NBRI announces herbal drug to cure type-2 diabetes

An anti-diabetes herbal drug that costs Rs.5 per pill, developed by two Lucknow-based Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories, has been launched in parts of north India.

Scientifically proven anti-diabetes herbal drug launched in India

The drug was launched for commercial and marketing purposes by a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab in Lucknow on Sunday. 

New biodegrable plastic material developed; final trials on

Researchers at Kasilingam University and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research claim they have developed a new biodegradable plastic material, which is in the final stages of trials.

Microbiologist Girish Sahni appointed new CSIR chief

Girish Sahni, a microbiologist and former director of CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh, has been appointed as the new director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

PM Modi asks scientists to put end to silo approach

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the country's scientists to put an end to the "silo approach" and stress on innovations in areas like agriculture, solar energy and cleaning of the river Ganga.

CSE disproves CSIR findings on CNG vehicles
CSE disproves CSIR findings on CNG vehicles

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Monday refuted the recent study by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

Over 1500 yogic asanas shortlisted to thwart patenting by foreign MNCs, individuals

 In a move that will help thwart attempts by foreign MNCs and individuals to get patents and trademark on ancient yoga techniques, the government has shortlisted over 1500 asanas and videographed over 250, classifying them as "traditional knowledge" of the country.

CNG-run vehicles emit dangerous nanocarbon, can cause cancer: CSIR study

The compressed natural gas (CNG)-run buses are harmful for humans as they emit "nanocarbon" particles which can cause cancer, according to a study conducted by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). 

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology to set up science park

 To promote science among school and college students, city-based CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), has planned for setting up a 'science park' at its Narayanguda premises here.

CSIR succeeds in whole genome sequencing of basil
CSIR succeeds in whole genome sequencing of basil

In what could be the first step to understand and unravel the secrets of 'mother of all herbs' and provide scientific validity to the traditional claims of its utility in diverse medicinal usage, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP) has published whole genome sequence of Ocimum Sanctum (basil/tulsi).

Come up with cost effective, implementable solutions: Harsh Vardhan to scientists

 Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan today urged scientists to come up with cost-effective and implementable solutions to the problems of the common man, saying science is 'of no use' if it was not connected to people.

CSIR files patent for leather tanning tech breakthrough

 The CSIR has filed a patent for its breakthrough in leather tanning technology that does not require water.

10 scientists get Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize

Ten scientists were today felicitated with prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for their outstanding contributions to field of science and technology.

Mashelkar to chair expert panel on Modi's 'Swachh Bharat'

Scientist Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, former director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, has been named the chair of an expert panel to recommend best technologies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachh Bharat" national sanitation campaign.

Hyderabad scientists develop rechargeable magnesium battery

A city-based premier institute today claimed to have developed a rechargeable magnesium metal battery an excellent substitute for highly toxic lead acid one --best applicable for UPS and inverter.

Investment in science is money well spent, says Nobel laureate

The money invested in science and research is well spent because it helps improve things and make better products, Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies who was co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology in October 8, 2007, said here Monday.

India needs to innovate to excel: Jaipal Reddy

India needs to innovate to excel and must develop technologies for people at the base of the economic pyramid, Science and Technology Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said Thursday.

CSIR unveils world`s first digital laser

South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has reportedly announced the development of the world`s first digital laser.

CSIR to conduct tests on mid-day meals

Centre has engaged the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research to randomly test samples of food served as part of the mid-day meal scheme.

Jaipal Reddy assures Central support for CSIR, IIIM in J&K

Union minister Jaipal Reddy assured Central support for upgradation of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) in Jammu and Kashmir.