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Archive for September 2012

Fellowship scheme for scientists above 70 years

27 September 2012

NEW DELHI: On the occasion of its 70 foundation day, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Wednesday announced research fellowships for scientists aged above 70.

Under the scheme, scientists would be given Rs. 20 lakh a year for five years, if they remain active, guide students and publish research papers. They should have also won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award……

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/fellowship-scheme-for-scientists-above-70-years/article3939448.ece

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September 28, 2012 at 6:26 am

Posted in CSIR

PM Gives Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize to 11 Scientists

26 September 2012

Eleven scientists, including mathematician Mahan MJ and physicist Shiraz Minwalla, were today conferred with the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for 2011 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Mahan MJ of the Ramkrishna Mission University and Palash Sarkar of Indian Statistical Institute bagged the prize for their contribution to mathematical sciences.

Minwalla of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and K N Balaji of Indian Institute of Science got the award for their contribution to physical and medical sciences respectively….

Read more: http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=776370

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September 28, 2012 at 6:24 am

Posted in CSIR

We’re yet to make a mark in science globally, regrets Manmohan

26 September 2012

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday lauded the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research for its achievements but rued that the country had not been able to a make a mark in the global arena.

In an address at a CSIR function got up to celebrate the 70th Foundation Day here, Dr. Singh said: “We cannot rest on our laurels. As a nation, we have not succeeded in mobilising enough private investment in science to raise our investment in scientific research to two per cent of GDP. We need to recognise that excellence has not percolated across all research and academic institutions. We have not been able to make an impact on a world-scale commensurate with our large scientific manpower pool.”……

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/were-yet-to-make-a-mark-in-science-globally-regrets-manmohan/article3938431.ece

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September 28, 2012 at 6:23 am

Posted in CSIR

70th Central Scientific Instruments Organisation foundation day celebrated

26 September 2012

CHANDIGARH: Central Scientific Instruments Organisation celebrated “70th CSIR foundation day” by organizing a Foundation Day Lecture by Professor AK Grover, vice chancellor, Panjab University. He, in his address, highlighted the design of a new class of magnetic materials for niche applications in the area of Magnetic Scanning Tunneling Microscope imaging and Spin Valves. He emphasised the importance and significance of this technology in the area of Storage and Imaging. The visitors and students were benefited immensely from the explanation of this technology…..

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-26/chandigarh/34100592_1_csio-csir-foundation-day-quiz-competition

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September 28, 2012 at 6:22 am

Posted in CSIO

CSIR study to track causes, mechanism of type 2 diabetes

20 September 2012

NEW DELHI: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has embarked on an ambitious, India-wide quest to determine, at the level of genes, the causes and mechanism of type 2 diabetes in Indians.

India has the highest number of diabetics in the world—50.8 million—and type 2 is the more common and complicated avatar of the condition, affecting almost nine out of every 10 diabetics……
Read more: http://origin-www.livemint.com/Politics/ze3wu9W1OLVAnhiIfEQ0aP/CSIR-study-to-track-causes-mechanism-of-type-2-diabetes.html

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September 28, 2012 at 6:20 am

Posted in CSIR

Project to mitigate arsenic groundwater contamination

19 September 2012

HYDERABAD: Is erosion of Himalayan rocks causing arsenic contamination of groundwater and posing a serious health hazard to 300 million people across several States in Ganga-Brahmaputra region?

Answer to this question by identifying the source, causes of arsenic contamination, assessment of arsenic release mechanism and several other aspects will be studied in a massive Rs.100-crore project involving CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute and 14 other national laboratories, including the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). It is expected to be launched in two months after approval from the Planning Commission………

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article3913499.ece

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September 28, 2012 at 6:19 am

Posted in NGRI

Help India leapfrog in the future: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tells scientists

19 September 2012

NEW DELHI: Pointing out that India has been overtaken in scientific research by other emerging powers, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asked scientists to seek newer frontiers of research, match capabilities of peers around the world and help India leapfrog.

Inaugurating the new campus of CSIR’s Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) in south Delhi, he asked scientists to redouble efforts in research and development, a field where India has been overtaken by “other rapidly emerging powers”…….

Read more: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-09-19/news/33952688_1_young-scientists-manmohan-singh-igib

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September 28, 2012 at 6:17 am

Posted in IGIB

NIIST ‘wood’ goes to the shop floor

19 October 2012

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With hardwood becoming a scarce commodity all over the world, furniture manufacturers are constantly on the lookout for an eco-friendly alternative.

The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) here, has developed the technology to make a wood substitute from natural fibre polymer composites. The institute is signing an MoU with the Kerala Furniture Consortium on Wednesday to commercialise the technology………

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/article3914200.ece

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September 28, 2012 at 6:15 am

Posted in NIIST

Herbal cure for arthritis on anvil

25 September 2012

NEW DELHI: Scientists from the North-East have come out with a herbal balm made out of edible plants found in the region, which can cure the two most common type of arthritis.

………Developed by scientists at the North-East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, the balm was found safe and efficacious during animal and human trials. A common ailment for middle aged and old persons, arthritis is caused by inflammation of connective tissues in joints, resulting in pain, swelling and stiffness……..

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/281179/herbal-cure-arthritis-anvil.html

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September 27, 2012 at 11:47 am

Posted in NEIST

CSIR’s foundation day celebrated

26 September 2012

CHANDIGARH: The Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) celebrated the foundation day of Central Scientific Institute of Research (CSIR), New Delhi, on Tuesday.

A lecture was delivered by prof Hans-Peter Klenk, head of department of microbiology, DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms & Cell Cultures, Germany. Prof Klenk spoke on “Classification of Bacteria and Archaea – from the beginning of microbiology to modern genome-based methods”……..

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/CSIRs-foundation-day-celebrated/articleshow/16551395.cms

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September 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

Posted in IMTECH