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1. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

2. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research was established in 26,September 1942.

3. Aim of CSIR is to promote scientific knowledge and boost industrialization and economic growth.

 

4. It is now one of the largest publicly funded organization of research and development (R&D) organizations in the world.

 

5. CSIR’s Headquarters are in New Delhi.

 

6. Current Director General of CSIR isSC. Mande

 

7. Founder(s) of CSIR are

Arcot Ramaswamy Mudaliar and Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar.

 

8. CSIR is funded by the Ministry of

Science and Technology.

 

9. It operates as an autonomous

body through the Societies

Registration Act, 1860.

 

10. It has a dynamic network of 38

national laboratories, 39 outreach

centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and

5 units.

 

11. CSIR is ranked at 84th among 4851 institutions worldwide and is the only Indian organization among the top 100 global institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking World Report 2014.

 

12. CSIR holds the 17th rank in Asia and leads the country at the first position.

 

 

13. Organisation Structure of CSIR-

a) President : Prime Minister (Ex-Officio)

b) Governing Body : The Director General is the head of the governing body.

 

14. The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize was established by CSIR in 1958. The prize is named after the Founder Director Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar.

 

15. CSIR Achievements-

 

a) Developed India’s first synthetic drug, methaqualone in 1950.

 

b) Developed Optical Glass at CGCRI for defence purposes.

 

c) Developed first Indian tractor Swaraj in 1967 completely based on indigenous know-how.

 

d) Achieved the first breakthrough of flowering of Bamboo within weeks as against twenty years in nature.

 

e) First to analyse genetic diversity of the indigenous Andamanese tribes and to establish their origin out of Africa 60,000 years ago.

 

f) Developed the first transgenic Drosophila model for drug screening for cancer in humans.

 

g) Invented, once a week non-steroidal family planning pill Saheli and non-steroidal herbal pill for asthma called Asmon.

 

h) Designed India’s first ever parallel processing computer, Flosolver.

 

i) Rejuvenated India’s one-hundred-year-old refinery at Digboi using the most modern molecular distillation technology.

 

j) With TCS, developed a versatile portable PC-based software ‘Bio-Suite’ for bioinformatics.

 

k) Design of 14 seater plane ‘SARAS’.

 

l) Established first ever in the world ‘Traditional Knowledge Digital Library’ accessible in five international languages, English, German, French, Japanese and Spanish.

 

m) Successfully challenged the grant of patent in the US for use of haldi (turmeric) for wound healing and neem as insecticide.

 

n) In 2011, successfully tested India’s 1st indigenous civilian aircraft, NAL NM5 made in association with National Aerospace Laboratories and Mahindra Aerospace.

 

o) In 2020, initiated clinical trials to evaluate Sepsivac’s efficacy to reduce mortality rate in COVID-19 patients.

 

p) CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories(CSIR-NAL) developed vital elements for the light combat aircraft (LAC) Tejas.

 

q) Created a relatively cheap antiretroviral drug for treating HIV infection, which forced the makers of established medications to reduce their prices.

 

r) Established the organization of expeditions and research studies in Antarctica.

 

s) Its research on computer models of air pollution generated by automobiles was central to the formulation of India’s National Auto Fuel Policy in 2002.

 

1. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

2. The Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research was established in 26,
September 1942.

3. Aim of CSIR is to promote scientific knowledge and boost industrialization and economic growth.

4. It is now one of the largest publicly funded organization of research and development (R&D) organizations in the world.

5. CSIR’s Headquarters are in New Delhi.

6. Current Director General of CSIR is
Shekhar C. Mande

7. Founder(s) of CSIR are
Arcot Ramaswamy Mudaliar and Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar.

8. CSIR is funded by the Ministry of
Science and Technology.

9. It operates as an autonomous
body through the Societies
Registration Act, 1860.

10. It has a dynamic network of 38
national laboratories, 39 outreach
centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and
5 units.

11. CSIR is ranked at 84th among 4851 institutions worldwide and is the only Indian organization among the top 100 global institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking World Report 2014.

12. CSIR holds the 17th rank in Asia and leads the country at the first position.

13. Organisation Structure of CSIR-
a) President : Prime Minister (Ex-Officio)
b) Governing Body : The Director General is the head of the governing body.

14. The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize was established by CSIR in 1958. The prize is named after the Founder Director Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar.

15. CSIR Achievements-

a) Developed India’s first synthetic drug, methaqualone in 1950.

b) Developed Optical Glass at CGCRI for defence purposes.

c) Developed first Indian tractor Swaraj in 1967 completely based on indigenous know-how.

d) Achieved the first breakthrough of flowering of Bamboo within weeks as against twenty years in nature.

e) First to analyse genetic diversity of the indigenous Andamanese tribes and to establish their origin out of Africa 60,000 years ago.

f) Developed the first transgenic Drosophila model for drug screening for cancer in humans.

g) Invented, once a week non-steroidal family planning pill Saheli and non-steroidal herbal pill for asthma called Asmon.

h) Designed India’s first ever parallel processing computer, Flosolver.

i) Rejuvenated India’s one-hundred-year-old refinery at Digboi using the most modern molecular distillation technology.

j) With TCS, developed a versatile portable PC-based software ‘Bio-Suite’ for bioinformatics.

k) Design of 14 seater plane ‘SARAS’.

l) Established first ever in the world ‘Traditional Knowledge Digital Library’ accessible in five international languages, English, German, French, Japanese and Spanish.

m) Successfully challenged the grant of patent in the US for use of haldi (turmeric) for wound healing and neem as insecticide.

n) In 2011, successfully tested India’s 1st indigenous civilian aircraft, NAL NM5 made in association with National Aerospace Laboratories and Mahindra Aerospace.

o) In 2020, initiated clinical trials to evaluate Sepsivac’s efficacy to reduce mortality rate in COVID-19 patients.

p) CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories(CSIR-NAL) developed vital elements for the light combat aircraft (LAC) Tejas.

q) Created a relatively cheap antiretroviral drug for treating HIV infection, which forced the makers of established medications to reduce their prices.

r) Established the organization of expeditions and research studies in Antarctica.

s) Its research on computer models of air pollution generated by automobiles was central to the formulation of India’s National Auto Fuel Policy in 2002.

1. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

2. The Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research was established in 26,
September 1942.

3. Aim of CSIR is to promote scientific knowledge and boost industrialization and economic growth.

4. It is now one of the largest publicly funded organization of research and development (R&D) organizations in the world.

5. CSIR’s Headquarters are in New Delhi.

6. Current Director General of CSIR is
Shekhar C. Mande

7. Founder(s) of CSIR are
Arcot Ramaswamy Mudaliar and Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar.

8. CSIR is funded by the Ministry of
Science and Technology.

9. It operates as an autonomous
body through the Societies
Registration Act, 1860.

10. It has a dynamic network of 38
national laboratories, 39 outreach
centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and
5 units.

11. CSIR is ranked at 84th among 4851 institutions worldwide and is the only Indian organization among the top 100 global institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking World Report 2014.

12. CSIR holds the 17th rank in Asia and leads the country at the first position.

13. Organisation Structure of CSIR-
a) President : Prime Minister (Ex-Officio)
b) Governing Body : The Director General is the head of the governing body.

14. The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize was established by CSIR in 1958. The prize is named after the Founder Director Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar.

15. CSIR Achievements-

a) Developed India’s first synthetic drug, methaqualone in 1950.

b) Developed Optical Glass at CGCRI for defence purposes.

c) Developed first Indian tractor Swaraj in 1967 completely based on indigenous know-how.

d) Achieved the first breakthrough of flowering of Bamboo within weeks as against twenty years in nature.

e) First to analyse genetic diversity of the indigenous Andamanese tribes and to establish their origin out of Africa 60,000 years ago.

f) Developed the first transgenic Drosophila model for drug screening for cancer in humans.

g) Invented, once a week non-steroidal family planning pill Saheli and non-steroidal herbal pill for asthma called Asmon.

h) Designed India’s first ever parallel processing computer, Flosolver.

i) Rejuvenated India’s one-hundred-year-old refinery at Digboi using the most modern molecular distillation technology.

j) With TCS, developed a versatile portable PC-based software ‘Bio-Suite’ for bioinformatics.

k) Design of 14 seater plane ‘SARAS’.

l) Established first ever in the world ‘Traditional Knowledge Digital Library’ accessible in five international languages, English, German, French, Japanese and Spanish.

m) Successfully challenged the grant of patent in the US for use of haldi (turmeric) for wound healing and neem as insecticide.

n) In 2011, successfully tested India’s 1st indigenous civilian aircraft, NAL NM5 made in association with National Aerospace Laboratories and Mahindra Aerospace.

o) In 2020, initiated clinical trials to evaluate Sepsivac’s efficacy to reduce mortality rate in COVID-19 patients.

p) CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories(CSIR-NAL) developed vital elements for the light combat aircraft (LAC) Tejas.

q) Created a relatively cheap antiretroviral drug for treating HIV infection, which forced the makers of established medications to reduce their prices.

r) Established the organization of expeditions and research studies in Antarctica.

s) Its research on computer models of air pollution generated by automobiles was central to the formulation of India’s National Auto Fuel Policy in 2002.

1. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

2. The Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research was established in 26,
September 1942.

3. Aim of CSIR is to promote scientific knowledge and boost industrialization and economic growth.

4. It is now one of the largest publicly funded organization of research and development (R&D) organizations in the world.

5. CSIR’s Headquarters are in New Delhi.

6. Current Director General of CSIR is
Shekhar C. Mande

7. Founder(s) of CSIR are
Arcot Ramaswamy Mudaliar and Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar.

8. CSIR is funded by the Ministry of
Science and Technology.

9. It operates as an autonomous
body through the Societies
Registration Act, 1860.

10. It has a dynamic network of 38
national laboratories, 39 outreach
centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and
5 units.

11. CSIR is ranked at 84th among 4851 institutions worldwide and is the only Indian organization among the top 100 global institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking World Report 2014.

12. CSIR holds the 17th rank in Asia and leads the country at the first position.

13. Organisation Structure of CSIR-
a) President : Prime Minister (Ex-Officio)
b) Governing Body : The Director General is the head of the governing body.

14. The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize was established by CSIR in 1958. The prize is named after the Founder Director Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar.

15. CSIR Achievements-

a) Developed India’s first synthetic drug, methaqualone in 1950.

b) Developed Optical Glass at CGCRI for defence purposes.

c) Developed first Indian tractor Swaraj in 1967 completely based on indigenous know-how.

d) Achieved the first breakthrough of flowering of Bamboo within weeks as against twenty years in nature.

e) First to analyse genetic diversity of the indigenous Andamanese tribes and to establish their origin out of Africa 60,000 years ago.

f) Developed the first transgenic Drosophila model for drug screening for cancer in humans.

g) Invented, once a week non-steroidal family planning pill Saheli and non-steroidal herbal pill for asthma called Asmon.

h) Designed India’s first ever parallel processing computer, Flosolver.

i) Rejuvenated India’s one-hundred-year-old refinery at Digboi using the most modern molecular distillation technology.

j) With TCS, developed a versatile portable PC-based software ‘Bio-Suite’ for bioinformatics.

k) Design of 14 seater plane ‘SARAS’.

l) Established first ever in the world ‘Traditional Knowledge Digital Library’ accessible in five international languages, English, German, French, Japanese and Spanish.

m) Successfully challenged the grant of patent in the US for use of haldi (turmeric) for wound healing and neem as insecticide.

n) In 2011, successfully tested India’s 1st indigenous civilian aircraft, NAL NM5 made in association with National Aerospace Laboratories and Mahindra Aerospace.

o) In 2020, initiated clinical trials to evaluate Sepsivac’s efficacy to reduce mortality rate in COVID-19 patients.

p) CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories(CSIR-NAL) developed vital elements for the light combat aircraft (LAC) Tejas.

q) Created a relatively cheap antiretroviral drug for treating HIV infection, which forced the makers of established medications to reduce their prices.

r) Established the organization of expeditions and research studies in Antarctica.

s) Its research on computer models of air pollution generated by automobiles was central to the formulation of India’s National Auto Fuel Policy in 2002.

 

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