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