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Science & Technology Current Affairs January 1st week 2016
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1) Govt unveils National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020

  • Current Affirs Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on 30th December unveiled the National Biotechnology Development Strategy, 2015-2020, which aims to turn India into a world class manufacturing hub.
  • According to Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said the Ministry has set the target to make the biotechnology sector into 100 billion US dollar industry by 2020-25. He said the current turnover in 7 billion dollars.
  • The Strategy intends to launch a major mission, backed with significant investments, for the creation of new biotech products, create a strong infrastructure for Research and Development and commercialization. The key elements of the Strategy are building a skilled workforce and enhance research opportunities in basic, disciplinary and inter-disciplinary sciences.