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ISRO TV channel, student training camps coming soon to promote scientific mindset

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has come up with plans to launch its very own TV channel to help people develop a scientific mindset. It is also mapping out ways to provide training programmes for school students.
Current AffairsAbout ISRO TV channel
ISRO TV is on the cards so that the space organisation can reach more people across the country to provide science news.

“We don't have any science TV channel. This channel will inculcate scientific temper among people," said ISRO chief K Sivan.

Training camps for students by ISRO
School students will be able to get an opportunity to make their own satellite with ISRO's latest plans on student training.

The space agency will select students and train them for a period of 25-30 days. During this period, the students will be allowed to visit laboratory and make a small satellite themselves.

“ISRO will organise capacity building programmes for students from class 8 to 10 to inculcate scientific temper among them," ISRO chief K Sivan told reporters here today.

Incubation centre for space tech startups
Startup ideas in the field of space technology will also get a boost now with the biggest player in India acting as teacher.

Sivan spoke about ISRO's plans to create an incubation centre with the aim of utilizing the brains in India to further space research.

“We want to have an incubation centre. Our aim is that the best brain and the research and development should be utilised. These startups can contribute to ISRO without joining us," Sivan said.

Source: PTI
Published on 8/15/2018 4:48:00 PM

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