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A scheme named STARS was launched on National Science Day by the Ministry of;

[A]. Ministry of Human Resource Development
[B]. Ministry of External Affairs
[C]. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
[D]. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Answer: Option A


The Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the STARS scheme on National Science Day that is 28th February. STARS is abbreviated as Scheme for Translational and Advanced Research in Science. The Ministry has allocated Rs.250 crores for the implementation of the scheme. Under the scheme 500 science projects will be funded whose selection will be made based on competition. Indian Institute of Science (IISC) will be the coordinator of the scheme. National Science Day: The National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February every year in the memory of Indian physicist and a Nobel laureate Sir CV. Raman It is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect for which he was awarded Nobel Prize in the year 1930. The theme of the 2019 National Science Day is Science for people and people for science.

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