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Launches Two National Level Initiatives in the Field of Science Communication

Context:

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) along with Doordarshan (DD), Prasar Bharati today launched two science communication initiatives, DD Science and India Science.

Details:

  • DD Science is a one-hour slot on Doordarshan National channel, which will be telecast Monday to Saturday from 5 pm to 6 pm, India Science is an Internet-based channel, which is available on any internet-enabled device, and will offer live, scheduled play and video-on-demand services.
  • The two channels will have science-based documentaries, studio-based discussions, and virtual walkthroughs of scientific institutions, interviews and short films and will be completely free to access.

Significance:

  • The two science communication platforms are National level initiatives to elevate science into a celebration and bring it close to everyday life.
  • It also helps in developing the scientific temper of our society. 
  • DST and DD aim to make them jewels in the crown of the country for serving humanity for the furtherance of science.

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