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World Environment Day on June 5th, 2015 Observed at Deptt. of Chemistry, NEHU

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Innovation in S&T is for Economical and Environmental Factors

by S.Aravamudhan

Disparities arising on account of a variety of causes can be reduced by initiatives in science and technology which can be effectively accountable as a step towards reducing economic disparities. This effectiveness can come about, not only reaching out the findings of science technology to the society at large but also transferring the know-how information, as much as it is relevant, to the educated and qualified section of the society. This is the context of Science and Technology education, which can encourage the educated-unemployed citizen to seek self-employment strategies. Thus entrepreneurial trends can be accentuated that make individuals useful for the social well-being, while improving the individual human development index. Thus the diffusive trends become effective in reducing the explosive trends of escalating disparities. This is the more durable way to achieve increase in average standard of living with the possibility of micro level monitoring paying attention to the standard of living individual members making the social economic development homogeneous.

The considerations sequenced above are the outcomes for which innovative trends are promoted. From the several novel methods (not really much of original inventions all the time), which become evident in science and technology, seem to usually arise out of a mixture of the need with desperateness for means to reach a goal. When there are means to provide a service/product for specific needs, in a developing country, it becomes necessary to be monitoring cost effectiveness all the time to further optimize to make it much more affordable than what currently prescribed rates are. When population growth has not been contained to the prescribed rate, and natural resources are the inputs to a process for value addition to produce consumables, corrective measures invariably depend on science and technology and to modify the existing production strategy, suitability to local conditions (surrounding and environment) are the prime considerations. Such are the typical initiatives that come under the category of innovation. And the modified trends are referred to innovative trends. For science and technology innovation, surprisingly economic viability is more of a determining factor, rather than the scientific curiosity or intellectual pursuit of improving the skills. Hence there is no specific prescription to inculcate innovative qualities but it has to happen stream-lined as the course gets set; it is a way by which people�s talents become evident. It is probably more necessary to recognize innovative qualities than searching for talents. Innovation requires coordination of activities and recognition of potential trends along with the individual expert�s effort. There should be enough opportunities for such innovative qualities to get expressed. Disparities, more specifically social disparities enable a few to get access to the available opportunities and not equally to all the deserving. The Empowerment initiatives in the context of gender difference, steps like reservation policies for the backward and emergency measures of on the spot compensation in cash and kind for the needy or other ad hoc measures can hasten the process of restoring social justice, but may not bring about the required homogeneity and social cohesion as much durably. National Incubation Centers and the Call Centers established for the benefit of rural farmers are the typical initiatives which make possible the opportunities to be availed more uniformly, thus improving the economic standards with particular attention to the grass root level. Most of such facilities have come about by thinking innovatively in bringing science and technology to the door steps of common people, and innovative thinking is about how to put the information technology into effective use than making available these I.T. tools for fissiparous trends. While learning to use the IT tools, it should be ensured, that it is by a responsible training, not by obtrusive and wasteful trends and tendencies - even if it is self-learning. A certain level of maturity (not merely a qualification of experience) is required to minimize the dissipation and conserve the resources, reduce the wear-and-tear damages and insist on durability and dependability. Some instances would require local wisdom, more than broad based information and knowledge of the subject matter.
updates added on 4th September 2015-

Refer to the article for this observation above in conclusion
  Click HERE for a citation of this article; This article is to indicate how the IT tools can be used to reinforce the trends towards adapting recent technological tools -a Technology Enhanced Learning
Then again a clarification has to be brought in on whether any learning is possible by what can be referred as "Fissiparous" uses; A message can be found in the two articles cited below:

99th Indian Science Congress Archive: Public Lecture - Dr.R.Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to GoI-
Research and Innovation: Many Dimension- 45 minutes duration-

Apollo Hospitals' Sangita Reddy: We Are Innovating with Models of Health Care-20 mins -

Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao: Scientific Progress of India- 50 mins-


Webpage of Dr.S.Aravamdhan

99th Indian Science Congress Archive :
Public Lecture - Dr.R.Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to GoI
Research and Innovation: Many Dimensions
ISC2012 Public lecture Live recording

Archive : Public Lecture - Dr.R.Chidambaram,
Principal Scientific Advisor to GoI
Research and Innovation: Many Dimensions

Tuesday , January 3, 2012, 17.00pm � 17.45pm
Venue : Campus � 6 Auditorium

Public Lecture

Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt. of India
�Research and Innovation: Many Dimensions�

Chairman Dr. Srikumar Banerjee
Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission

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Apollo Hospitals' Sangita Reddy: We Are Innovating with Models of Health Care

Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao: Scientific Progress of India

Prime Minister-98th ISC-2011
Quotation from Lord Tennyson
Quoted in Everyman's Science-Vol.1, April-May 2015, Page-5; Editorial Pages., ISCA Publication

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Comments by a delegate at 98th ISC-2011, SRM UNIVERSITY, Chennai

A PowerPoint presentation file corresponding to the above videocomments can be downloaded from

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Understanding public perceptions

Public attitudes to chemistry

This information on the research methods and findings on this topic are from the June 2015 issue of RSC News, a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

A link  to the web Page of Royal Society of Chemistry.
The following is YOUTUBE feature: link

Streamed live on Jun 1, 2015
On 1 June 3pm BST the Royal Society of Chemistry is presenting the findings
of the first national, in-depth study on how the UK public thinks and feels
about chemistry, chemists and chemicals. Public attitudes to chemistry is a study conducted by TNS BMRB
on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In this event we are going to present the findings from the research and host a discussion about what they mean for public communication of chemistry.
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A teacher's perception of Students' appreciation

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3 contributions for occassions as in image below