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108th Indian Science Congress inaugurated by PM Modi

108th Indian Science Congress

Through video conferencing, Indian Science Congress’s 108th edition was officially inaugrated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University is hosting the five-day 108th session of ISC as it commemorates its centennial. He emphasised the nation’s expanding energy requirements and urged the scientific community to develop any advances in the area that would help the nation. 

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108th Indian Science Congress inaugurated by PM Modi: Key Points

  • The scientific community in India should try to make India a “aatma nirbhar,” according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on Tuesday (self reliant).
  • In his speech to the Indian Science Congress, the speaker emphasised that scientific advancement should be motivated by meeting India’s needs.
  • India accounts for 17% to 18% of the global population, thus as that country’s population grows, so will global advancement as a whole.
  • India is employing scientific methods to advance, and the results are evident, he claimed, noting that India rose to the 40th position in the global innovation index from the 81st position in 2015 among a list of 130 nations.
  • Scientific endeavours can become significant accomplishments when they leave the laboratory and “zameen” (the ground), when they have a global and grassroots impact, and when the changes are discernible in both research and real life.

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108th Indian Science Congress: Theme

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was prime minister at the time, was unable to attend the opening of the Indian Science Congress in Chandigarh in 2004 because of the terrible weather. The following day, he had to drive to Islamabad to attend the SAARC Summit.

“Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment” is the main theme of this year’s Science Congress. Discussions on sustainable development, women’s empowerment, and the role of science and technology in attaining these goals will take place throughout the annual Congress.

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About 108th Indian Science Congress Event

  • Departmental secretaries of science are anticipated to provide a roadmap for their professions through 2030.
  • Discussions on a variety of topics, such as the Covid pandemic, improvements in computer science, cancer research, space science, and vaccines, will also be included in the event.
  • The discussion will focus on strategies for boosting the representation of women in senior positions in academia, business, and government.
  • They will also discuss methods to improve the representation of women in STEM fields and to ensure their equality in terms of access to education, research opportunities, and employment.

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