KBC 2021: Who was the first lady scientist elected as the general president of the Indian Science Congress in 1975?
Vijay Laxmi Saxena
Answer: Asima Chatterjee
Asima Chatterjee was an Indian organic chemist noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Her most notable work includes research on vinca alkaloids, the development of anti-epileptic drugs, and development of anti-malarial drugs. She also authored a considerable volume of work on medicinal plants of the Indian subcontinent. She was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Science from an Indian university
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