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IISF – 2016 to Focus on ‘Science for Masses’

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences said the India International Science Festival (IISF-2016) – the largest festival of science in this country with its focus on “Science for the Masses”. Opening the Festival in New Delhi on Wednesday, he said India has achieved a pre-eminent position in the field of Science & Technology, Space, ...

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Why Harsh Vardhan Lacks Focus in his ‘Out of Box’ Speech?

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan urged Indian scientists on Monday to think ‘out of the box’ to come out with research that can jump-start national development, while his speech lacked one concrete example to focus on. Speaking at the 12th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science in Panaji, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “The scientists should think out of ...

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Stop Junk Food, Follow ‘Responsible Consumerism’, advises Harsh Vardhan

India’s Science and Technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has asked people to be conscious about consumerism and shun it in favour of a culture of responsible consumerism, while addressing a CSIR institute in Nagpur on Friday, on the sidelines of World Environment Day. After the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute of CSIR in Nagpur function, the Minister said metros face ...

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Appalling AIIMS: How a Poor Child’s Kidneys Went Missing After Operation?

India’s premier institute All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS has always been in the news of late, both for positive or negative surgeries. While las month’s brain-incision surgery to correct epilepsy made the institute proud of its achievements, this week another news turned around the publicity for AIIMS. A poor father of six-year-old daughter alleged that the surgeons ...

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Harsh Vardhan Pitches for Aroma, Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants for Business Units

Union science and technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has brought forth the need for traditional medicinal plants and urged pharma companies to explore the possibility of business ventures in aroma and medicinal plants. Since India has the potential of becoming the world’s largest supplier of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) given her rich tradition in the field, the minister said ...

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‘One Should Not Feel Ashamed Of Our Glorious Past,’ Says Harsh Vardhan

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday defended a paper presented at the 102nd Indian Science Congress which claimed the existence of aeroplanes 7,000 years ago and said, “One should not feel ashamed of our glorious past.” The paper presented by Captain Anand Bodas, a retired principal of a pilot training institute, and Ameya Jadhav, in the congress ...

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Urges for R&D in Science, Harsh Vardhan Defends Paper on Ancient Aeroplanes

The 102nd Indian Science Congress session concluded on Wednesday with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu urging the scientist community to invest heavily in research and development. Addressing the concluding session of the ISC 2015 in Mumbai, Suresh Prabhu focused more on attracting investments in science research but simultaneously warned against the misuse of the research for anti-social activities. “Science needs to ...

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‘Newton-Bhabha’ Programme Launches to Boost Indo-UK Research Partnership

An initiative called “Newton-Bhabha” that aims to strengthen the Indo-British research and innovation relationship to a higher level was declared in New Delhi, a statement by Research Councils UK India said on Thursday. The "Newton-Bhabha" programme was announced after a meeting between UK’s Minister for Universities, Science and Cities Greg Clark and Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences ...

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‘Friends of Ayurveda’ Formed to Propagate Ayurveda at Global Level

A committee of professionals and well wishers from across the world named "Friends of Ayurveda" was declared in a bid to propagate credible and authentic Ayurveda at the global level, on Monday in New Delhi. The committee “Friends of India,” announced by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the sidelines of the World Ayurveda Congress underway here, will also ...

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