In News: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the 108th Indian Science Congress (ISC) via video conferencing.
- The focal theme of this year’s ISC is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment”.
- Children’s Science Congress will also be organised to help stimulate scientific interest and temperament among children.
- Farmer’s Science Congress will provide a platform to improve the bio-economy and attract youth to agriculture.
- Tribal Science Congress will also be held, which will also be a platform for scientific display of indigenous ancient knowledge system and practice, along with focusing on the empowerment of tribal women.
Indian Science Congress Association:
- Indian Science Congress Association (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.
- The first Indian Science Congress was held in 1914 at the Asiatic Society in Calcutta.
- Several prominent Indian and foreign scientists, including Nobel laureates, attend and speak in the congress.