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KAPILA Campaign

 

KAPILA Campaign- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • GS Paper 3: Science and Technology- Awareness and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

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KAPILA Campaign- Context

  • The Union Government launched a campaign KAPILA Campaign for Intellectual Property Literacy and creating patent awareness in 2020.
    • KAPILA Full Form: Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness Campaign.
  • According to the recent data provided by the Ministry of State for Education, more than 46,000 users have registered for KAPILA awareness programs.

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KAPILA Campaign- Key Points

  • About: KAPILA campaign is an IP literacy program that seeks to increase awareness regarding the protection and exploitation of Intellectual Property (IP).
    • KAPILA Kalam Program was launched on the 89th birth anniversary of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • Key Objectives: KAPILA Awareness Program aims-
    • To provide funding support in order to promote the filing of Intellectual Property (IP) in Higher Education Institutions. KAPILA Portal has been launched for the same.
    • To create awareness regarding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs),
    • To enable IP protection of inventions originating from faculty and students of HEIs,
    • Development of Credit Course on IPR,
    • Training program on IPR for faculty and students of HEIs and
    • Sensitization and development of vibrant IP filing system.
  • Key initiatives under KAPILA Campaign: Under the KAPILA initiative, the following noteworthy activities have been conducted-
    • Intellectual Property (IP) Clinic,
    • Case Studies/ Articles regarding Innovation and Intellectual Property and
    • Online awareness programs and
    • National Intellectual Property Literacy Week (NIPLW) KAPILA Campaign.

 

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