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Atal Innovation Mission: NITI Aayog and MyGov Launches Innovate India Platform

A platform that aims to encourage & promote innovation. NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission and MyGov has jointly launched 
 Atal Innovation Mission: NITI Aayog and MyGov Launches Innovate India Platform

'#InnovateIndia Platform' (https://innovate.mygov.in/innovateindia/).
  • It is a citizen-centric platform that aims to serve as a common point for all innovation happenings across the nation.

About the Innovate India Platform:

  • It creates a much-needed innovations platform for registering both grassroots and deep-tech innovators at the national level.
  • It will help those who are searching for critical innovation for benefit of the economy as well as national social needs.
  • It is open to all Indian citizens. 
  • Using it, users can view, comment, share, and rate innovations crowdsourced on #InnovateIndia platform.
  • They can view the leaderboard which is calculated based on votes on each innovation.
  • It allows citizens to share their organization's or someone else’s innovation on the platform by logging in to MyGov website.
  • These innovations can also be shared on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

About Atal Innovation Mission (AIM):

  • AIM is NITI Aayog’s flagship initiative to promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.
  • It is mandated to create an umbrella structure to oversee the innovation ecosystem of the country and revolutionizing the innovation eco-system by touching upon the entire innovation life cycle through various programs.

What are the objectives of AIM?

    • Develop new programmes and policies for fostering innovation in different sectors of the economy. 
    • Provide platform and collaboration opportunities for different stakeholders and create awareness. 
    • Create an umbrella structure to oversee the innovation ecosystem of the country.
  • The sub-schemes of AIM include establishing Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) and Atal Incubation Centers (AICs), for providing scaling up support to the Established Incubation Centres.
  • It also includes finding ultra-low cost solution to India’s most intractable problems through Atal Grand Challenges and Atal Vikas Challenges.

About MyGov Portal:

  • It is a citizen engagement platform launched by the Central Government in 2014 to promote active participation of citizens in the country’s governance and development.
  • Its objective is to a create common platform for Indian citizens to crowdsource governance ideas from citizens.
  • It allows users (citizens) to discuss and contribute on various government projects and plans.
  • It is hosted and managed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).

Questions:

Q1. What is the NITI Aayog’s flagship initiative to promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country?
a. Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan
b. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)
c. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yogna (PMJDY)
d. None of the above

Q2. Which platform has been jointly launced by NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission and MyGov?
a. Rising India Platform
b. Make in India Platform
c. Innovate India Platform
d. None of the above
Atal Innovation Mission: NITI Aayog and MyGov Launches Innovate India Platform  Atal Innovation Mission: NITI Aayog and MyGov Launches Innovate India Platform Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on July 28, 2018 Rating: 5

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