New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with scientists from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune on 7 December. Modi was on a two-day visit to attend the DGP Conference of top police officers, where he laid emphasis on emergence of concrete outcomes from the finalized action points and spoke about naxalism, terrorism and security.
IISER scientists made presentations to the PM on various topics ranging from new materials and devices for clean energy application to agricultural biotechnology to natural resource mapping. The presentations also showcased cutting-edge technologies in the fields of molecular biology, antimicrobial resistance, climate studies and mathematical finance research.
Modi urged the scientists to develop low cost technologies that would cater to India’s specific requirements and help in fast-tracking India’s growth.
Prior to that, the Prime Minister visited the IISER, Pune campus and interacted with the students and researchers. He also visited the state-of-the-art supercomputer ‘Param Brahma‘, deployed by C-DAC in IISER, which has a peak computing power of 797 Teraflops.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also at the DGP Conference where he announces a new All India Police University and a Forensic Science University.
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