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Shekhar Mande appointed as Director-General of CSIR

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Dr. Shekhar Mande as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 
Shekhar Mande appointed as Director-General of CSIR
and Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Research (DSIR).
  • He will succeed Girish Sahni who superannuated in August 2018.

About Dr. Shekhar Mande:

  • Dr. Mande, a structural biologist is the Director of National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune.
  • He has worked at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad.
  • He is also a top functionary of Vijnana Bharati, a swadeshi science movement affiliated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
  • He is a fellow of all three major science academies and recipient of the coveted SS Bhatnagar Prize (2005), the most prestigious science honour in the country.

About the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR):

  • CSIR is an autonomous body and India's premier research and development (R&D) organisation.
  • It was established in 1942.
  • It operates as an autonomous body registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860.
  • It is mainly funded by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • Prime Minister is the chairman of CSIR.
  • It has been ranked 9th in the world amongst 1207 government institutions, with overall global ranking of 75 in world, covering 5250 institutions.
  • It runs a chain of 38 national research labs. 
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.

Question:

Q. Who has been appointed as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Research (DSIR)?
a. Dr. Shankar Mande
b. Dr. Shekhar Mande
c. Dr. Shashi Mande
d. None of the above
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