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International Geological Congress

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International Geological Congress

What to study?

For Prelims and mains: About IGC- significance.

Context: India is gearing up to host the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in March, 2020.

Key facts:

  • India is the only Asian country to host the event twice. In 1964, India had hosted it for the first time, which was the 22nd IGC.
  • Geological Survey of India is the nodal agency for organizing the event.

About International Geological Congress:

Popularly described as the Olympics of Geosciences.

It is a global geoscientific events held once in four years and participated by around 5000-6000 geoscientists from all across the world.

Theme: ‘Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Development’.

Sources: the Hindu.