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IISc will serve as the Secretariat for G20 science working group

Published on January 01, 2023
Current Context: The G20 summit's Science 20 (S20) working committee on science has selected the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru as its secretariat.
IISc will serve as the Secretariat for G20 science working group
  • The Science 20 (S20) 2023 will work towards resolving common global-level challenges like poverty
  • Science 20 [S20]
    • S20 will be crucial in unifying G20 member countries' development initiatives and addressing global issues like poverty. The S20 summit is a reflection of India's aspirations to chart a new course for development.
    • The theme of the S20 2023 is “Disruptive Science for Innovative and Sustainable Develop”.
    • It will focus on mainly three important issues. These three issues will be reviewed at conferences that take place in Agartala, Lakshadweep, and Bhopal in 2023.
      1. Universal Holistic Health
      2. Clean Energy for Green Future
      3. Connecting Science to Society and Culture
    • In addition to the discussion, there will be a summit meeting in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and an inaugural conference in Puducherry. The S20 summit, which will be held in Coimbatore next year, will bring together all the science ministers from the G20 countries.
  • G20:
    • The Group of Twenty (G20) is the top international economic cooperation body, made up of the European Union and 19 other nations (EU).
    • From December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2023, India will be the G20's president.
    • The G20 presidency of India will be centered on the theme of "One Earth One Family," or “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.”

Question: 

Q.1 The G20 summit's Science 20 (S20) working committee on science has selected whom as its secretariat.
a. IIT Madra
b. IIT Kharagpur
c. IISC Bengaluru
d. IIT Kanpur
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