NEW DELHI, Feb 15 (NNN-PTI) – Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, urged upon scientists to focus on new technologies, including 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and renewable energy sources, in a bid to improve quality of life of the common people, officials said today (Saturday).
Modi made the comments, while chairing meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
“The Prime Minister listed 5G, AI and affordable and long-lasting batteries for renewable energy storage, as some of the emerging challenges, which scientists need to focus on,” according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.
“He highlighted the need to combine traditional knowledge and modern science to develop world-class products.”
Modi asked scientists to work on the aspirations of India and focus on real-time social issues.
“He said, there is a need for CSIR to focus on real-time social issues that India is facing, such as malnutrition – through value addition in agriculture products – and water conservation,” the statement said.
“The Prime Minister stressed on the importance of developing virtual labs, so that science can further be taken to all segments of students in each and every corner of the country,” the statement said.
“He also suggested measures to enhance collaboration in R&D projects amongst Indians working in different parts of the world,” the statement added.– NNN-PTI