Prime minister to address 107th session of Indian Science Congress

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News:Prime Minister has inaugurated the ‘107th Indian Science Congress’, which is being held from January 3 to 7,2020.

Facts:

About Indian Science Congress:

  • Indian Science Congress is organised by the Indian Science Congress Association.
  • The theme for 2019 Indian Science Congress is “Science & Technology: Rural Development”.
  • For the first time in the history of Indian Science Congress,a Farmers Science Congress is being held this year.

About Indian Science Congress Association:

  • Indian Science Congress association is a premier scientific organisation of India having a membership of more than 30,000 scientists.It is headquartered in 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.
  • The association meets annually, generally in the first week of January.

Objectives:The Association was formed with the following objectives:

  • To advance and promote the cause of science in India.
  • To hold an annual congress at a suitable place in India.
  • To publish such proceedings, journals, transactions and other publications as may be considered desirable.
  • To secure and manage funds and endowments for the promotion of Science.