SHANTI SWARUP BHATNAGAR AWARD
What’s in news?
Twelve scientists have been awarded the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for science and technology for 2019.
- The award is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), the late Dr (Sir) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar and is known as the ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize for Science and Technology’.
- The Prize is given each year for outstanding contributions to science and technology in different categories to scientists below 45 years.
Nature of the Prize:
- SSB Prizes, each of the value of Rs 5,00,000 (Rupees five lakh only), are awarded annually for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in the following disciplines:
- Biological Sciences
- Chemical Sciences
- Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences,
- Engineering Sciences
- Mathematical Sciences
- Medical Sciences
- Physical Sciences.
- Any citizen of India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of 45 years.
- Overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.
- The Prize is bestowed on a person who, in the opinion of CSIR, has made conspicuously important and outstanding contributions to human knowledge and progress – fundamental and applied – in the particular field of endeavour, which is his/her specialization.
- The Prize is awarded on the basis of contributions made through work done primarily in India during the five years preceding the year of the Prize.
Kayarat Saikrishnan, Soumen Basak, Raghavan B Sunoj, Tapas Kumar Maji, Dishant Pancholi, Nina Gupta, Dheeraj Kumar , Mohammad Javed Ali, Aninda Sinha, Shankar Ghosh, Subimal Ghosh, Manik Varma.
What’s in news?
The Odisha government has launched an initiative ‘Mo Sarkar’ or ‘My Government’ programme by the CM Naveen Patniak.
- The initiative called “Mo Sarkar” was launched on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (October 2).
- “Mo Sarkar” is an initiative under the 5T model of governance.
- Aim: To make governance more people-centric.
How it works?
- The ministers would dial common citizens to seek feedback on the kind of response they get during recent visits to police stations and district headquarter hospitals (DHH).
- The citizens can give their feedback on the kind of services they received.
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