News: The 6th edition of the India International Science Festival(IISF) will be held virtually in December,2020.
- IISF: It is a festival launched in 2015 to celebrate the achievements of India’s scientific and technological advancements with students, innovators, craftsmen, farmers, scientists and technocrats from India and abroad.
- Aim: To engage the public with science and celebrate the joy of science and show the ways how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) provide solutions to improve people’s lives.
- Organized by: Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) organise IISF every year.
- IISF 2020: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) will spearhead the IISF 2020 with support of all other concerned ministries and departments.
- Vijnana Bharati(VIBHA): It is a non-profit organisation which was previously known as ‘Swadeshi Science Movement’.It works towards popularization of science & implementation of modern technology & ancient sciences in India.
- Founded by: It was founded in 1991 by the eminent scientists of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru led by Prof. K.I. Vasu.