*** Awards 2010 ***
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Centre Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata;
CSIR Technology Awards 2010
Hon'ble MoS (IC) S&T and Earth Sciences, Shri Prithviraj Chavan today, on the occasion of CSIR Foundation Day, gave away CSIR Technology Award 2010. These awards are in the category of: Physical Sciences including Engineering (to Centre Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata); Innovation (to North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat); and Business Development & Technology Marketing (to National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur).
Centre Glass and Ceramic Research Institute has won the award for developing manufacturing technology of bioceramic implants for medical applications. The technologies for production of ocular implants & hip prostheses and bio-active coatings are licensed to M/s IFGL Bioceramics Ltd., Kolkata and are in commercial production.
Sancheti Hospital, Pune; Disha Eye Hospitals and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd., Barrackpore; and West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata have contributed for conducting necessary trials related to the development.
North East Institute of Science and Technology has won the award for developing process for making high strength proppants. Oil exploring companies use high strength proppants in fracturing operations, among others. The process developed utilizes native raw material like Bauxite which is abundantly available in India. The proppants thus produced, conform to American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications.
Keshava Deva Malaviya Institute of Petroleum Exploration (KDMIPE), ONGC, Dehradun has contributed in developing the process.
National Metallurgical Laboratory has won the award for significantly enhancing the business and markets for its knowledgebase.
Given annually, CSIR Technology Awards were instituted in 1990 with a view to foster and encourage in-house multidisciplinary team efforts and external interaction for technology development, transfer, marketing and commercialization. Each of the given award carries a cash prize of ` 2 lakh, a plaque and a citation.
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), R&D Centre, Faridabad
CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development - 2009
Prof. Samir K. Brahmachari, DG, CSIR on the occasion of CSIR Foundation day, announced bestowing of CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development (CAIRD) - 2009 upon Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), R&D Centre, Faridabad for "Development of environment friendly, non-toxic, bio-degradable 'Servo Agrospray Oil' for agricultural crops".
CSIR had instituted, in 2006, the "CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development" to recognize and honour S&T innovations that have helped transform the lives of rural people. The effort through this award, in a way, is also to give a boost to rural development through intrinsic innovation and its implementation at ground level. The award, which has emerged as a very prestigious one within a short period, carries a cash prize of ` 10 lakh, a citation and a shield.
The farmer-friendly product "Servo Agrospray Oil" developed by IOCL is a development benefitting agro ecosystem immensely. The oil is highly effective for controlling pests and certain plant diseases (viz. sigotoka in banana, powdery mildew and scab on apples etc.) in agricultural crops. It is quite effective on crops such as cotton, pulses, grains, mustered, groundnut, sugarcane, potato, tea, grapes, mango, apple, citrus fruits etc.
Considerably economical and non-detrimental for flora, fauna, human health and environment, the product is one of its kind. Possessing more than 70% biodegradability, it meets ecomark requirement of Government of India. The agrospray oil gives not only in-significant residue in crops but also preserves their freshness and nutritional value. It could help replace harmful and toxic chemicals for controlling pests/insects.
Introduced for the first time in India, Servo Agrospray Oil is based on new generation bio-degradable base stocks. It fits well in integrated pest management programme, reducing overall pest management cost. Servo Agrospray oil can be sprayed through normal spraying equipments without using safety precautions like goggles, gloves and oxygen masks which are normally wore for spraying of conventional pesticides. It thus fits well in the present pest management regimen. The development of IOCL has benefited farmers extensively.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2010
Instituted in 1957, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science & Technology is given each year for conspicuously important and outstanding contributions in seven disciplines. The award carries a cash prize of ` 5 lakh, a citation and a plaque and is given by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.
For the year 2010, nine scientists have been selected for the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize.
|CSIR Young Scientist Awards 2010|
|Instituted in 1987, CSIR Young Scientist Awards seek to promote in-house excellence in various fields of science and technology. Any CSIR scientist, below 35 years of age, as reckoned on 26 September (CSIR Foundation Day) of the preceding year, is eligible for the Award.|
|These awards are given annually in the following fields:|
|Each award consists of a citation, a cash prize of ` 50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand only) and a plaque. CSIR Young Scientist Awardees are also entitled to a research grant of ` 5.0 lakhs (Rupees five lakh only) per annum for a period of five years and an honorarium of ` 7,500/- (Rupees seven thousand and five hundred only) per month till the age of 45 years.|
|Till 2009, 133 scientists (including 17 women scientists) have received the CSIR Young Scientist Award and out of these 14 scientists have been conferred with the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. For the year 2010, Advisory Committee consisting of eminent scientists recommended the following seven scientists for the 2010 Young Scientist Awards. This year, none was found suitable in Physical Sciences (including instrumentation)|