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3 Department of Science (DST) Mission Centres inaugurated at the IIT-Madras

The Union Minister for Science and Technology inaugurated the three Department of Science and Technology (DST) mission centres at the Indian Institute Technology Madras (IIT-M) at the collective cost of Rs 50 crore.
3 Department of Science (DST) Mission Centres inaugurated at the IIT-Madras

Details about the DST Mission Centres:

1. DST -IITM Solar Energy Harnessing Centre:
  • This will focus on a wide range of research and technology development activities such as silicon solar cells that promise high efficiency and are suited for Indian conditions.
2. DST- IITM Centre for Sustainable Treatment, Reuse and Management for Efficient, Affordable and Synergistic Solutions for Water (Water-IC for SUTRAM of EASY WATER):
  • It focuses on synchronized research and training programs on various issues related to wastewater management, water treatment, sensor development, stormwater management and distribution and collection systems.
3. DST-IITM-KGDS Test-bed on Solar Thermal Desalination Solutions in Narippaiyur:
  • It has been established with an aim to deliver customised technology solutions to address prevalent water challenges in the arid coastal village located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.

What makes these centres special?

  • These centres are focused on critical technologies for sustainability like harnessing of solar energy in myriad ways, and scientific recycling and conservation of water.

Question:

Q. Where were the three Department of Science and Technology (DST) mission centres inaugurated by the Union Minister for Science and Technology?
a. Indian Institute Technology Madras (IIT-M)
b. Indian Institute Technology Bombay (IIT-B)
c. Indian Institute Technology Delhi (IIT-D)
d. Indian Institute Technology Roorkee (IIT-R)
3 Department of Science (DST) Mission Centres inaugurated at the IIT-Madras 3 Department of Science (DST) Mission Centres inaugurated at the IIT-Madras Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 29, 2019 Rating: 5

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