Top 5 Current Affairs Questions on DSIR-PRISM Scheme

An Alignment and Awareness Event for Publicity of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research – Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Startups and MSMEs (DSIR-PRISM) scheme was virtually inaugurated in IIT Delhi. DSIR-PRISM has been instrumental in providing support to individual innovators enabling inclusive development of India. PRISM extends its support to any citizen of the country through direct benefit transfer in the core technology areas like Water, Affordable Healthcare, Green Technology, Sewage Management, Industrially Utilizable Smart Materials, Clean Energy, Waste to Wealth aligned with our National objectives.

Q1. Who inaugurated the Alignment and Awareness Event for Publicity of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research – Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Startups and MSMEs (DSIR-PRISM) scheme?

Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan

Q2. Who organized Alignment and Awareness event for DSIR-PRISM?

DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology in association with three major National Initiatives i.e. Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), Ministry of Education; Smart India Hackathon (SIH), Ministry of Education and RuTAG, IIT Delhi.

Q3. How many people attended the virtual Alignment and Awareness event for DSIR-PRISM?

Approximately 3500 institutions and 50,000 innovators

Q4. Department of Scientific and Industrial Research operate under which ministry?

Ministry of Science and Technology

Q5. How is the grant provided under DSIR PRISM?

The grant is given in two phases: Phase I and Phase II.  This includes initial innovation stage and the advanced enterprise setup phase through DSIR outreach-cum-cluster innovation centres available throughout India. The grant in Phase I is around Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs and that for Phase II is maximum Rs. 50 lakhs.

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