Vijnana Bharati Current Affairs - 2019

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Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan: Nationwide science talent search examination

Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM), a nationwide science talent search examination will be held on 26th November 2017. It is unique initiative to give a boost to learning of science, technology and mathematics among youth-especially the school students.

Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan

The exam has been organized by eminent scientists and academicians associated with Vigyan Prasar (VP), an autonomous organisation under Department of Science and Technology and National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), Ministry of Human Resources and Development (HRD).

It will provide platform to India’s generation next to imbibe values of science and technology (S&T) for better future. The examination test will be conducted online and students can attend it through various digital devices like, laptop or desktop, mobile, tablet.

A record number of over 91,000 students from 2078 centres across country will take test on same day. Through VVM programme, India’s next generation will be made aware about India’s Rich Contribution to Science from ancient period to modern times.

Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA)

It is one of largest science movement in country led by eminent scientists. It aims to inculcate and generate scientific temper, foster excellence in students and nurture and mentor them for their careers in pure sciences.

First World Ocean Science Congress concludes in Kochi

First World Ocean Science Congress (WOSC) concluded in Kochi, Kerala.

The four-day-long event had started in Kochi on 5 February 2015.

Key facts about World Ocean Science Congress (WOSC)-2015

  • Themes of WOSC-2015: Protect Oceans for Posterity and Blue Economy.
  • It was organized by Swadeshi Science Movement, Vijnana Bharati, Kerala Chapter and the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS).
  • Eminent oceanographers, environmentalists, naval exponents and maritime industrialists from across the world participated in the event.
  • First edition of  WOSC-2015  witnessed to deliberate findings on sustainable means to utilise ocean resources without causing damage to the oceans and their marine life.
  • It also witnessed presentation of 450 technical papers in 13 sessions by 86 Indian institutions and 14 foreign institutions.

Outcomes of WOSC-2015

  • A set of recommendations have been outline in the congress. These ecommendations will be submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for further guidelines.
  • Delegates of  WOSC-2015 have urged the Union Government to form a separate ministry in the fields of ocean research and fisheries research in order to bring all the agencies and institutions working on it under one roof. This separate ministry will help for the smooth implementation and management of all the government policies related to the ocean and fisheries research sectors.