Consider the following statements about the INSPIRE Awards (MANAK):

  1. It has been started by Department of Science and Technology (DST) 
  2. It is being implemented with the help of National Innovation Foundation (NIF)
  3. The programme will help to solve the country’s problem through technology

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

INSPIRE Awards (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) has been renamed as MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge). It is an initiative of Department of Science and Technology, and is being implemented with the help of National Innovation Foundation (NIF). The programme will help to provide technological solutions to the country.

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