Innovations: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Indo-US IUSSTF to address COVID-19 challenges

Published: April 13, 2020

The IUSSTF, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum has invited proposals from Indian and American scientists. The proposals will demonstrate value and benefits of Indo-US partnership in COVID-19 research. Highlights The global partnerships and collaborations are bringing together scientists and engineers from different parts of the world to find solutions for COVID-19. The IUSSTF is now ..

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Wormivet: Herbal Medication developed by NIF to treat worms

Published: April 12, 2020

The National Innovation foundation India has developed an indigenous herbal medicine called Wormivet. It is an alternative to chemical methods that are currently being used to treat worms. Highlights The Wormivet is used to treat endoparasite worms in livestock. A patent has been filed on the invention. The patent has been given in the name ..

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Start-up Sangam Initiative: Oil companies to back 30 start-ups with Rs 320-crore fund

Published: October 26, 2017

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas launched Start-up Sangam initiative to develop new business models, marketing plans, technology and innovations in heavy oil and gas industry sector by supporting 30 start-ups. For the same, 10 oil and gas PSUs have setup Rs. 320-crore venture capital fund to encourage start-ups based on innovative ideas in the ..

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Gujarat Government launches India’s first Student Startup and Innovation Policy

Published: January 11, 2017

Gujarat government launched India’s first student startup and innovation policy with an aims to provide Rs 200 crore in the form of grants to ideas developed by students/ The policy aims to support over 1,000 innovation per year in the state and create pre-incubation support in all universities of the state. Key Facts The policy ..

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President launches IMPRINT India initiative of IITs and IISC

Published: November 6, 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee launched Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India to boost research in the country. The initiative is joint venture of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISC). Key facts IMPRINT India initiative seeks to develop a roadmap for research in order to solve major engineering and technology challenges ..

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