Innovation Current Affairs - 2020

Global Innovation Index: India ranks 48

On September 2, 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the Global Innovation Index. For the first time, India has ranked among top 50 countries. It has moved up to 48th rank from 52nd position in 2019. India was at the top position among central and southern Asian countries. The index was released based Read More…

Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovative Achievements, 2020 (ARIIA 2020)

On August 18, 2020, Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), 2020 was released. The rankings were announced by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. Highlights The Vice President announced the top ten institutes in public funded and five institutes in private and self-reliance categories. IIT Madras emerged as the best institute under the institute of Read More…

April 26: World Intellectual Property Day

Every year, the World Intellectual Property Day is marked on April 26 to encourage creativity and innovation. The day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000. This year, the World Intellectual Property Day is being marked under the theme Theme: Innovate for Green Future Significance The day is marked to celebrate Read More…

April 21: World Creativity and Innovation Day

Every year on April 21, the World Creativity and Innovation Day is celebrated by the United Nations. The day creates awareness about the importance of innovation and creativity to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. They are also called the Global goals. Highlights Creativity and Innovation are the two main wealth of a country in Read More…

CAWACH: Established by GoI to support startups working on COVID-19

The Department of Science and Technology has set up a Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health crisis. The centre is to be established at Rs 56 crores. Highlights The CAWACH is being established by the DST to support the start-ups. It is to be implemented by SINE, IIT Bombay. The initiative will help identify Read More…