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PIB synopsis 21/01/2020

1.J&K to Become an International Sports Destination:- Minister of State(I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju said that the youth of J&K are full of capabilities but require opportunities to prove themselves.

Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, the Minster said that India lives in villages and by this special public outreach programme, the whole cabinet has come to the doorsteps of common masses inside villages and blocks to meet people directly, listen to their grievances andreceive  their feedback so as to implement the centrally sponsored schemes efficiently.

 

2)Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates India’s first global Mega Science Exhibition “Vigyan Samagam” in Delhi :-Dr Jitendra Singh congratulated the organisers for organising this exhibition, which is first of its kind initiative.

3)Round-table of UNAIDS on the theme “Access for all: Leveraging Innovations, Investments and Partnerships for Health” :-High-level roundtable of UNAIDS (The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) on the theme Access for all: Leveraging Innovations, Investments and Partnerships for Health at World Economic Forum at DavosSwitzerland.

Health needs to be accessible for all and innovative technologies and solutions can play a key role, including in bridging economic inequalities.

4)Startup India Tableau in Republic Day 2020:

Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry will showcase a tableau on Startup India in this year’s Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi. The tableau on the theme Startups: Reach for the Sky will showcase stages of the lifecycle of a startup and the all-round support provided by the Government in this journey. The tableau will depict how ideas come to life and how the innovations that emerge positively affect lives of the citizens of India.

 

5)Central Government Notifies National Startup Advisory Council:- 

The Central Government has notified the structure of the National Startup Advisory Council to advise the Government on measures needed to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in the country to drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities.

 

The National Startup Advisory Council will be chaired by Minster for Commerce & Industry. The Council will consist of the non-official members, to be nominated by Central Government, from various categories like founders of successful startups, veterans who have grown and scaled companies in India, persons capable of representing interests of investors into startups, persons capable of representing interests of incubators and accelerators and representatives of associations of stakeholders of startups and representatives of industry associations. The term of the non-official members of the Startup Advisory Council will be for a period of two years.

 

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