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PSA and IIT-Delhi Sign to set up 'Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth

Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up a 'Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies in India' to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2019.
PSA and IIT-Delhi Sign to set up 'Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth

Details:

  • The MoU has been signed by Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, Prof K. Vijay Raghavan and Director, IIT Delhi, Prof V. Ramgopal Rao in New Delhi.
  • The Centre will work towards the implementation of sustainable, scientific and technological solutions for waste management by deploying available technologies for transformation of waste to wealth.
  • The project has been approved under the recently constituted Prime Minister's Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).
  • Apart from this, a waste to wealth programme management centre will also be set up at IIT Delhi.

About Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA):

  • Established in 1999, PSA is a "think-tank" and "action-tank" for science, technology and innovation activities.
  • Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was the first PSA from 1999-2001 and Dr. R. Chidambaram from 2001-2018.
  • Current PSA is Professor K. Vijay Raghavan.

Question:

Q. Which academic institution has signed an MoU with the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India for setting up a 'Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies in India'?
a. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi)
b. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-Bombay)
c. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras)
d. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-Kharagpur)
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