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Chandrima Shah became the first woman president of Indian National Science Academy

Chandrima Shah became the first woman president of Indian National Science Academy

Chandrima Shah has been elected the first woman president of the Indian National Science Academy. Chandrima Shah will take over from 2020. She will replace Ajay Kumar Sood. The Indian National Science Academy has given this information on its website.

Chandrima Shah will have the responsibility to make science popular among the masses. She will also have to pay more attention to agreements with foreign institutions. Her highest priority will be to promote science more rapidly among the people.

Chandrima Shah

  • Chandrima Shah was born on 14 October 1952.
  • She will be the President of the Indian National Science Academy from 2020 to 2022.
  • She is the first woman to be appointed the president of the Indian National Science Academy.
  • Chandrima Shah is Professor of Eminence at the National Institute of Immunology, Delhi.
  • She was earlier the director of the National Institute of Immunology, Delhi.
  • She received his master's degree from the University of Calcutta.
  • She received his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology in the year 1980.
  • She was the Vice President of the Indian National Science Academy from 2016 to 2018.

Indian National Science Academy

  • The Indian National Science Academy is the apex body of Indian scientists.
  • The academy represents all branches of science and technology.
  •  The main objective of this academy is to promote science and its use in India.
  • The Indian National Institute of Science is now called the Indian National Science Academy.
  • This institution was established on 07 January 1935 in Calcutta.
  • It was headquartered in the Asiatic Society of Bengal till 1946.
  • Its headquarters was shifted to Delhi in the year 1951.
  • The Indian National Science Academy was established with the objective of spreading scientific knowledge in India.
  • It promote science for the advancement of science and the welfare of humanity and the nation.
Q.1 Who became the first chief of Indian National Science Academy?
A. Asima Chatterjee
B. Chandrima Shaha
C. Mangala Narlikar
D. Aditi Pant
Answer...
Ans: Chandrima Shaha
Q.2 From where the headquarter of Indian National Academy of Science was shifted to Delhi?
A. Kolkata
B. Mumbai
C. Ahmednagar
D. Bangaluru
Answer...
Ans: Kolkata

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