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English Release 19-September 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • Foreign Minister of Bangladesh calls on President
  • Speech by The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the banquet hosted in honour of the President of The People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM receives Foreign Minister of Bangladesh
  • Melinda and Bill Gates call on the Prime Minister
  • PM reviews preparations for launch of Mission Swachh Bharat
  • PM condoles the passing away of renowned musician Uppalapu Shrinivas
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • DAE Clarification on Media Report Citing Cancer Deaths in Atomic Energy Hubs Say’s Report is a Malicious Distortion of Facts
  • Min of Agriculture
  • 120.27 Million Tonnes of Foodgrains Production Estimated
  • All Round Development of the Agro Sector is the Highest Priority of the Government- Radha Mohan Singh
  • Min of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Assam Gas Cracker Project
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • PM Nominates Adil Zainulbhai as New QCI Chairman
  • Min of Culture
  • Statement of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture Shri Shripad Naik at the Press Conference on Initiatives, Achievements and Policies
  • Min of Defence
  • Op Megh Rahat Rescue Operations Completed
  • Min of Earth Science
  • Atlas on Wave Related Information
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Offers Help in Monitoring the Progress Made With Regard to Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan revives National Cancer Awareness Day
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • All Candidates of NDA and NA Examination (II), 2014 Who Have Opted for Srinagar (J&K) as Examination Centre
  • Indian Meteorological Department weather forecast of heavy rain in some states
  • Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Important Instructions for the Candidates for Appearance in Personality Test Boards of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2014
  • Text of the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh’s Address at the Sixth Meeting of SAARC Ministers of Interior / Home at Kathmandu on September 19, 20014
  • India Proposed to Establish SAARC Centre for Good Governance
  • Min of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
  • Real Estate Regulation Bill seeks to enhance credibility of the sector, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu
  • Min of Information & Broadcasting
  • I&B Minister launches News SMS Service in 5 Indian languages
  • Min of Minority Affairs
  • National Minority Commission Extends Sympathy and Support to J&K Flood Victims
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2014
  • Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2014
  • Gates Foundation announced USD 7 lakh for J&K relief operations
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Supply of essential Petroleum Products in Jammu & Kashmir augmented;
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 96.17 per bbl on 18.09.2014
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Railways to Run Premium (Bi-Weekly) Super Fast Special Train Between Ahmedabad & Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra
  • Railway Minister Announces Setting up of A State-of-the-Art Training Centre for Railway Protection Force at Maula-Ali, Secundedrabad
  • Min of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Out of Pocket Allowance for the athletes and coaches enhanced for Asian Games 2014
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Achievement/ Initiatives of Ministry of Tourism
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu and Shri Bill Gates discuss partnership in sanitation project
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • WAPCOS Presents Dividend Cheque to Uma Bharti
  • Storage Status of 85 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on September 18, 2014
  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • Union Minister of Women & Child Development Meets Melinda & Bill Gates

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Ministry of Science & Technology20-October, 2010 19:31 IST
Scientific Innovation should be Harnessed to the need for Conservation: Prime Minister
PM Confers Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards - 2009 & 2010
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh today gave away the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awards for years 2009 and 2010 to twenty young scientists. Addressing the awardees, the Prime Minister said that we have to be able to develop technologies that create ‘wealth from waste’, thereby tackling depletion and degradation of our environment while conserving our rich biodiversity and finite resources. The Prime Minister called for larger participation of private sector to create high impact collaborations. Dr Singh said that new ways of doing things need to be created to encourage not only individual excellence but to harness it efficiently into socially productive multiplier outputs. Dr Singh congratulated the young achievers, especially the four women scientists, who received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awards today.

The Minister of State (Independent charge) for Science and Technology, Shri Prithviraj Chavan in his address noted that the awards are literally an investment in future as these annual awards recognize young talent and encourage them to forge ahead with their innovative ideas. The Minister Shri Prithviraj Chavan hoped that the recognition of awards will act as a catalyst in their future scientific endeavours. The Minister mentioned that the Council for Scientific Industrial Research would in fact shortly be showcasing, with nearly 100 industrial partners, their innovative products in the forthcoming Techno-fair at Delhi.

The DG, CSIR Prof Samir Brahmachari pointed out that the Council is working towards its pledge that Indian Science will lead and not follow the research trends. He said it is important to provide an enabling environment to the young scientists to achieve their goals and recognizing talent through awards is one such step.

For the year 2009, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Biological Sciences has been awarded to Dr Amitabh Joshi of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore. The award in Biological Sciences was also awarded to Dr. Bhaskar Saha of the National Centre for Cell Science, Pune. In Chemical Sciences, Dr. Charusita Chakravarty of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi was awarded for her significant contributions in the development of path integral methods for studying quantum effects in chemical systems and for applications of classical and quantum simulations to the study of physiochemical properties of liquids. Dr. Narayanaswamy Jayaraman of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was another recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for the year 2009 in Chemical Sciences. In Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences category, the award has been given to Dr. S.K.Satheesh of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for his outstanding contributions to the study of Atmospheric aerosols and their implications to climate. Dr. Giridhar Madras, also of IISc Bangalore was recognized for his Engineering Sciences. The Award for Engineering Sciences was also given to Jayant Ramaswamy Haritsa of IISC, Bangalore. The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for the year 2009 in Mathematical Sciences has been awarded to Dr. Venappally Suresh of the University of Hyderabad. The Medical Sciences category prize has been awarded to Dr. Santosh Gajanan Honavar of the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. For Physical Sciences, two scientists Dr. Rajesh Gopakumar of the Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad and Dr. Abhishek Dhar of the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore were awarded.

For the year 2010, awards were given to nine scientists - For Biological Sciences, Dr Sanjeev Galande from National Centre for Cell Science, Pune and Dr Shubha Tole from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai received the prize. In the field of Chemical Sciences, Dr Swapan K Pati from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore and Dr Sandeep Verma from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur were the recepients. Dr G K Ananthasuresh of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata were awarded in Engineering Sciences category. Dr Mitali Mukerji from Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (CSIR), Delhi won the award for Medical Sciences. For Physical Sciences, Dr Umesh Vasudeo Waghmare of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore and Dr Kalobaran Maiti from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar 2010 Award. No Award however was given in the area of Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Sciences and Mathematical Sciences for year 2010. The awards carry a cash prize of Rupees 5 lakh, a citation and a plaque given by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

Among other awards given today was also the CSIR Award for S & T Innovations for Rural Development. The 2009 award was accorded to Indian Oil Corporation R &D Centre, Faridabad for developing environment friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable ‘Servo Agro spray Oil’ for pest control in diverse agricultural crops.


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