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CSIR-IHBT makes history by introducing asafoetida (Heeng) cultivation in Indian Himalayan region

CSIR-IHBT brought in seeds of asafoetida and developed its agro-technology CSIR-IHBT scientists also organized training programs on asafoetida cultivation Ahmedabad Due to efforts of CSIR constituent laboratory, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, a historical shift in farming practices is in the offing with farmers of the remote Lahaul valley in Himachal Pradesh taking up cultivation of asafoetida (Heeng) to utilize vast expanses of waste land in the cold desert conditions of the region. CSIR-IHBT brought in seeds…

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I2cure BioShield proven 99.9% effective against coronavirus: US Based laboratory proclaims

The report claims that at and after application of I2cure BioShield, for 6 hours, Molecular Iodine is 99.9999% effective against the SARS related Coronavirus 2, and is the most effective preventive. The USA based lab noted that I2cure Iodine based BioShield demonstrated virus inactivation during the lab trials of the 1500 ppm Molecular Iodine against SARS related Coronavirus 2 FDA has also defined persistence of I2cure as microbicidal activity over a 6 hour time period in the test reports…

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Countrywide S&T infrastructure facilities to be accessible to industry & startups

Ahmedabad Startups and industries will soon have access to equipment and S&T infrastructure in different institutions, universities, and colleges spread all over the country to carry out experiments and tests they require for their R&D, technology, and product development. DST is restructuring its FIST (Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational institutions) programme under which it supports scaling up ofthe network ofinfrastructural facilities for teaching and research in Universities and higher educational institutions to cater…

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Science-Society-Setu webinar series initiated to strengthen S&T capacity of NGOs & Communities

The web clinic will cover four broad sectors, namely: ‘agriculture and allied sectors, MSME & economic sector, social infrastructure, and cross-sectoral areas’ Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, DST Secretary stresses on the need of sustainable development of knowledge ecosystem Ahmedabad DST Secretary Prof. Ashutosh Sharma underlined the need to create knowledge that is relevant for different sections of our society at the Science-Society-Setu for AatmaNirbharBharat (S34ANB), a web clinic series by Science for Equity Empowerment and Development SEED Division, Department of…

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Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardee’s demystification of transformation of glass to crystal can help dispose liquid nuclear waste safely

Ahmedabad Glass is a non-crystalline, often transparent amorphous solid which is mostly formed by rapid cooling of its molten form. However, under certain conditions, during its formation, molten glass may rebel and transform to a crystal – the more stable state, an avoidable process called devitrification. However, the process of devitrification remains poorly understood as this process can be extremely slow, and this makes it difficult to study it. Scientists have now visualized devitrification in an experiment, thus taking a…

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OnePlus Launches OnePlus 8T

Ahmedabad Global mobile technology company OnePlus today launched its newest high-end flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 8T 5G. Following the success of the company’s OnePlus 8 series earlier this year, OnePlus is again pushing the limits by introducing a host of next-generation technologies including a newly calibrated 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display and the company’s fastest charging solution ever – Warp Charge 65. “With the OnePlus 8T 5G, we’re offering pro-level capabilities for even more users across our flagship smartphone portfolio,”…

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Collation of India’s hydrogen & fuel cells research status

Ahmedabad A compilation of ongoing research activities in the country related to hydrogen being carried out by several scientists, industry, utilities, and other stakeholders from R&D laboratories and academia was launched by Secretary, Department of Science and Technology Professor Ashutosh Sharma recently. The compilation titled India Country Status Report on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells was an outcome of a brainstorming discussions and presentations on various issues for developing programmes and strategies to accelerate the ushering in of hydrogen economy…

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SPARC Announces Positive Top-line Results from Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trial of SDN-037

New Delhi Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd. (SPARC) (Reuters: SPRC.BO, Bloomberg: SPADV IN, NSE: SPARC, BSE: 532872) today reported positive top-line results from its Phase 3 trial for its investigational drug, SDN-037, for the treatment of Inflammation and Pain associated with Ocular Surgery. The trial met its pre- specified primary and secondary objectives, demonstrating that SDN-037 is superior to its vehicle. The objective of the trial was to assess the efficacy and safety of SDN-037 in clearing the…

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CSIR-CMERI Transfers technology of Community level Water Purification system by High Flow Rate Fluoride & Iron Removal

Ahmedabad The CSIR-CMERI today transferred its High Flow Rate Fluoride & Iron Removal technology to Capricans Aqua Private Limited, Howrah, West Bengal, in Durgapur (WB). The Technology Transfer took place over a Virtual Platform in the presence of Prof. (Dr.) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur. Prof. Hirani, during the event stated, “This Community Level Water Purification System has a Flow-Rate capacity of 10,000 Ltr/hr and uses commonly available raw materials such as sand, gravel and adsorbent materials. It comprises…

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Scientists at CeNS find new insights into LEDs emitting high-quality white light

Ahmedabad Colour quality is a key challenge faced in producing white Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as a general light source. Scientists in their search for methods to produce high-quality white light have unearthed crucial reaction insights that can help design white LEDs.  Scientists at the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), an autonomous research institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), found that though nanocrystals of inorganic chemicals caesium lead halide show the promise of…

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