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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Centre for Nano Science Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here. The...

Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Centre for Nano Science Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here. The Centre is considered to be the most sophisticated and comprehensive cluster of micro and nano-tech laboratories in India.

It is designed to provide research and technology leadership in the areas of nano-electronics and nanotechnology, which is key to the Modi government's 'Make in India' initiative, in the field of electronics. Modi called on Indian biologists to motivate schoolchildren for pursuing a career in stem cell research. He urged the scientists to interact with schoolchildren and motivate them to build careers in this field (stem cell research), an official communiqué said.

Modi also unveiled the foundation stone of the Centre for Brain Research at IISc, which is being established as an autonomous centre at the country's premier science institute. The Prime Minister was given an overview of the research activities being carried out at IISc. The scientists apprised the prime minister about the research being conducted at the centre and discussed several subjects, including research on traditional Indian medicine.

He was also informed about the progress in finding a cure for sickle cell anemia, using gene therapy and wildlife conservation through gene banks. He took keen interest in initiatives in areas such as solar energy, water management, and agriculture. He enquired about collaborations between IISc and other institutes, it said. Also present on this occasion were union ministers D V Sadananda Gowda and Ananth Kumar.

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