UPSC CSE – SYLLABUS: GENERAL STUDIES-3- Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

Scientific Research Initiatives

India is one of the top-ranking countries in the field of basic research. Indian Science has come to be regarded as one of the most powerful instruments of growth and development, especially in the emerging scenario and competitive economy. 

In the wake of the recent developments and the new demands that are being placed on the system, it is necessary for us to embark on some major science projects which have relevance to national needs and which will also be relevant for tomorrow’s technology. 

Government initiatives:

The government through the Department of science and Technology has been undertaking may initiatives to boost scientific research in the nation.

Some important initiatives are

What is needed?

SOURCE: Hindustan Times.


Bring out the governmental initiatives taken to improve scientific research in the Nation. What further measures can be taken to boost scientific research in the nation.