107th Indian Science Congress

In Context :
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the '107th Indian Science Congress', which is being held from January 3 to 7, 2020.

In News :
  • Theme ‘Science & Technology: Rural Development’.
  • Organized at UASB (University of Agricultural Sciences), Karnataka (GKVK Campus, Bangalore)
  • A Farmers Science Congress is being held for the first time in the history of Indian Science Congress. It will be attended by agricultural experts and farmers whose innovative approaches have led to significant contributions.
  • Vigyan Sancharak Sammelan (Science Communicators Meet) is an initiative for Science communicators' for professional growth.
  • The Women’s Science Congress aims to supply single platform for ladies working in several arena of science and technology to showcase their achievements and experiences.
  • Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan (Children’s Science Congress) are going to be held to supply a singular opportunity for youngsters to look at selected projects and interact with eminent scientists and Nobel Laureates.
  • Pride Of India ISC Expo may be a Mega Science Exhibition which may be a unique platform for organizations from government, private and public sector to showcase their achievements within the field of science and technology.

Objectives: The Association was formed with the subsequent objectives –
  • To advance and promote the explanation for science in India.
  • To hold an annual congress at an appropriate place in India.
  • To publish such proceedings, journals, transactions and other publications as could also be considered desirable.
  • Securing and managing funds and arrangements for the promotion of science.
About :
  • It is a premier scientific organisation of India having a membership of more than 30,000 scientists.
  • Headquarter at Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • The association started in the year 1914 at the initiative of two British chemists, namely, Professor J. L. Simonsen and Professor P. S. MacMahon.
  • It meets annually, generally in the first week of January.
Source : PIB

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