NATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci & Tech)

News-CRUX-10     15th January 2024        
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Context: The government recently called for nominations/applications for the newly instituted national science award, Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar (RVP), which recognizes individuals or teams in various fields of science, technology, and tech led innovation.


Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar (RVP)

  • About: Similar to the prestigious Padma awards, these awards will not include any cash component; instead, they will likely bestow only a certificate and medallion on the awardee.
  • Frequency of award: Annually.
  • Categories covered: Total 13.

oIt will include: Physics, chemistry, biological sciences, mathematics and computer science, earth science, medicine, engineering science, agricultural science, environmental science, technology and innovation, atomic energy, space science and technology, and a 13th category, simply called ‘Others’.

  • Highest Award: The RVP shall be one of the highest recognition in the field of science, technology, and innovation in India.

oScientists/technologists/ innovators working in government, private sector organisations or individuals working outside any organization.

  • Award announced: On the National Technology Day.
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