International Union of Geological Sciences Current Affairs, GK & News

Anthropocene Epoch

The Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) has voted in favour of designating a new geological epoch the Anthropocene. The panel will now submit a formal proposal for the new epoch to the International Commission on Stratigraphy which oversees the official geologic time chart. The final ratification about the new epoch will be made by the executive ..

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India to host 36th International Geological Congress (IGC – 2020)

The 36th edition of International Geological Congress (IGC – 2020) will be held in New Delhi, India in the year 2020. The event is being jointly funded by the Ministry of Mines (MoM) and Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) with the active support of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the Science Academies of ..

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India to host 36th International Geological Congress in 2020

India is going to host 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in 2020 in NCR New Delhi. India had won the bid in 2012 at 34th IGC Brisbane, Australia to host the Congress in 2020. Recently, delegation of International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) had visited India to discuss preparatory aspects of 36th IGC. Key Facts ..

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Vijay Prasad Dimri appointed as president of 36th International Geological Congress (IGC – 2020)

Scientist Dr Vijay Prasad Dimri has been appointed as the president of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC), a global platform for the advancement of earth science, to be held in New Delhi from March 2 -8, 2020. He succeeded Shailesh Nayak. India is hosting the IGC in 2020 after a period of 56 years. ..

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