Indian Science Congress Focus on Development in TIRUPATI: The 104th Indian Science Congress, which is scheduled to be held between January 3 and January 7 in Tirupati, Will discuss a Vast range of subjects, With focus on Science and technology for national development.
ISC to focus on development
Some innovative subjects are placed for discussion in the ISC, in Which eminent scientists, faculty members and research scholars from universities and prestigious institutions are taking part.
In the plenary session there are 32 subjects in five sub-themes including methanol economy and blue economy and India’s efforts to achieve it and CRISPR-CAS9 (gene editing).
Methanol economy refers to a probable future economy in which methanol and dimethyl ether replace fossil fuels as a means of energy storage, Methanol can be produced from many Sources, as against the fossil fuel-based ethanol economy.
The Website wikipedia.com refers to blue economy is a business model to shift society from scarcity to abundance “With what is locally available”, by tackling issues that cause environmental and related problems in new Ways.
Other sub-themes are science and technology in the northeast, interaction With achievers in Science and technology, frontiers of defence research, Swachh Bharat, SmartCities, farms.
Indian Science Congress Focus on Development
According to Prof. D. Narayana Rao, general president of the Indian Science Congress Association, 10 academies of neighbouring countries will participate in the ISC. Malaysian Scientific Association, Srilankan Association for the Advancement of Science, PASRES from Ivory Coast, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation from Kenya, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, National Research Fund from Mozambique, The Czech Academy of Sciences,Japan Science and Technology Agency, Singapore National Academy of Science are participating in the meet, he Said, The plenary Sessions Will be conducted in 35 halls where the Seminars will be held parallel in morning and after. noon, he said.
Meanwhile, the Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, which will be the venue for the ISC is being given a facelift where all the buildings are coloured and internal
roads laid, Water fountains restored and flower saplings planted alongside the roads. According to SVU Vice-Chancellor Prof. A. Damodaram about 24 hostels, 34 seminar halls, 1,600 hostel rooms in the SVU are being renovated for the ISC. “We will develop the SVU as Green Campus, where the entire campus will get a facelift,” he said.