Articles about Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Meet scientist Nallathamby Kalaiselvi, India's first woman to head CSIR

07 Aug 2022

India
Meet scientist Nallathamby Kalaiselvi, India's first woman to head CSIR

Senior scientist Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has become the first woman to head India's top scientific body, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

COVID-19: DCGI gives approval for phase-2 clinical trials of Colchicine

12 Jun 2021

India
COVID-19: DCGI gives approval for phase-2 clinical trials of Colchicine

India's top drug regulator - the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) - has given approval to carry out phase-2 clinical trials of Colchicine on COVID-19 patients.

Seropositivity for COVID-19 is less in smokers, vegetarians: CSIR survey

18 Jan 2021

Technology
Seropositivity for COVID-19 is less in smokers, vegetarians: CSIR survey

In a serosurvey conducted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in nearly 40 institutes, smokers and vegetarians were found to have lower seropositivity, i.e., a lesser risk of getting infected by the coronavirus.

'Feluda' coronavirus test: A game-changer in India's fight against COVID-19?

20 Nov 2020

India
'Feluda' coronavirus test: A game-changer in India's fight against COVID-19?

Feluda, the world's first coronavirus test based on gene-editing technology CRISPR, will be rolled out in Delhi in the first week of December, multiple reports said. Following Delhi, the kits will be available in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, and Ahmedabad.

Health Minister promotes AYUSH's coronavirus treatment protocol, IMA asks questions

09 Oct 2020

India
Health Minister promotes AYUSH's coronavirus treatment protocol, IMA asks questions

On Tuesday, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan released the AYUSH standard treatment protocol for coronavirus patients, only to be at the receiving end of pointed questions by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

Brazilian study suggests dengue antibodies could offer protection against COVID-19

23 Sep 2020

Technology
Brazilian study suggests dengue antibodies could offer protection against COVID-19

A new study has found a link between past exposure to dengue and immunity against COVID-19.

COVID-19 detection in 30 seconds? Delhi tests four Israeli technologies

01 Aug 2020

India
COVID-19 detection in 30 seconds? Delhi tests four Israeli technologies

With the economy struggling to get back on its feet after being ambushed by coronavirus pandemic, the only way to return to normalcy is testing, isolating, and treating the patients.

30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

28 May 2020

India
30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

About 30 groups in India are trying to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian government, Prof K. Vijay Raghavan, said on Thursday.

Coronavirus: Trials for 4 AYUSH formulations to start within week

14 May 2020

India
Coronavirus: Trials for 4 AYUSH formulations to start within week

Union Minister Shripad Y Naik on Thursday said that the AYUSH Ministry and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are working on four AYUSH formulations against COVID-19.

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

25 Oct 2019

Career
#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) are two of the most popular entrance exams in India.

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

22 Sep 2019

Career
#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

17 Aug 2019

Career
#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should choose GATE over IES/ESE

04 Aug 2019

Career
#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should choose GATE over IES/ESE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and Indian Engineering Services (IES)/Engineering Services Examination (ESE) are the most sought-after career opportunities for engineering graduates.

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

02 Aug 2019

Career
#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) are two of the most popular entrance exams in India.

#CareerBytes: What career options do you have after cracking GATE?

29 Jul 2019

Career
#CareerBytes: What career options do you have after cracking GATE?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

#CareerBytes: Alternate options for candidates who did not clear GATE

17 Mar 2019

India
#CareerBytes: Alternate options for candidates who did not clear GATE

The results of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019, conducted by IIT Madras, were declared on Friday.

PhD-holders from top foreign universities eligible for direct recruitment: UGC

28 Nov 2018

India
PhD-holders from top foreign universities eligible for direct recruitment: UGC

Doctoral degree holders from the top 500 foreign universities are now eligible for direct recruitment as assistant professors in Indian universities, according to the UGC.

Diwali Pollution: 'Green crackers' to the rescue?

05 Nov 2018

India
Diwali Pollution: 'Green crackers' to the rescue?

Let's be honest here- we Indians are a bit strange.

IIT-H should remain relevant to 4th industrial revolution: President Kovind

05 Aug 2018

India
IIT-H should remain relevant to 4th industrial revolution: President Kovind

IIT Hyderabad should remain relevant to the fourth industrial revolution which will "write the script of the 21st century," President Ram Nath Kovind today said at the premier institute.

Delhi's MAIDS tops list of 'best dental college' in India

02 Jul 2018

India
Delhi's MAIDS tops list of 'best dental college' in India

The Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS), under the Government of NCT of Delhi, has been ranked the "Best Dental College in India" for the seventh year in a row.

Maharashtra's roads to go plastic from now on

22 Jun 2018

Mumbai
Maharashtra's roads to go plastic from now on

In a pioneering move, Maharashtra Government has made it compulsory to utilize plastic-waste for constructing and repairing bituminous or asphalt roads.

#CareerBytes: 7 interesting and lesser-known internship offers in India

15 Jun 2018

India
#CareerBytes: 7 interesting and lesser-known internship offers in India

Summer is here and college students across the country are busy trying to grab internship opportunities that offer them a great learning experience.

NASA shows interest in 'Made in India' thermal paint tech

30 Jan 2018

Technology
NASA shows interest in 'Made in India' thermal paint tech

A Rajasthan-based researcher has caught the attention of a NASA scientist for developing a new thermal spray coating technology used for gas turbine engines in spacecrafts.

Pollution-free Diwali: Scientists to create electronic, reuseable firecrackers

16 Jan 2018

Technology
Pollution-free Diwali: Scientists to create electronic, reuseable firecrackers

Scientists in India are developing electronic or e-crackers that will neither emit smoke nor be a fire hazard, in order to promote a smokeless and pollution-free Diwali.

Jawaharlal Nehru: Visionary, charismatic statesman with his own quirks

14 Nov 2017

Politics
Jawaharlal Nehru: Visionary, charismatic statesman with his own quirks

Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first PM, was a man of contradictions. Though democratic in approach, he had an authoritarian hold over his government.