Weekly Current Affairs

CSIR scientists must strive for ‘time bound delivery’ of technology: Modi [S&T, Governance]

  • On 75th anniversary celebrations of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the organisation had to gear themselves up to provide “time bound” delivery of solutions.
  • Though the CSIR labs had immensely contributed to developing affordable technology — from tractors to diabetic drugs — for the country, it needed to ensure that there was no duplication of research efforts.
  • CSIR was launching a skill development programme that would see CSIR laboratories training the unskilled, in industrial applications. The CSIR has identified 90 “fast track technologies,” that could be rapidly brought to market.