Vigyan Prasar, (VP) an autonomous
organisation under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India has
been set up to take-up large scale science popularisation activities. Vigyan Prasar's
major objectives are to inculcate scientific temper, to increase the knowledge, awareness
and interest about science and technology among all segments of the society. To achieve
these, VP has a number of programmes like publications, information system, audio-visual
productions, science clubs networks, electronic kits and so on.
VIPRIS Clipset is a subscription based fortnightly service,
from Vigyan Prasar.
Clipset is a compilation of select clippings of news items and
feature articles on science, technology and environment topics collected from more than
hundred newspapers and newsmagazines.
Clippings are classified underthe following subject areas:
Energy, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Anthropology and Archeology, Astronomy and
Space, AtomiC Energy and Nuclear Power, Biotechnology, Chemical Sciences, Environment and
Forests, Engineering and Technology, Geological Sciences, Information and Computers, Life
Sciences, Medicine and Health, Physical Sciences, Science Popularisation and Miscellaneous.
Special is-sues on focussed topics are also brought out from
time to time. A special issue on NuclearTests covering all the issues, news related to the
Pokhran tests was brought out afterthe test conducted in May 1998. Clipset is for
journalists, media people, science communicators, academics, institutions, industries,
.policy makers, libraries and information centres, researchers, students, teachers and
many more. VIPRIS Clipset will certainly be a useful and valuable addition to your