Topics Covered:Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
International Geological Congress
What to study?
For Prelims and mains: About IGC- significance.
Context: India is gearing up to host the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in March, 2020.
- India is the only Asian country to host the event twice. In 1964, India had hosted it for the first time, which was the 22nd IGC.
- Geological Survey of India is the nodal agency for organizing the event.
About International Geological Congress:
Popularly described as the Olympics of Geosciences.
It is a global geoscientific events held once in four years and participated by around 5000-6000 geoscientists from all across the world.
Theme: ‘Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Development’.
Sources: the Hindu.