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Government considering nasal vaccine candidate, could be game-changer if effective: NITI Aayog Member

Jan 20, 2021
Dr. Paul confirmed that a nasal vaccine candidate has come under consideration for phase 1 and phase 2 trials but said that we will have to wait to know the results. 

India and Japan sign MoU to strengthen cooperation in Information and Communications Technology

Jan 15, 2021
The Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urged the electronics industry of Japan to invest in India as well as avail the benefits of the new technologies.

IMD launches website to record weather conditions

Jan 14, 2021
The system has been implemented by IMD for improving the country’s network of observatories and for increasing its public connection.

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India, UAE for scientific and technical cooperation

Jan 13, 2021
The Memorandum of Understanding on the scientific and technical cooperation will be between the Ministry of Earth Sciences, India, and the National Centre of Meteorology, UAE.

Japan aerospace agency to launch H3 rocket in 2021

Jan 12, 2021
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch H3 to pave the way for the next generation of transportation technologies.

Arunachal Pradesh likely to be India’s prime producer of Vanadium

Jan 12, 2021
In an exploration being carried out by the Geological Survey of India, the eastern Himalayan State has been placed on the vanadium map and geologists are confident of finding a deposit soon.

National Internet Exchange of India offers free Domain in local Indian languages

Jan 12, 2021
The offer has been created to stimulate the adoption of IDN domain name and the proliferation of local language content.

COVID-19 Vaccination Drive: How India plans to vaccinate people against COVID?- All you need to know

Jan 11, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Drive in India is likely to begin from January 16, 2021 onwards. Know here how India will vaccinate its population of 300 million people against the COVID-19. We have shared here the details of the drive including when will the drive begin, who will get vaccinated first and other important information.

Bharat Biotech seeks DCGI’s approval for trials of nasal vaccine for COVID-19

Jan 8, 2021
A nasal vaccine for the COVID-19 as proposed by Bharat Biotech will save on medical equipment like syringes and will also save time taken for the vaccination of the candidate.

National Atomic Time Scale: what is atomic time, its significance; all you need to know

Jan 7, 2021
With National Atomic Time Scale, India has now become self-reliant in measuring the time within the range of a nano second.

India releases Draft Arctic Policy: Know all about it!

Jan 6, 2021
India aims to contribute to ensuring that as the Arctic becomes more accessible, its resources are harnessed sustainably and in consonance with best practices formulated by bodies such as the Arctic Council.

What is Disease X? New disease deadlier than COVID-19 sparks fear of next pandemic

Jan 5, 2021
Disease X, where  X stands for unexpected, is reportedly an unknown virus that can reportedly spread as fast as the novel coronavirus and has a fatality rate of 50-90 percent as the Ebola virus. 

India launches 40th Scientific expedition to Antarctica

Jan 5, 2021
The focus of the 40th Scientific Expedition to the white continent will be to support ongoing scientific projects.

Japan working to develop first wooden satellites to reduce space junk

Jan 5, 2021
All the satellites which re-enter the atmosphere of Earth burn and create tiny alumina particles.

ISRO working on environment-friendly fuels for its rockets

Jan 4, 2021
The space agency has been working to replace its existing hazardous fuel with environment-friendly and non-hazardous fuels for its satellites and rockets.

Prime Minister Modi inaugurates National Metrology Conclave

Jan 4, 2021
PM Modi during his inaugural address appreciated Indian scientists for coming up with two 'Made in India' vaccines for COVID-19. 

India successfully isolates and cultures UK-Variant of Sars-CoV-2: ICMR

Jan 3, 2021
ICMR also informed that no other country has yet reported the successful culture and isolation of the new Coronavirus strain.

Year Ender 2020: Top 15 Science & Technology achievements of 2020

Jan 1, 2021
We bring you the list of 15 achievements, discoveries, and innovations that took place in the field of science and technology in the year 2020. 

Digital Ocean: INCOIS launches web- based app for information sharing

Dec 31, 2020
Digital Ocean is a first of its kind digital platform for Ocean data management.

MEA launches Global Pravasi Rishta Portal and mobile app to connect with Indian diaspora globally

Dec 31, 2020
Through the Global Pravasi Rishta portal and app, the government aims at connecting with the Indian community overseas.

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