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Note down important facts for prelims. The larger issue of India being unable to maintain such institutions is of concern and important for mains.
The projects given below are important from prelims as to what are they about and location; and the newscard as a whole is important for a Sci-tech essay or answer.
Back2basics: What are the stalled science projects in India?
India Neutrino Observatory (INO):
Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO):
However, India isn’t the only country to face environmental hurdles to large observatories. A proposed Thirty Metre Telescope in Hawaii is likely to be shifted out after protests by environmentalist groups.
Discuss: It is said that innovation is transforming the way we live and produce. Discuss the impact of innovation on production and living standards with special reference to Indian context.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), along with the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), has announced its participation in the Bharat Innovation Fund.