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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.


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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