A noted chemist Bipul Behari Saha has been elected as a bureau member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) for the period 2020-23. He is the second Indian after CNR Rao to be elected for this position in a century.
IUPAC is the largest global organization of Chemistry professionals. It was founded 100 years ago. IUPAC has the responsibility of naming all new elements and compounds, declare atomic weights and physical constants, update Periodic table and carry out research projects. It is comprised of 12 Committees and 8 Divisions.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry: Qi-Feng Zhou.
- Headquarters of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry: North Carolina, United States.