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- 107th edition of Indian Science Congress
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Science & Technology
107th edition of Indian Science Congress
The ‘107th Indian Science Congress (ISA)’, will be held from January 3 to 7, 2020 at University of Agricultural Sciences (UASB), GKVK Campus, Bangalore, Karnataka.
- ISA is India’s largest annual gathering of scientific luminaries from countries across the world.
- ISA is organised annually in the first week of January by the Indian Science Congress Association, under department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology.
- The theme of ISC 2020 is ‘Science & Technology: Rural Development’.
- The objective of Indian Science Congress is promotion of scientific spirit, promoting research, publication of journals and exchange of ideas.
- The Congress is a major focal point for scientists, researchers and academicians interested in various aspects of science discoveries and technologies.
- The five-day long event aims to bring together science fraternity across the world to discuss scientific innovation and research.
- It includes events like public lectures by Nobel Laureates, Farmers Science Congress, Children Science Congress, Women Science Congress, Science Communicators Meet, Mega Science Exhibition etc.
FARMERS SCIENCE CONGRESS:
- With focus on Rural Development through Science and Technology, for the first time in the history of Indian Science Congress, a Farmers Science Congress is being held.
- It will cover themes ranging from farmers innovation on integrated agriculture and entrepreneurship for doubling farmers income, climate change, bio-diversity, conservation, ecosystem services & farmers empowerment to agrarian distress, rural bio-entrepreneurship, policy issues.
- The event will have the presence of experts and scientists from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) along with farmers whose innovative approaches have led to significant contributions.
RASHTRIYA KISHORE VAIGYANIK SAMMELAN (CHILDREN’S SCIENCE CONGRESS):
- A two day event ‘Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan’ will be held at UASB, GKVK as part of the 107th Indian Science Congress on 4th and 5th January 2020.
- The aim is to provide a unique opportunity for children to view selected projects and interact with the student delegates and children will also have the opportunity to listen, interact with eminent scientists and Nobel Laureates.
- Events like one minute video competition, Infosys Foundation – ISCA Travel Awards for School Children, visit to exhibitions, live science demonstrations and science magic show will be organized as a part of the Science Congress.
WOMEN SCIENCE CONGRESS:
- The women’s science congress aims to provide single platform for women working in different arena of science and technology to showcase their achievements and experiences.
- It will also prepare a vision document or a road map for women in science and technology and recommend policies to enhance the role and utilize the full potential of women in science and technology.
- In this session, women are invited to share ideas and experiences to motivate the younger women to actively participate in science to identify and find simpler solutions through Science and Technology.
INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS ASSOCIATION:
- The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) owes its origin to two British Chemists Professor J. L. Simonsen and Professor P.S. McMahon.
- They arranged an annual meeting of research workers on the lines of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, to stimulate scientific development in India.
- ISCA is a premier scientific organisation of India with headquarters at Kolkata, West Bengal.
- The association started in the year 1914 in Kolkata and it meets annually in the first week of January. It has a membership of more than 30,000 scientists.