• CSIR-CMERI transfers COVID related technologies for commercial production

    New Delhi: Along with scientific and technology-based innovations, their commercial production is equally important. In a recent initiative, CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, has transferred its COVID-related technologies to Sai Enviro Engineers Pvt Ltd (SEEPL), Tamil Nadu, Zen Medical Technologies Pvt Ltd, Telangana, and Trinity Microsystems Pvt Ltd, New Delhi respectively. CMERI is a constituent laboratory of the…

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  • Raw drug repository for medicinal herbs established in CSIR-NBRI

    New Delhi: The National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), a Lucknow-based constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is known for its research and development related to various botanical disciplines. A broad spectrum of research activities is being conducted at CSIR-NBRI, which includes plant diversity, systematics and herbarium, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, plant ecology, environmental technologies, molecular biology, biotechnology,…

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  • Synthesis of agonist molecule by CSIR-IICT for COVAXIN

    New Delhi: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)’s constituent laboratories have been working relentlessly in partnership with industry to launch repurposed drugs through process development and conducting clinical trials. CSIR labs have also extensively contributed towards the launching of diagnostic kits including Feluda and Dry Swab Direct RT-PCR method for the screening of SARS-CoV-2. The indigenous vaccine for COVID-19,…

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  • Remembering the architect of modern biology and biotechnology in India

    New Delhi: Council of Scientific &Industrial Research (CSIR)’s Hyderabad-based constituent laboratory Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB)recently celebrated its founder’s day event commemorating the 93rd birth anniversary of its founder-director, Dr. Pushpa Mittra Bhargava. Dr. Pushpa Mittra Bhargava (22 February 1928 – 1 August 2017) was an Indian scientist, writer, and administrator. He founded the Centre for Cellular and…

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  • Gates Foundation and CSIR to promote health research

      New Delhi :  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the development, conduct and promotion of health research in India. Gates Foundation and CSIR will work together to identify opportunities to initiate scientific and technological collaborations. These will focus on developing and testing new…

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  • Fashion

    International Science Film Festival of India comes to close

    New Delhi : A total of 20 films have bagged awards at the International Science Film Festival of India (ISFFI) 2020, which was held as part of the sixth India International Science Festival 2020 held from December 22-25. Six films bagged the awards for the international categories and 14 for the national categories. In the international categories, the award winners…

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  • Entertainment

    Bringing science and films together

    New Delhi : Film star, Amitabh Bachchan, today, appreciated the efforts being made by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology to help take science to the common man through various means including films, television programmes and other modes of communication. In a video address to the concluding session of India International Science Film Festival organised as part of the…

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  • Amitabh Bachchan and Shekhar Kapur to grace the award ceremony of International Science Film Festival of India

    New Delhi : The 6th edition of International Science Film Festival of India (ISFFI) has been unprecedented in many a way. Despite the disruptions caused by COVID pandemic, ISFFI 2020 received the highest number of entries from India and abroad, breaking all previous records. To add another feather, star of the millennium Amitabh Bachchan, internationally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, and…

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  • Lifestyle

    PM Modi to inaugurate IISF 2020

    New Delhi : The sixth edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 will kick off on December 22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his inaugural address on Tuesday at 4:30 pm through video conferencing, announced the union minister for science and technology, earth sciences and health and family welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan. The announcement was made during the…

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