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Government constitute Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council

Union Government has constituted a new 21-member advisory panel on science, technology and innovation called Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council 
Government constitute Prime Minister's Science & Technology Advisory Council
(PM-STIAC).
  • It will be headed by the Principal Scientific Advisor to Government- K Vijay Raghavan.
  • It will replace the earlier Scientific Advisory Committee to Prime Minister and to Cabinet.

About PM-STIAC:

  • The council will advise PM on science, technology, as well as innovation.
  • It will also coordinate implementation of PMs scientific vision.
  • It will actively aid in formulation and timely implementation of major science and technology missions and evolve interdisciplinary technology development programmes.
  • It will also advise Government on developing 'Clusters of Excellence' in science including city-based R&D clusters.
  • It will work to bring together all science and technology partners from academia and institutes to industries near such centres or cities.

Composition of PM-STIAC:

  • Besides the chairperson, the panel has eight members and 12 special invitees.
  • Secretaries of at least 10 central ministries, related to science, technology, energy and education, are special invitees to the panel.
  • The members include noted mathematician and Princeton University professor Manjul Bharghava; former Isro chairman A S Kiran Kumar and industrialist and MD of Bharat Forge Baba Kalyani.
  • The panel also has provision to include an additional member, decision of which has to be taken by the chairman of the committee.

Questions:

Q1. What is the new 21-member advisory panel on science, technology and innovation constituted by the Union Government called?
a. Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Cabinet (PM-STIAC)
b. Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Comittee (PM-STIAC)
c. Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC)
d. None of the above

Q2. Who will head the advisory panel?
a. H Vijay Raghavan
b. K Vijay Raghavan
c. M Vijay Raghavan
d. None of the above
Government constitute Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council Government constitute Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on August 31, 2018 Rating: 5

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