Compendium of Indian Technologies launched by CSIR

The National Research Development Corporation(NRDC) prepared a compendium of Indian Technologies for combating COVID-19 pandemic.

Compendium of Indian Technologies launched by CSIR

GS Paper III: 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.

Context: The National Research Development Corporation(NRDC) prepared a compendium of Indian Technologies for combating COVID-19 pandemic.


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What you need to know about Compendium of Indian Technologies launched by CSIR?

  • In the Compendium of Indian Technologies launched recently, the technologies are categorized under 3T’s of tracking, testing and treating.
  • This is an attempt to compile the relevant and emerging innovative technologies including the technologies in the research stage to combat against the COVID-19.
  • The information about 200 COVID-19 related Indian technologies are carried in the compendium of which most of them are proof-of-concept(POC) tested and help the entrepreneurs to take the products to the market.
  • The informations are sourced from various government bodies, academic institutions including:
    • Department of Science and Technology (DST)
    • Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
    • Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR)
    • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY)
    • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR)
    • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    • Indian Institute(s) of Technology (IITs)
    • Science and Engineering Research Board(SERB)
    • Technology Development Board(TDB)
    • National Innovation Foundation(NIF)
    • Startup India and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
    • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST)
    • Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  • The raw materials required for the COVID-19 drug is being developed by the National Chemical Laboratory which will be handed over to the Department of Pharmaceuticals.
  • For the safe transportation of COVID-19 patients, SCTIMST is developing isolation pods, with an attached cover to restrict any direct contacts with others.

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What you need to know about National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)?

  • National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) was established in 1953 by the Government of India, with the primary objective to promote, develop and commercialise the technologies / know-how / inventions / patents / processes emanating from various national R&D institutions / Universities.
  • It has its office in New Delhi.
  • It is presently working under the administrative control of the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • NRDC has successfully exported technologies and services to both developed as well as the developing countries.
  • NRDC is recognised, particularly in the developing countries, as the source of reliable appropriate technology, machines and services, which are typically suitable for these countries.

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