Funding Body Scheme Funding Amt Link Closing Date Science and Engineering Research Board-SERB Extramural Research (EMR) funding scheme Upto 80 Lacs Click Here 31st Oct 2022 Science and Engineering Research Board-SERB SUPRA (Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement) Upto 80 Lacs Click Here 31st Oct 2022 Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) The Biotechnology Industry… Continue reading Live Funding Schemes – October 2022
Core Research Grant (CRG) Extramural Research (EMR) funding scheme of SERB to academic institution, research laboratories and other R&D organizations to carry out basic research in all frontier areas of Science and Engineering is in limelight for more than four decades since from the inception of SERC. Objective The scheme provides core research support to… Continue reading Live Funding Schemes – September 2022
Laboratories are workplaces for the conduct of scientific research. Research and development (R&D) lab design require the right layout and furnishing solutions to ensure accuracy and efficiency in a safe and productive environment. Many researchers directly contact lab furniture companies for their R&D lab setup, their satisfaction level is subpar and they experience many falts… Continue reading Why Lab furniture companies shouldn’t design your lab?
Health and Wellbeing There is a substantial increase in investment in Health Infrastructure and the Budget outlay for Health and Wellbeing is Rs 2,23,846 crore in BE 2021-22 as against this year’s BE of Rs 94,452 crore, an increase of 137%. The Finance Minister announced that a new centrally sponsored scheme, PM AatmaNirbhar Swasth Bharat… Continue reading BUDGET 2021-2022 HIGHLIGHTS
Adar Poonawalla was recently included in ‘Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40’ listing in the healthcare category. He recently came into limelight when the Covishield vaccine which was developed by Astra Zeneca with Oxford University began to be manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer. Mr Poonawalla became the CEO of SII in 2011, which was initially founded by his father, Cyrus Poonawalla in 1966. In 2014 SII launched and initiated the Oral Polio vaccine which became the company’s bestseller.
The Institute is currently producing 50 million doses of Covishield a month and according to its CEO Adar Poonawalla, is aiming for a production of 100 million does a month after regulatory approval.
Adar Poonawalla has received several awards for his work in the health industry including the ‘Business Leader of the year’ award as part of the ET Edge Maharashtra Achievers Awards
Sridhar Vembu social entrepreneur noted for introducing software and product development functions from Urban centers to rural villages in India. His company Zoho became popular after setting up offices in rural districts in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. In 2004, the company further went ahead to establish educational institutions to provide vocational software development education to rural students as an alternative to formal university education. The company takes pride in the fact that 15% to 20% of their engineers have received vocational education from Zoho schools with no college degree. In 2020, the company made a landmark move when they announced the setup of a ‘rural school startup’ which focused on free primary education.
Sridhar Vembu’s Alma mater is Princeton University in New Jersey, having secured his MS and PhD from there. His decision to move from Bay Area to Mathalamparai is historical and has been lauded by many, winning him many awards for his iconic work in the field of education. In 2019, Vembu was conferred with the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Award’’ in India. Recently in 2021, he became the recipient of the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor.
His amazing business instinct and acumen helped him to identify the right focus area to apply his knowledge, skills and innovative ideas. His legacy in education in the rural areas will live on for years to come. We hope that India will witness more social entrepreneurs of this calibre.
March 22nd, 2020. A historic day. An uncertain fate. A year which began with prayers for China, Italy and France saw the borders closing worldwide. While the fear increased amongst the countrymen about an uncertain future, a Janta curfew was announced. 8 p.m on the day of the curfew changed everything. The initial days were… Continue reading Silence. Deafening silence. by Darshini Shah
He was raised in Pretoria, Africa, born to a South African father and Canadian mother. He dropped out of Standford University after two days to pursue a business career. It was very early in his career that he founded X.com, an online bank which merged with Confinity in 2000. This company had launched… Continue reading Personality Check – Elon Musk by Sherral Joseph
Before I continue, I must tell you that I don’t watch cricket. But like the rest of the world, I’ve learned something from the victory today. I just watched Thangarasu Natrajan in an interview post his win. On being questioned about the bowling, he just laughed and said ‘I didn’t see it coming the first… Continue reading Historic win from India and what we can learn from it- by Sherral Joseph
Tomorrow is a big day for India, as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will launch the pan-India rollout of 2 COVID 19 vaccines Covaxin and Covishield, as they get formally approved for what could be the world’s largest vaccination drive. The launch will be held at 10.30 am virtually by the Prime Minister and will be… Continue reading The World’s largest vaccination drive by Sherral Joseph