108th Indian Science Congress:
Prime Minister will inaugurate inaugural session of the 108th Indian Science Congress through video conferencing on January 3, 2023.
- Indian Science Congress, the annual gathering of researchers in the country is organised by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
- Theme: “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment.”
- The first meeting of the Congress was held from January 15-17, 1914 at the premises of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
- There are fourteen sections which includes Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Earth System Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Medical Sciences etc.
Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA):
- Established in 1914, ISCA is a professional body under Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology.
- ISCA owes its origin to the foresight and initiative of two British Chemists, namely, Professor J. L. Simonsen and Professor P.S. MacMahon.