What is the News?
The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has launched the 7th edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF).
What is the India International Science Festival(IISF)?
IISF is a joint program of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences and VijnanaBharati (VIBHA) a swadeshi movement of Bharat.
Purpose: To celebrate science along with people in India and across the globe.
First Edition: The first program of IISF was held in the year 2015 and the sixth edition of this annual event was organised in the year 2020.
Nodal Agency for IISF-2021: National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, an autonomous institute under the MoES.
The theme for 2021: ‘Celebrating Creativity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Prosperous India’.
Note: IISF 2021 is being organised in a hybrid model. It will be available for both virtual and in-person meet.
Significance: IISF is an integral part of India’s long-term vision in developing and widening the spectrum of scientific temper for sustainable development and new technological innovations in India.
Source: This post is based on the article “Union Minister to inaugurate the seventh edition of India International Science festival, IISF at Panaji, Goa” published by PIB on 16th November 2021.