Indian Science

  • PM to support Mamata government on all fronts: Congress January 4, 2013

    Kolkata: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday pledged to "fully support" the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal on all fronts, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharya said. "The prime minister assured us that the centre would fully support the state government on all fronts," Bhattacharya said after meeting the Prime Minister,...
  • PM to announce science and technology policy at congress January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will announce the country's fourth science and technology policy at the inaugural session of the Indian Science Congress beginning in Kolkata from Thursday. Giving the information, West Bengal Governor and chairman of the host committee of the Indian Science Congress MK Narayanan said that President Pranab...
  • President to inaugurate Indian Science Congress January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate 100th session of the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata on Thursday during his two-day visit to West Bengal. Mukherjee on Wednesday left for his home state. He will inaugurate the 100th session of the Indian Science Congress at Kolkata on Thursday, a Rashtrapati...
  • PM voices concern over growing intolerance June 2, 2012

    Kolkata: Expressing concern over growing intolerance among people of dissent, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday favoured a rational discourse because narrow mindedness might affect creative instincts. The Prime Minister noted that people are losing the ability to engage in rational discourse where different points of views are expressed. "Public debate was...
  • Students build car out of other vehicles' scrap January 5, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: In something unique from the Indian Science Congress, a group of students have successfully built a car from scrap. For impressing the girls, if your parents won't buy you a car, you can now build one. "The unique thing about this is that all the parts came together from unconventional...
  • Children quiz Nobel Prize winner Ramakrishnan January 12, 2011

    Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry for 2009, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, interacted with children at the Indian Science Congress in Chennai. Here is an excerpt of the question-answer session: Question: Did you want a Nobel Prize when you were a teenager? Venkatraman Ramakrishnan: Not in any serious way. Question: Why did you shift from physics to...
  • ISRO to launch nano satellite made by students January 12, 2011

    Chennai: Students of SRM University have made their very own satellite which the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has promised to launch later in 2011. The satellite is the size of a large gift box, costs Rs 2 crore and took two years of hard work. "The main objective is to...
  • Unleash a decade of innovation: PM to scientists January 12, 2011

    Chennai: Almost 7000 scientists including seven Nobel prize winners are in Chennai for the 98th Indian Science Congress. They're trying to find ways in which the quality of science education in India can be improved. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, "The time has come to for India to produce the Ramans...
  • PM to present Nehru award to Ratan Tata January 3, 2011

    Chennai: Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata will be presented the Jawaharlal Nehru Award by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the five-day 98th Indian Science Congress, beginning on Monday, "for his contributions to Indian society and development of the Nano car." "The Prime Minister will present the Jawaharlal...
  • Reverse the brain drain to brain gain, says PM January 3, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday regretted that red tape, political interference and lack of recognition of good work contributed to regression in Indian science in some sectors. "It is unfortunately true that red tape, political interference and lack of proper recognition of good work have all contributed to a...
  • India's contribution to world of science, phenomenal January 28, 2009

    New Delhi: For all of us who think that India's contribution to world inventions and technological strides stopped after zero, here is an insight into how untrue that is. Right from inventing the pentium chip for computers to designing state-of-the-art speakers or creating special effects, Indians have been in the...
  • Technology turns fruitful for agri-business July 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Here is what you call a fruitful venture. Two youngsters have used high technology farming methods to grow dates and trade them globally. Harshal Gala and Rahul Shah are big on dates. Their private limited company imports date plants and exports the fruit. They use high-technology farming and irrigation...
  • PM seeks reverse brain drain June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called for reverse brain drain while inaugurating the 94th Indian Science Congress in the temple town of Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. The Prime Minister has suggested tapping the vast pool of knowledge among Indian scientific community abroad and introduction of international peer review...
  • PM to open Indian Science Congress June 15, 2007

    Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu): The Indian Science Congress, the country's annual scientific review, is being held appropriately in the temple town in Tamil Nadu that was hit hard by tsunami two years ago. The 94th Congress, to be inaugurated on Wednesday by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and attended by the country's top...
  • Tight security for PM, Prez science visit June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President A P J Abdul Kalam visiting Cuddalore from January 3-7 in connection with the 94th Indian Science Congress, tight security arrangements have been made. Singh will inaugurate the five-day Science Congress at the Annamalai University in Chidambaram on January 3. Kalam will inaugurate...