India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Sci & Tech
- The 6th edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF) will be held virtually in 2020.
- The 5th edition was held in Kolkata in 2019.
- IISF 2020 will be spearheaded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
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India International Science Festival (IISF)
- It is a festival to celebrate the achievements of India’s scientific and technological advancements with students, innovators, technocrats, etc. from India and abroad.
- It was launched in 2015.
- Objective: (1) To promote Science and Technology; (2) To demonstrate how science could lead India towards a developed nation within a short span of time.
- Aim: (1) To engage the public with science and celebrate the joy of science; (2) To show the ways how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) provide solutions to improve people’s lives.
- Organised by: Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA)