A commemorative stamp released to mark the occasion of 250 years of Survey of India

A commemorative stamp released to mark the occasion of 250 years of Survey
of India 
A commemorative stamp was also released to mark the occasion of 250 years
of Survey of India by the Minister of State for Communication (I/C) and
Railways Shri Manoj Sinha. On the occasion, Shri Manoj Sinha said that
“Survey of India has the distinct honour of printing the first Postage
Stamp of India and the first copy of the Constitution of India.” The
Minister said that the 250-year old Survey of India has adopted newer
technology to overcome challenges and have started publishing digital maps. 
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Survey of India’s history is that of determination, sacrifice and
courage of exemplary individuals – Dr. Harshvardhan

Survey of India strives to keep India among the best surveyed countries
in the world – Shri Manoj Sinha 

 
The Union Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India has
initiated a novel scheme VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research), Faculty
Scheme of Science & Engineering Research Board, that allows
foreign-based scientists to contribute to the Indian growth by working
part-time in Indian laboratories and academic institutions. The web portal
was launched in New Delhi today by the Union Minister for Science &
Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change,
Dr. Harshvardhan. While launching the VAJRA portal, Dr Harsh Vardhan said
that the portal VAJRA will not only help India to boost the global ranking
of Indian institutions but also draw the best of research personnel to the
country. Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that India has a scientific collaboration
with as many as 80 countries. 
With the introduction of the VAJRA scheme, the Ministry plans to invite top
foreign scientists, including persons of Indian origin, to spend up to
three months in Indian institutions. 
The area of research to be undertaken by visiting faculty members under the
scheme would have to be at the cutting edge of science and technology and
also be of relevance to India.” The Minister added that “Earlier we had an
issue of brain drain but with this issue we will be able to transform it
into brain gain.
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” The foreign faculty members selected under the scheme would reside in
India up to three months in a year and would be provided a lump sum amount
of 15,000 dollars in the first month of residence and US 10,000 per month
for the second and third month.

A commemorative stamp was also released to mark the occasion of 250 years
of Survey of India by the Minister of State for Communication (I/C) and
Railways Shri Manoj Sinha. On the occasion, Shri Manoj Sinha said that
“Survey of India has the distinct honour of printing the first Postage
Stamp of India and the first copy of the Constitution of India.” The
Minister said that the 250-year old Survey of India has adopted newer
technology to overcome challenges and have started publishing digital maps.
“Technology is changing very fast and the Survey of India is working in
tandem so as to meet the expectations of the country,” Shri Sinha added. 
Source: PIB

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