Women Bio-Tech Incubator

Golden Jubilee Women Biotech Park Inaugurated

Question: Where was the IISF-2017 organized recently?
(a)  Jaipur
(b) Chennai
(c) Bangalore
(d) Uttar Pradesh
Answer :(b) 
Related Facts:

  • On October 16th, 2017, Union Minister of Science & Technology Dr. Harshvardhan inaugurated Women Bio-tech Incubator at Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women Society during IISF, 2017 in Chennai.
  • M. S. Swaminathan, Founder Chairman, Women Biotech Park, and State Minister of Industry, Government of Tamilnadu – Shri M C Sampath were present at the occasion.
  • Biotech Park is a good example of a Centre and State Government Partnership.
  • With the support of the State Government it will drive many important initiatives under Start up India and Make in India.
  • Women Scientists Conclave with the theme “Women Scientist and Entrepreneurs – Game Changers Driving Science for New India” was held as a part of India International Science Congress, 2017 in Chennai.
  • The Atal Innovation Mission also aims to promote the innovation ecosystem.
  • The Conclave is being attended by over 350 Women Scientists, Researchers, Faculty and Entrepreneurs.
  • Harshvardhan also released a book – Genesis of Biotech Park – on this occasion.
  • It is noteworthy that The first women to receive a medical doctorate degree was  Anandibai Joshee in 1885, the first Indian women Doctorate in Basic Science wasJanaki Ammal in 1931 and India’s first woman to get a doctorate of science from an Indian university was Asima Chatterjee in 1944.

Reference:
http://www.dbtindia.nic.in/iisf-festival-2017-inaugurated/
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171742
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=67702

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