Monday, 10 August 2020

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10 August 2020 Current Affairs:India-Canada IC-IMPACTS Annual Research Conference was held on 6-7 August 2020. IC-IMPACTS hosted the 2020 Annual Research Conference online this year. They discussed the ways of taking cooperation to a new level. The Conference was organized virtually by the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnership to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS).

Conference Highlights:
♦ The conference aimed to strengthen the existing international connections, sharing best practices in multiple areas, and initiating new collaborations in government and institutions.
♦ The major focus areas of research cooperation are green buildings and smart cities; occupants survivability in buildings during fires.
♦ The Conference highlighted the integrated water management & safe and sustainable infrastructure and health problems arising from water-borne and infectious diseases.
♦ Around 200 Indian and Canadian participants participated in the virtual conference.

Department of Science and Technology (DST) has been working with IC-IMPACTS for research partnerships since 2013. The partnership is aimed towards working hand-in-hand with communities in the two countries to develop community-based solutions for the most urgent needs.

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