108th Indian Science Congress
- The 108th session of Indian Science Congress (ISC) has been launched in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addressed the Indian Science Congress 2023.
- The event is being hosted by the Nagpur University at its Amravati Road Campus.
- The focal theme of ISC 2022 is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment.”
- The key highlight of ISC is sustainable development with inclusive involvement of all sections of society including women.
- The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) owes its origin to the foresight and initiative of two British Chemists, namely, Professor J. L. Simonsen and Professor P.S. MacMahon.
- The first meeting of the Congress was held in January, 1914 at the premises of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
Samvidhan Udyan (Constitution Park) at Raj Bhavan in Jaipur
- President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the Constitution Park at Raj Bhavan.
- The Constitution Park was built by the Jaipur Development Authority at an estimated cost of Rs 9 crore
- The Park showcases the Constitution’s journey from its making to its implementation through sculptures and pictures on paneled glass, among others.
Background of Indian Constitution
- In 1928, the All Parties Conference convened a committee in Lucknow to prepare the Constitution of India, which was known as the Nehru Report.
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is widely regarded as the father of the Indian Constitution.
- It was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on 26 November 1949 and became effective on 26 January 1950.