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Science & Technology Indicators, 2019-20

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  • September 25, 2020
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Science & Technology Indicators, 2019-20

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – IPR; Science & Technology

In news

  • According to the latest Science & Technology Indicators (STI) report for 2019-20, India performs very dismally in the field science & technology innovation.
  • Released by: Department of Science and Technology (DST).
  • In these 13 years, just 24% of patent claims came from Indians.

Reasons for Dismal Performance

  • Poor investment in research and development (R&D) 
  • The poor state of higher education.
  • Lack of employable personnel, who lack skills and the aptitude in a variety of fields.
  • Lack of conducive environment for start-ups.

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