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Meet Girish Sahni, New CSIR Director General

Microbiologist Girish Sahni, the erstwhile director of CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh, has been appointed as the new director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which entails him to act as the secretary of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the science and technology ministry. Sahni obtained hius PhD from the Indian Institute ...

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CSE vs CSIR on CNG vs Diesel Buses: Will CSIR Wake up to CSE’s Counter Facts?

In a shocking report, the government research agency CSIR said in a study that the CNG-powered buses emit fine nanocarbon particles which may cause cancer, thus defeating the very purpose of promoting them as environment-friendly transportation system, especially in Delhi. Before the final report was published, the revelation of primary facts has raised the eye-brows and Delhi-based Centre for Science ...

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Exclusive Satellite for Farmers Now, Says Minister

The government of India is considering an exclusive satellite for farmers to help in weather forecast and provide timely services for farming and agriculture, said minister Jitendra Singh in a reply to a starred question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Besides weather, the satellite-enabled services to support farmers include agro-advisory, agromet services, soil moisture and agricultural extension activities to support ...

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CSIR, IICB top Nature Index in journal publications

India’s premier research and development organization, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) ranks first among the country’s institutes and universities in terms of journal publications, said the Nature Index report. In addition, the Kolkata-based CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) bagged the first position among all the CSIR laboratories with regard to research output in the life sciences ...

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Prove traditional knowledge with modern science, says Mashelkar

Eminent Indian scientist and former CSIR director general Raghunath Anant Mashelkar has┬ástressed the need for validating traditional practices, such as Ayurveda, with modern science instead of just going by “blind faith”. “The scientific method of how things work and the way things work … as long as we are combining modern science and modern methods of validation … we should ...

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