Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC)
What to study?
For Prelims: About NCSC, NCSTC.
For Mains: Significance of the platform.
Context: The latest edition of National Children’s Science Congress was held in Thiruvananthapuram.
Theme: “Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation”.
National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC):
It is a nationwide Science Communication programme started in the year 1993.
It is a programme of National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
It is a forum children of the age-group of 10-17 years, both from formal school system as well as from out of school, to exhibit their creativity and innovativeness and more particularly their ability to solve a societal problem experienced locally using by method of science.
About National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC):
It is mandated to communicate science & technology to masses.
- It is a registered body guided by a Board of Governors with headquarters at Delhi.
- It has about eighty members spread in all states and union territories.
- Volunteers in districts lend it great strength and capability for implementing projects that reach the common man and woman.