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National Science Day 2020

Published on February 27, 2020
Current context: National Science Day (NSD) will be celebrated at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 28th February 2020.
 National Science Day 2020
  • The focal theme of the NSD 2020 is “WOMEN IN SCIENCE”.
  • The NSD is celebrated every year on 28th February to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’.
  • In 1930, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the 'Raman Effect'.
  • The day is observed as National Science Day (NSD) since 1986.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind will present a total of 21 awards for science communication and popularization as well as for women scientists. The awards include:
    1. National Award For Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology communication through Innovative and Traditional Method - Dr. Mahesh Verma, Dr. S. Nagarathinam, Dr. Rajendra Kumar.
    2. National Science and Technology and Communication Awards- Dr. Uma Kumar.
    3. Augmenting Writing Skills For Articulating Research (AWSAR) awards- Chris Felshia, Dr Joyita Sarkar.
    4. SERB Women Excellence Awards - Dr. Niti Kumar, Dr. Deepa Agashe, Dr. K. Geetharani.
    5. National Award For Young Woman Showing Excellence Through Application Of Technology For Societal Benefits- Dr. Shweta Rawat and Gupta Dr. Shalini.
  • National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) is the nodal agency to catalyze and coordinate celebration of the NSD throughout the country.

Question: 

Q.1 The National Science Day is observed every year on?
a. 21st May
b. 23rd December
c. 28th February
d. 30th January
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