverse backgrounds and regions, goes to show how much pervasive the spirit of creativity and innovation is in our country”.

    Addressing the young winners, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, said that they have a duty not to adapt to the problems our society is facing but transcend them and to help India become a creative, compassionate and collaborative society. Given the various challenges the country faces and may face in this 21st century, “we will need an army of young people like you who would help the...