FICCI Current Affairs
The first ever India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property (IP) was launched in New Delhi to deepen bilateral strategic cooperation on IP policy. It was launched by US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) and Industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in partnership with US-India Business Council (USIBC). It will be convened annually, alternating between New Delhi and Washington, DC.
India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property
The dialogue aims to identify solutions and also share technical knowledge and expertise between both countries in IP domain. It will provide platform to experts from both countries to develop stronger understanding of uniform IP frameworks and create solutions in collaborative way. The discussions under this dialogue included focus on joint opportunities and challenges related to whole spectrum of IP, including patent filing, regulatory landscape, copyright and infringement, technology transfer, and enforcement. Its recommendations will be shared with both governments to deepen strategic cooperation on IP policy.
FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), the women’s wing of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has launched WOW (Wellness of Women) mobile application aimed at creating awareness on preventive healthcare for women across the country.
WOW app is backed by Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals Group that offers access to renowned doctors and provides health tips. It provides easy to use platform that allows users to talk to doctors through video conferencing or connect with them via voice or email. It also allows users to upload clinical information such as reports, images and scans so that experts can provide opinion within stipulated time. The app gives emphasis on generating awareness and preventive measures along with providing international care treatment.
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India. It is a non-governmental and non-profit organization. It was established in 1927 and is headquartered in New Delhi. Its mandate is to enhance efficiency and global competitiveness of Indian industry. It also seeks to expand business opportunities both in domestic and foreign markets through range of specialized services and global linkages.