Vijay Prasad Dimri Appointed President of 36th Intl Geological Congress

Scientist Vijay Prasad Dimri has been appointed as the president of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC), a global platform for the advancement of earth science, to be held in 2020.

He has replaced Shailesh Nayak. India, along with its co-host neighboring countries Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka, and Pakistan won the bid to host the 36th IGC in the National Capital Region from March 2 -8, 2020.
News In-a-Line:
Scientist Vijay Prasad Dimri- appointed president of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC)- replaced Shailesh Nayak.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. IGC- International Geological Congress, Founded as a non-profit scientific and educational organization in 1878
  2. India had organized the 22nd session of IGC at New Delhi in 1964, the first IGC in Asia.

Source- The Outlook