Prime Minister inaugurates 105th Indian Science Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 105th session of Indian Science Congress (ISC) at Manipur Central University in Imphal. The focal theme of 5-day ISC is “Reaching the Unreached Through Science & Technology”.

Key Facts

The ISC 2018 was organised by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), a premier scientific organisation of India. This is 2nd time the Science Congress is being held in the north east. Earlier it was held at Shillong (Meghalaya) in 2009. Approximately, 5,000 delegates from all over country and 2,000 scientists along with four Nobel Laureates are participating in this year mega event. Under the mentioned theme, scientists from across world will look at bridging social gaps through innovations. Its thrust will be on science disciplines which impact society and sustainable development.

Background

ISCA was started in the year 1914 at its headquarters in Kolkata. It organises Indian Science Congress annually in the first week of January. The first meeting of the ISCC was held in January 1914 in the Asiatic Society, Kolkata. he 104th edition of ISC was held in Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) with the theme “Science and Technology for National Development”.

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