Innovation in India

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Introduction

  • Innovation at the heart of all progress of mankind are connected with the lives of the common man like Health, discovery of DNA profiling, stem cell research, organ donations, heart transplants, Innovations in satellites and rural connectivity have further boosted India’s efforts to earn its rightful place in the comity of nations.
  • The green revolution was an innovation that helped convert India into a food sufficient nation from a food scarce nation.
  • The MHRD innovation cell (MIC), Atal Ranking of institutions of innovation  achievements (ARIIA),GIAN ,SPARC ,Atal innovation mission and innovations in public systems like the BHIM App,e-NAM etc have contributed to the innovative spirit in India. 
  • The metro rail is one of the most innovative modern transport systems and has made a huge difference to the public transport system.
  • Collective efforts by all relevant stakeholders and teaching young minds to think out of the box rather than just get through rot learning can make all the difference. MHRD innovation cell (MIC)
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development has established MIC to foster the culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the country.

ARIIA

Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to rank major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties.

Atal Innovation Mission

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is Government of India’s endeavor to promote generation of innovative ideas and entrepreneurship through Self-employment and Talent Utilization.

BHIM App

Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is a payment app that was launched in 2016.It helps make simple, easy and quick transactions using Unified Payments Interface (UPI) through its ID or QR scan and brings in Financial Inclusion to the nation.

DNA profiling

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that contains the instruction codes needed for development and function of an organism. The codes are made up of four chemical bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C) and thymine (T).   Profiling is the process of obtaining a specific DNA pattern (profile) from a person or sample of body tissue.

Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)

SPARC aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Educational Institutions by facilitating joint academic and research collaborations  with international relevance.

Stem cell 

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can turn into specific cells, as the body needs them.

They originate from two main sources: adult body tissues and embryos.

The Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)

GIAN programme was launched for Human Resource Development at the IIT Gandhi Nagar.

It brings into practice the belief of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ for institutions, faculty and students to embrace new knowledge frontiers.

e-NAM National Agriculture Market NAM is a Government promoted electronic trading portal which networks the existing mandis to a unified market for agricultural commodities.

 

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