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Post at: May 06 2022

36th International Geological Congress

Why in News?

  • 36th International Geological Congress has been organized in New Delhi. It held virtually between March 20-22, 2022.
  • Theme of the conference :- "Geosciences : The Basic Science for a Sustainable Future".
  • Associated Ministry and countries - 36th IGC is a joint endeavour of the Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Earth Science, Indian National Science Academy and the Science Academies of Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
  • Described as the Olympics of Geo Sciences.

About International Geological Congress

  • The IGC is organized every four years under the Supervision of the International union of Geological Congress (IUGC).
  • The event would provide a unique platform for knowledge and experience sharing in the field of geosciences and professional networking.
  • It would give first hand information on latest technologies in mining, mineral exploration and management of water mineral resource and environment.
  • It would also facilitate increase academic production and create opportunities for capacity building across geoscientific streams.
  • This event will help in achieving the sustainable Development Goals.
  • India has hosted the 22nd IGC 58 years ago which was held for the first time in Asia.


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