New Delhi: India Worldwide Science Pageant (2020) is being organized by the Ministry of Science & Expertise and Ministry of Earth Sciences in collaboration with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA). Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, chatting with All India Radio, stated that in view of the clarion name of the Prime Minister, the central theme of IISF 2020 is ‘Science for Self-Reliant India and World Welfare’ to strengthen the imaginative and prescient of ‘Aatmnirbhar Bharat’.
Dr. Mande added that together with different themes, a few new themes have been included this 12 months. “In some occasions, social science is built-in with pure sciences and on this approach occasion resembling ‘Science and philosophy’, ‘Science Training in India’ and ‘Video games and Toys’ have been included in IISF 2020”, hesaid. Speaking concerning the S&T efforts in India, he stated that “our nation has confronted so many challenges since independence and the scientists and technologists of the nation have at all times taken these challenges as alternatives to serve the society. This 12 months, we witnessed an unprecedented COVID pandemic and on this scenario, we thought that we must always convert this problem into alternative. And in that perspective, in IISF 2020, we now have created a digital platform on which a number of 1000’s of individuals will come collectively and talk about the problems involved with self-reliant India and world welfare:, he added. The entire registration on this mega science pageant has crossed 90,000 (Ninety Thousand).
In dialog with All India Radio, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan stated that science and expertise have nice function in making our nation self-reliant in addition to to satisfy the function for world welfare. “India can also be rising as a scientific chief in world group”, he stated.
Dr. Rajeevan stated that in IISF 2020, the Ministry of Earth Sciences is contributing in two broad themes ‘Clear Air’ and ‘Water’. “Indian authorities has an emphasis to cut back air air pollution and efforts are being made to enhance the air high quality. MoES is deeply concerned in S&T intervention on this path. Ingesting water is a basic want of each citizen. MoES makes use of indigenous applied sciences to supply consuming water. Within the IISF 2020, the scientific features and technological interventions within the clear air and water will likely be showcased in numerous fascinating methods in order that normal public can perceive and imbibe our efforts”, he added. MoES is among the organisers of IISF 2020.
India Science, a devoted science channel on OTT platform has additionally began a dialogue sequence on the occasions of the IISF 2020. On this sequence, they reside telecast a dialogue present on 19 December 2020 and the themes coated on this present had been Clear Air, Water, Vitality and Philosophy & Science. The coordinators of those occasions in IISF 2020 had been invited for this program. Dr. SachinGhude, Scientist, MoES-IITM, Pune mentioned about Clear Air occasion included in IISF. Dr. Sangeeta M. Kasture, Scientist, DBT elaborated the actions and periods to be organized below the Vitality occasion. Dr. MadhulikaBhati, Scientist, CSIR-NISTADS gave her inputs on Water occasion and stated that “Jal Vimarsh” and “Jal Chitra” actions have been included and ‘Jal Warriors’ will likely be recognized throughout the occasion who will unfold the message of water conservation. Dr. Sujit Bhattacharya, Scientist, CSIR-NISTADS mentioned on the occasion based mostly on ‘Philosophy and Science’.
“Our institute has began two vital excessive worth initiatives as part of extensional actions immediately associated to societal work. First one, Division of Scientific and Industrial Analysis (DSIR) funded Widespread Analysis and Expertise Growth Hub (CRTDH) within the space of New Supplies, Chemical Processes, to assist native Micro Small and Medium Enterprises. The mission outlay is roughly Rs.12 Crore over the 5 years. The opposite one is, Farm Primarily based S&T Intervention for Socio-economic Growth within the Aspirational District of Nabarangpur, Odisha”, stated Prof. SuddhasatwaBasu, Director, Institute of Minerals and Supplies Expertise (CSIR-IMMT). He was addressing a webinar on science and Aatmnirbhar Bharat organized by Press Data Bureau, Bhubaneswar for the promotion of India Worldwide Science Pageant (IISF) 2020. He additionally stated that vital metals like iron and aluminum will be produced in excessive amount by the nation itself.
Speaking on the efforts on agriculture entrance Prof. SurendranathPasupalak, Chairman, Indian Council of Agriculture Analysis (ICAR) Analysis Complicated for Jap Area (ICAR-RCER), Patna stated that to extend the crop manufacturing genetically modified crops have additionally been launched as they’re reaping good outcomes. “Earlier we had been far behind within the rice manufacturing however now India is among the main nations in rice export. Science and expertise have performed a vital half in it and due to it we’re doing extraordinarily effectively” stated Prof. Pasupalak.
Climate forecasting is a vital side of agriculture as the suitable forecasting on the proper time will help farmers quite a bit. Additionally it is helpful for the fishermen who’re getting into sea for fishing. “As a consequence of strong climate forecasting system now, we’re offering correct climate forecasting to the farmers and fishermen” stated Dr. Sarat Chandra Sahu, Former Director, Indian Meteorological Division, Bhubaneswar. He stated that well timed climate forecast has save many lives throughout cyclones, storms and different such happenings.
To mark the theme of ‘Clear Air’ and to focus on its significance, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology-IITM (An Autonomous Institute of Ministry of Earth Sciences) organized a digital Curtain Raiser Ceremony for the IISF-2020. This programme was organized with Excessive Altitude Cloud Physics Laboratory (HACPL), Mahabaleshwar.
Prof. Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Director, IITM stated that HAPCL is positioned at Mahabaleshwar at an altitude of 1378 metre above imply sea stage and has been chosen for this occasion to focus on its distinctive contributions in the direction of the research of cloud microphysics and interplay between clouds and aerosol, orographic strategy of precipitation and associated dynamics.
Particular Visitor, Shri Jayant Sahasrabudhe, Nationwide Organising Secretary, Vijnana Bharati briefed about IISF actions and inspired the scientists to current science in an fascinating method with the accessible sources and mechanisms. He knowledgeable that numerous individuals had registered for this mega occasion and is prone to cross the one lakh mark. This time, the occasion will likely be open 24X7, enabling the scientists to take part from far-off nations.
Dr. G. Pandithurai Scientist and Venture Director of HACPL showcased a video clipfollowed by a digital tour to HACPL showcasing the R&D actions and observational amenities established by IITM at Mahabaleshwar.
CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar organized IISF2020 pre-event lecture sequence through which numerous faculty college students, school and employees/students of CSIR & different educational organizations participated just about.
Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, DG, CSIR & Secretary, DSIR delivering the keynote lecture on Organic Sciences talked concerning the historical past of evolution and adaptableness of life to surroundings. He went on to debate about messenger RNAs (mRNA) that kinds the premise of two of the COVID-19 vaccine forerunners – the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccine.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Kannan Srinivasan, Director, CSIR-CSMCRI hoped that the Indian society would make science an integral cloth of the tradition and worth it such that science too is widely known as a pageant in true spirit. Dr. SomakRaychaudhary, Director, IUCAA, Pune spoke on Astrophysics, highlighting the good contributions made by world famend Indian scientists like Prof. P. C. Vaidya and Dr. MeghnathSaha.
Prof. GadadharMisra from the Division of Arithmetic at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore defined about how arithmetic works within the background of each important utility of our day by day lives.
CSIR-Human Useful resource Growth Centre (HRDC), Ghaziabad too organized an Outreach Programme for IISF 2020. College students and Lecturers from numerous faculties and universities joined just about. Roughly 600 individuals joined by way of Fb reside and 40 individuals by way of MS-Groups.
Dr. R. Ok. Sinha, Head, CSIR-HRDC gave the transient details about the aim and the imaginative and prescient behind the outreach programme. He urged to take correct measures and observe all of the directions and tips issued by authorities for the precautions of COVID-19.
Dr. Nakul Parashar, Director, Vigyan Prasar emphasised on the idea of “Scientific Social Duty”. He additionally shared the mandate of Vigyan Prasar which communicates science and expertise to plenty by way of books, Journals, Motion pictures and Science festivals and many others. He proudly talked about that Vigyan Prasar has launched India’s OTT channel for science.
Dr. Srinagesh D., Chief Scientist, CSIR-NGRI made an in depth presentation on Earth and Earthquakes. He defined the How, Why and What concerning the earthquakes. He gave element data on the reason for earthquake and the science behind the earthquakes.
Prof. M. Pushpavathi, Director, All India Institute of Speech and Listening to (AIISH), Mysore, additionally empahsised on the scientific mood amongst college students. She urged the widespread and absolutely abled individuals to grasp and care concerning the issues of speech and listening to disabled individuals (Divyangajan). She defined the Speech Issues, Language peoblem and Listening to issues intimately and likewise shared success tales of the institute.
CSIR–Central Electrochemical Analysis Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi has organized numerous outreach actions (on-line) throughout 3-17 December 2020. Science Quiz for college students of faculties and faculties, Girls Scientists and Entrepreneurs Conclave, Nobel Day Lectures, Business & MSME Conclave, Jigyasa Nationwide Science Lecturers Congress and Younger Scientists Conclave.
Dr. N. Kalaiselvi, Director, CSIR–CECRI in her presidential handle, highlighted the significance of IISF to academicians, industrialists, analysis students and college students. She additionally highlighted CECRI’s R&D actions in alignment with self-reliant India particularly within the space of power conversion and storage. Dr. Kalaiselvi launched the Chief Visitor of the occasion, “Padma Bhushan” Dr. T. Ramasami, Former Secretary, Division of Science & Expertise, Govt. of India and Former Director, CSIR–CLRI, Chennai and Nayudamma Abdul Wahid Chair Professor on the Division of Leather-based Expertise, Anna College. In his valedictory lecture on “Science for Self-reliant India and World Welfare”, Dr. Ramasami recollected the wonderful achievements of CSIR–CECRI and CSIR–CLRI and appreciated the actions of CECRI which was the most important patent submitting institute. In his lecture, he careworn the significance of legacies which are the inspiration stones for future. Dr. Ramasami additionally listed out the sustainable growth objectives associated to world human welfare priorities.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Analysis-Nationwide Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Expertise (CSIR-NIIST) organised a two-day program on Jigyasa Outreach program for college college students as part of outreach exercise for India Worldwide Science Pageant 2020 (IISF).
The Programmewas attended by greater than 300 college students and plenty of of them interacted with the panelist by way of query reply session on normal science questions. Dr. U. S. Hareesh, Precept Scientist, CAIR-NIIST talked on the superior ceramics for fashionable functions. He defined and answered query within the totally different areas of analysis resembling materials science, meals expertise, molecular biology, photovoltaic, aluminium alloys, power associated analysis, dioxin analysis, waste administration, ceramics, natural chemistry and many others.Dr. A. Ajayaghosh, Director, CSIR-NIIST, impressed upon the youth to be interested by no matter occurring round them.
Vigyan Yatra is a significant outreach program of the IISF and below this round 35 places have been recognized in the entire nation the place fashionable science lecture and consciousness packages are being organized. IISF will likely be organised from 22-25 December 2020. The nodal establishment for the occasion is CSIR-Nationwide Institute of Science, Expertise and Growth Research (NISTADS), New Delhi. India Worldwide Science Pageant (IISF) 2020 is the most important science pageant on digital platform. This Science Pageant is organized collectively by Council of Scientific and Industrial Analysis (CSIR), Division of Science and Expertise (DST), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Division of Biotechnology (DBT), Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) in affiliation with Vijnana Bharati.