Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 107th Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru today.
The theme of the congress this year is “Science and Technology: Rural Development”. The five-day event will bring together science fraternity across the world to discuss scientific innovation and research.
Several senior scientists from India and abroad along with several government officials will be participating in this event to exchange their views on a range of scientific issues, both at the national and international level. Nobel Laureates including German Physicist Prof. Stefan Hell and Prof. Ada E. Yonath from Israel are also participating in the mega event.
There will be 28 Plenary Sessions during the event on areas ranging from Climate Smart Agriculture for Food Security, Crop Improvement Towards Food and Nutrition Security, Materials Science And Technology For Rural Development, Challenges and Opportunities In Cancer Drug Discovery, Artificial Intelligence And Medical Technology, Advances In Basic Medical And Clinical Interactions, Non-Communicable Diseases In Rural Population as well as Cancer Research – Therapeutic Applications.
Four Public lectures by eminent personalities like Nobel laureate Prof. Stefan Hell will be organized in the Science Congress. It will cover topics like Ultra-sharp Fluorescence Microscopy, scientists across disciplines ranging from basic science to applications in the industry, the acute problem of modern medicine, lifestyle diseases to recent advances in cardiac sciences
With a focus on Rural Development through Science and Technology, for the first time in the history of Indian Science Congress, a Farmers Science Congress is being held. It will cover themes ranging from farmers innovation on integrated agriculture and entrepreneurship for doubling farmers income, climate change, biodiversity, conservation, ecosystem services and farmers empowerment to agrarian distress, rural bio-entrepreneurship and policy issues.
Children’s Science Congress, Women Science Congress, Former Vice Chancellors’ Science Congress, Science Communicators Meet – 2020, Mega Science Exhibition – PRIDE OF INDIA- ISC EXPO will be held during the event.