It is learned that no support was extended by the state government to the event with an estimated budget of Rs 25 crore. As a result, several scientific sessions were seen running behind schedule and received a poor response from the audience.
The India International Science Festival (IISF) saw a host of bustling stalls put up by several national-level scientific institutions functioning under the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Ministry of Earth Sciences.
In August this year, MoEFCC disbursed over Rs 47,436 crore to all states under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) scheme. The scheme is aimed at improving the forest cover.
Last week, Cyclone Kyarr caused widespread rainfall over south Konkan and Goa. IMD officials on Wednesday said that yet another depression had formed in the Arabian Sea, which is likely to bring more rain in the coming days.
Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Pune, has been ranked 20th among the top 100 Young Universities globally as per the Nature Index, rankings that were released recently. Prof Jayant Udgaonkar, director, IISER, Pune, tells The Indian Express what makes IISERs fare better in both education and research.
The cyclone formed over the Arabian Sea on Friday. It fell under the ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ category, with wind speed going up to 170-180 km/hour. This system was brewing at a location about 200 km off Ratnagiri on Maharashtra coast since early this week.
Sources said the initial rounds of counting had been close, with Kalate trailing by 5,000-7,000 votes. It was in the afternoon, when it was about the 16th round of counting, that Jagtap began widening the lead, they added.
SPPU vice-chancellor Nitin Karmalkar said, “Often, researchers and faculty limit themselves to just publishing research papers in journals. There is a severe lack of knowledge about the need for patenting prevailing in the academic community.”