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India International Science Festival 2020

  • 21 Oct 2020
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The 6th edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF) will be held virtually in 2020.

Key Points

  • IISF: It is a festival to celebrate the achievements of India’s scientific and technological advancements with students, innovators, craftsmen, farmers, scientists and technocrats from India and abroad.
    • It was launched in 2015 to promote Science and Technology and demonstrate how science could lead India towards a developed nation within a short span of time.
  • Aim: To engage the public with science and celebrate the joy of science and show the ways how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) provide solutions to improve people's lives.
  • Organising Agencies: Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) organise IISF every year.
  • IISF 2020: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will spearhead the IISF 2020 with support of all other concerned ministries and departments.
    • CSIR is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Vijnana Bharati

  • Swadeshi Science Movement was started in Indian Institute of Science- Bengaluru by a few eminent scientists under the guidance of Prof. K I Vasu.
    • This movement gradually gained momentum and emerged as an organization with national presence.
  • In 1991, it was decided to launch the Swadeshi Science Movement at all India Level and named it Vijnana Bharati.
  • It’s one of the objectives is to motivate young scientists towards greater creativity and originality.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.

Source: PIB

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