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S&T Breakthroughs — Year 2020 at a Glan

Even though it seemed as if the focus of the entire scientific community round the globe had shifted towards the fight against the deadly virus, innumerable scientific & technological breakthroughs were notched up by the global scientific community.

Sonali Nagar
Transforming India’s STI Ecosystem

It is expected that the proposals and initiatives envisaged in the new science, technology and innovation policy would measure up to being game-changers for the STI ecosystem in the country fueling the country’s march to a self-reliant S&T landscape that is also globally relevant.

Hasan Jawaid Khan

Nobel Prizes 2020 in Physics, Physiology & Medicine and Chemistry.

Smiles Mascarenhas, Biju Dharmapalan, M.S.S. Murthy
Failed Inventions

Behind most successful inventions are a series of failures. Failures teach important lessons in life not only to the inventor but also to all of us.

Tanmoy Deb
CSIR Celebrates 79th Foundation Day, Interview with Dr Shekhar C. Mande, DG-CSIR

"CSIR will continue to strive as the organisation that brings value to the society through S&T," Dr Shekhar C. Mande, DG-CSIR.

‘Cosmos’ Season 3 Rekindles Interest in Science in the Midst of a Pandemic

As a tool for science communication, the Cosmos series remains exceptional given that the programme broke down the barrier between scientists and the public.

Shubhobroto Ghosh
Turning Point for Telemedicine

Triggered by the challenge of the Covid-19 lockdown and spurred by two timely enabling provisions of the government, telemedicine has taken off in India – and may permanently impact how healthcare is delivered.

Anand Parthasarathy
Is SARS-CoV-2 Airborne?

While we are now past the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, some new ideas of the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 have begun to emerge. Some are still being debated.

Shekhar C. Mande, Director-General, CSIR Secretary, DSIR
International Year of Plant Health

2020 is the International Year of Plant Health. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent lockdown, it is the supply of fruits and vegetables that keeps us going.

Neha Tripathi
Harnessing Science, Technology & Innovation Making India a Global Player

The last two centuries have seen changes, unprecedented in the previous several centuries -- in human life, in our world, our environment, and every aspect related to the biosphere.

Shekhar C. Mande, Director-General, CSIR Secretary, DSIR