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English Release 2-September 2014
Date Month Year
  • Vice President's Secretariat
  • Vice President Inaugurates 89th Foundation Course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM's keynote address at event organized by Nikkei Inc. and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • Text of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s special lecture at the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo
  • PM’s remarks after inaugurating the TCS Japan Technology and Culture Academy
  • PM's special lecture at the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Government puts Agriculture Sector on Fast Track
  • Min of Defence
  • Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Abhiraj Commissioned at Tuticorin
  • Min of Environment and Forests
  • Initiatives of the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change
  • Ministry of Finance
  • A High Level Committee Constituted for Considering the Proposals for Assessment of Income arising or accruing before 1st April, 2012 on Account of Retrospective Amendments to the Provisions Related to Indirect Transfer
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Union Home Minister asks Kerala CM to take Strict action against Political Killings
  • Min of Information & Broadcasting
  • I&B Ministry initiatives to enhance Outreach and information dissemination through multiple platforms
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Petroleum Minister emphasizes on adopting energy efficient techniques for better development of the nation
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 101.29 per bbl on 01.09.2014
  • Min of Power
  • Landmark Initiatives for Energy Efficiency Launched
  • Min of Science & Technology
  • Dr Jitendra Singh Announces DBT Collaboration in Establishing A “National Cancer Institute” at Jhajjar, Haryana.
  • Min of Tribal Affairs
  • “Single Window System” for Obtaining Market Information on Minor Forest Produces Through Toll Free Number 1800 180 1551

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Ministry of Science & Technology14-August, 2006 13:42 IST
Nano Technology
Rajya Sabha

The Government has been taking several steps to promote R&D in the area of Nano-Technology. Over 100 research projects have been funded. Several centres of excellence on nano science and nano technology have also been established. A number of post-doctoral fellowships have been awarded. Several national and international conferences, schools, etc. have been organized. The Government has spent approximately Rs. 200 crore over the past five years to promote R&D in this area. A bigger Nano Science and Technology Mission is being launched which will provide further boost to this area in a comprehensive manner including nanotechnology development through increased public private partnerships and entrepreneurial ventures.

Some major corporates have started investing in nanotechnology research at a modest level in the country. Mahindra and Mahindra and Reliance have also established nanotechnology centres.

This information was given by the Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Kapil Sibal in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

PRA:MV:NC
(Release ID :19823)

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