At the Indian Science Congress last month, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged to hike R&D expenditures from around $3 billion last year to $8 billion in 2017. The windfall is meant to turbocharge initiatives to create elite research institutions, bring expatriate Indian scientists home, enrich science education, and equip smart new laboratories. Included in this push is South Asia's first biosafety level–4 lab for handling the most dangerous pathogens, slated to be up and running this spring.

Shillong, Jan. 16: The Indian Science Congress Association Young Scientist Award 2011-12 was conferred on a Shillong scholar by former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Biotechnology department was awarded for commendable performance during the five-day long 98th Indian Science Congress organised in Chennai which concluded on Friday.

Providing this information the State Biotechnology department director Dr JMS Rana said that the Indian Science Congress was organised from January 3 at the SRM University in Chennai with scientists involved

Topics to be covered include renewable energy, climate change
Space summit will also be organised Children's Science Congress also planned

CHENNAI: The 98 {+t} {+h} Indian Science Congress will be held at SRM University, Kattankulathur, between January 3 and 7. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.