National Science Day:28th February:
National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on 28th February to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ by Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930. The first NSD was celebrated in1987.
- Basic Objective: To propagate the message of the importance of science and its application among the people.
- 2021 Theme: ‘Future of STI (Science, Technology and Innovations): Impacts on Education, Skills, and Work’.
- Nodal Agency to Support Celebration: National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) of Ministry of Science and Technology.
- National S&T Communication Awards, Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) awards, and SERB Women Excellence Awards and Rajendra Prabhu Memorial Appreciation Shield for outstanding work in science media and journalism.
- The first-ever National S&T Databases on S&T Awards in India and Indian origin Academicians abroad, was released.
- Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR): AWSAR is an initiative that aims to disseminate Indian research stories among the masses in an easy-to-understand and interesting format.