Atal Innovation Mission Current Affairs - 2020

Atal Innovation Mission: To promote Entrepreneurship

On June 5, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Atal Innovation Mission came together to promote culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in areas of mutual interest.

Highlights

The CSIR incubators will work under Atal Innovative Mission to support world class start ups in this new project. They will work together to bring up new models of innovation and set up CSIR innovation parks.

Benefits

The CSIR will contribute its strong knowledge base and provide world class researchers to make the project success. The Atal Innovative Mission in the other hand will foster innovation in different sectors to strengthen innovative ecosystem in the country.

What is the plan?

The CSIR will stimulate research and innovation in collaboration with ARISE. The ARISE initiative of Atal Innovative Mission is currently working to stimulate research and innovation in the MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises).

Through close cooperation between Jigyasa and Atal Tinkering labs, problem solving mind sets are to be created in schools all over India. JIGYASA is a student scientist connect programme where more than 3 lakh students all over the country are exposed to science and technology.

NITI Aayog launches Artificial Intelligence Modules in Schools

The GoI think tank NITI Aayog joined hands with the National Association of Software and Services (NASSCOM) and launched the Artificial Intelligence module for school students. The NITI Aayog is to be represented by Atal Innovation Mission of the think tank.

Highlights

The Artificial Intelligence module is to be implemented in 5,000 Atal Tinkering labs and this is to empower 2.5 million students. NITI Aayog believes that India shall add 1.3% of its GDP if machine learning and Artificial Intelligence are developed.

Significance

It is expected that the global Artificial Market is likely to grow to the range of 15 to 15.5 trillion USD by 2030. Of this India is to certainly contribute 1 trillion USD. Therefore, its is important to prepare work power to sustain the growth of the field. If Indian work power is not being prepared to fill the future requirement, the spaces will be occupied by foreign nationals. This will create unemployment amongst Indian citizens and also push Indian economy backwards.