On February 28, National Science Day (NSD) was celebrated at Vigyan Bhawan with Women in Science as the focal theme of the programme.
More on News:
A total of 21 awards were given on NSD for thorough Application of Technology for Societal Benefits which includes:-
- National Science and Technology and Communication Awards,
- Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) awards,
- SERB Women Excellence Awards and
- National Award for Young Woman Showing Excellence.
National Science Day
- It is celebrated every year on 28 February.
- It is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’, which led to Sir C.V. Raman won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.
- National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology (DST) acts as a nodal agency to support, catalyze and coordinate celebration of the National Science Day throughout the country.
- NCSTC has supported various programmes countrywide by supporting its State S&T Councils & Departments for organization of lectures, quizzes, open houses, etc.
What is Raman Effect
- The Raman Effect is a phenomenon in spectroscopy discovered by the physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman in 1928.
- This was the first Nobel Prize by an Indian in the field of Science.
- The Raman Effect is a change in the wavelength of light that occurs when a light beam is deflected by molecules.
- Most of this scattered light is of unchanged wavelength.
- A small part, however, has wavelengths different from that of the incident light; its presence is a result of the Raman Effect.