- The President of India, Shri RamNathKovind, launched first IndigenousHigh Temperature Fuel Cell System developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under flagship programme named “New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI)”.
- This system was launched in partnership with Indian industries on the 78thfoundation day of CSIR in New Delhi. A book titled “Bhatnagar Laureates 1958-2018” was also released during the function.
- The President Shri Kovind, also presented Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes 2019 for outstanding contributions in science and technology during the event. He presented the CSIR Technology Awards to teams of CSIR and the G.N. Ramachandran Gold Medal to Prof.AmitabhaChattopadhyay of CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).
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