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.

Will `more than welcome` suggestions from AMU: Jitin Prasad

Union minister Jitin Prasad on Saturday said he was in favour of establishing a centre of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at Aligarh Muslim University.

Help India leapfrog in the future: PM tells scientists

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asked scientists to seek newer frontiers of research, match capabilities of peers around the world and help India leapfrog.

CSIR to introduce electric rickshaws in Kolkata

The Council for Scientific and
Industrial Research (CSIR) on Saturday said it would introduce
electric rickshaws in the city.

CSIR scheme ready to woo NRI scientists

Seeking to attract best minds in
science for globally competitive research, an ambitious
project by CSIR to woo NRI scientists is all set to take-off.

‘CSIR, DRDO, ISRO labs should help solve India`s problems’

Former President A P J Abdul
Kalam today emphasised on collaboration between various
research labs of CSIR, DRDO and ISRO to find out solution to
the major challenges confronting the country.

Human genome mapping: Scientists question claim

Sections of the Indian scientific community say the claims on mapping the genome of an Indian are vastly exaggerated though many agree it is a step forward.