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Science Monitor: 12 December, 2020



Context: Nobel prize 2020 award ceremony conducted online on the 10th of December. Winners received the prizes at their home. Videos and photos of ceremonial presentations shown during the award ceremony.

 The official website of the Nobel Prize - NobelPrize.orgAbout the NOBEL PRICE 2020:

  • During the main awards ceremonies conducted in Stockholm and Oslo in view of the pandemic the Nobel foundation reconfigured the whole program and streamed it live.
  • The ceremony for Nobel peace prize was conducted at Oslo and the ceremony for the rest of the categories was conducted at Stockholm as per the normal tradition.
  • Before honouring the laureates in the ceremony, the king of Sweden addressed the winners from royal palace of Stockholm in the presence of the queen.


Context: IISF 2020 plans to create five world records. School children from across the country will participate online to be a part of the world record attempts.

 About the India International Science Festival (IISF) missions:

  • India international science festival has a tradition of creating world records and the sixth edition of the festival aims to keep up with this tradition by attempting to create five world records this year.Guinness World Record of most students assembling radio kits simultaneously  created at IISF, Kolkata
  • To establish the records school students from across the country will participate online in different activities related to science and disease prevention.
  • IISF may create a record of sorts for being the largest science festival to be held in a virtual format.
  • Students participation is going from across the globe so you will see the students not only from India even from abroad also are going to be part of it.

Events to be happen:

  • Assembling of a sundial kit
  • Hand washing activity
  • Life-saving habit of mask wearing
  • World record where thousands of students will wear the masks together
  • World record where thousands of students will wear the masks together
  • Hopes to register the largest ever attendance for a virtual science conference during a single week that is from 20th to 25th December.

3. Efficient method to harvest drinking water from humid air

Context: IIT Guwahati researchers develop novel materials to harvest water from humid air technology inspired by hydrophobic and hydrophilic plant surfaces does not require any cooling arrangement.