Kolkata: Green tech, super-computing and big data are stated to be some of the current thrust areas in the knowledge exchange between India and Russia.
Ashutosh Sharma, secretary of department of science and technology, revealed that apart from student exchanges which form an essential component of bilateral cooperation in the scientific field between the two countries, industrial component is also present in collaborations.
“There is a general co-operation in the form of student exchanges, scientific collaborations and bringing in some technology from there (Russia) to here (India); so there’s an industrial component in the joint collaborative projects.”
Further, Sharma told media persons on the side-line of the 60th anniversary celebrations of National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO), “Energy needs, green technologies, super-computing and big data are the thrust areas under a new agreement.”
He added that as many as 70 super-computers will be installed in India in phases in five to seven years as part of the Rs 4,500-crore National Super-computing Mission which is being jointly handled by the departments of science and technology and electronics and information technology.
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