Promoting Menstrual Hygiene:A step towards raising confident, healthy girls

Promoting Menstrual Hygiene:A step towards raising confident, healthy girls

23-06-2022 

Barriers to the maintenance of menstrual hygiene are not just limited to lack of facilities but are also rooted in belief that menstruation makes one impure and that talking about menstruation is not appropriate. 

Parents don’t talk…

Scientists develop energy-efficient hydrogen production by urea electrolysis

Scientists develop energy-efficient hydrogen production by urea electrolysis

10-03-2022 

Indian Scientists have designed an electrocatalyst system for energy-efficient hydrogen production with the help of electrolysis of urea. The urea electrolysis is helpful towards urea-based waste treatment with low-cost hydrogen production. This can…

IIT Madras Researchers use AI tools to study Production of Fuel from biomass

IIT Madras Researchers use AI tools to study Production of Fuel from biomass

12-02-2022 

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Researchers are using Artificial Intelligence tools to study the processes involved in conversion of biomass to gaseous fuel. Gaining such understanding through hands-on experiments is time-consuming and expensive. 

Scientists develop self-disinfecting, biodegradable face masks to combat COVID-19

Scientists develop self-disinfecting, biodegradable face masks to combat COVID-19

05-02-2022 

A team of Indian Scientists in collaboration with an industry partner have developed a self-disinfecting ‘Copper-based Nanoparticle-coated Antiviral Face Mask to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The mask exhibits high performance against…

Forest Survey report 2021 shows 2,261 sq km increase in forest and tree cover in India

Forest Survey report 2021 shows 2,261 sq km increase in forest and tree cover in India

14-01-2022 

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav, today released the ‘India State of Forest Report 2021’ prepared by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) which has been mandated to assess the forest and tree resources…

Centre unveils Project Cheetah to bring back India’s only extinct large mammal – the cheetah

Centre unveils Project Cheetah to bring back India’s only extinct large mammal – the cheetah

08-01-2022 

India is going to be home once again to the majestic presence of cheetah, the world’s fastest land animal. Yes, the Government of India has decided to reintroduce cheetahs, under the 'Action Plan for Introduction of Cheetah in India’. 

Swarna Jayanti Fellow developing doping agents for efficient next-generation low-cost semiconductor materials

Swarna Jayanti Fellow developing doping agents for efficient next-generation low-cost semiconductor materials

01-01-2022 

Pabitra K. Nayak, reader at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-Hyderabad and Swarnajayanti fellow for the year 2020-21, is leading a research group for the development of efficient next-generation low-cost semiconductor materials which can contribute…

Carbon-rich stars steal heavy elements from their low mass companions

Carbon-rich stars steal heavy elements from their low mass companions

01-01-2022 

Scientists have long been intrigued by the presence of much higher fraction of elements heavier than iron than is expected in carbon-rich stars.  A new research by Indian astronomers has now traced its origin to the low mass companions of these…

India’s ranking in global S&T indices continue to rise

India’s ranking in global S&T indices continue to rise

29-12-2021 

The year 2021 brought some unprecedented challenges for humankind. DST and its autonomous institutions geared themselves up to help India deal with the challenges. The department also implemented the lessons learnt last year through COVID-19 pandemic…

GoI launches a manned scientific submersible deep ocean exploration

GoI launches a manned scientific submersible deep ocean exploration

16-12-2021 

Under the Deep Ocean Mission launched by the Government of India, a manned scientific submersible has been proposed to be developed for deep ocean exploration. The project is named as Samudrayaan. National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), an…