National Council for Science and Technology Communication Current Affairs - 2020

February 28: National Science Day

Every year on February 28, India celebrates National Science Day to mark the discovery of Raman Effect by Sir C V Raman. Raman Effect was discovered by the professor on February 28, 1928. This year, the National Science Day is celebrated under the theme

Theme: Women in Science

History

The National Science Day was first designated in 1986 and was first celebrated in 1987. Sir C V Raman announced his discovery on this day. He was later awarded the Nobel Prize for this discovery in 1930.

It was the National Council for Science and Technology that asked the GoI to pronounce February 28 as the National Science Day. The Council operates under Department of Science and Technology and is the nodal agency in implementing the celebrations of the day.

Raman Effect

The Effect states about scattering of light. When a beam of light comes out of a liquid, the light wave scattered in a direction is different from that of the incoming light wave.

National Children’s Science Congress Inaugurated at Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the National Children’s Science Congress to be held between 27-31 December at SOA (Deemed to be university) in Bhubaneswar, Odhisa. This is the 26th edition of the National Science Congress.

The focal theme of the 26th National Children’s Science Congress is “Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation.” The National Children’s Science Congress is being held at Odhisa for the second time. Children from across the country together with those from five Gulf and ASEAN countries are attending the event.

National Children’s Science Congress

National Children’s Science Congress is a nationwide Science Communication programme started in the year 1993. It is the programme of the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

National Children’s Science Congress aims at providing a forum for children from both formal school systems as well as from out of school of the age-group of 10-17 years to exhibit their creativity and innovativeness and more particularly their ability to solve a societal problem experienced locally, by using the method of science.

National Council for Science and Technology Communication

National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) is mandated to communicate science & technology to masses. Through its various programmes, the council aim to build capacity for informed decision making in the community. NCSTC encourages research in areas of Science & Technology communication, training of communicators, development of books, manuals, posters, exhibitions, films, radio programmes, and television programmes on different facets of science & technology and recognizing outstanding efforts through awards and incentives all over the country.