Survey of India released a commemorative stamp as part of the year-long celebrations to mark its 250th year. The event was held in New Delhi in association with India Post. In the same event, Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the department’s Vajra Web portal. VAJRA stands for Visiting Advanced Joint Research. The VAJRA faculty will undertake research in S&T priority areas of the nation to develop capability and capacity. The faculty will engage in collaborative research in publicly funded institutions. The residency period of the VAJRA Faculty in India would be for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 3 months a year.