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Manthan Platform Launched

Manthan Platform- 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.

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Manthan Platform in News

  • Recently, the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India (GoI) announced the launch of the Manthan platform.
    • The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) is entrusted with the vision to enable and empower all spheres of science and technology within the country.
  • Manthan Platform commemorates India’s 75 years of independence – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsavand presents an opportunity to bring national and global communities closer to India’s technology revolution.


Manthan Platform

  • About: The Manthan Platform is unique and will provide the necessary fulcrum for transforming our nation through innovative ideas, inventive minds, and public-private-academia collaboration to achieve our sustainability goals.
  • Mandate: Manthan Platform aims to promote collaboration at scale between industry and the scientific research and development ecosystem in India.
    • It will help meet India’s sustainability goals in alignment with the UN defined Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) charter.
  • Implementation: the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India (GoI) is implementing Manthan Platform.
    • Manthan Platform is powered by NSEIT Limited which is its trusted knowledge and technology partner.


Manthan Platform Significance

  • The Manthan Platform provides the necessary impetus to promote collaboration at scale between the demand side and supply side users.
    • This will help ideas to thrive, technology to enhance communities, and deliver results that can catapult the nation towards many more glorious chapters.
  • Manthan will help new concepts, science-led ideas, and new technology outcomes find swifter adoption across the country.
  • The Manthan platform will facilitate knowledge transfers and interactions through Information Exchange Sessions, Exhibitions, and Events to develop a framework for future science, innovation, and technology-led growth.
  • Manthan will empower to scale up the interactions among stakeholders, facilitate research and innovation, and share challenges in various emerging technologies and scientific interventions, including those that make a Social Impact.



Key Facts about Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM)

  • About: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.
    • Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is an embodiment of all that is progressive about India’s socio-cultural, political, and economic identity.
  • Celebrating People of India: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is dedicated to the people of India who have been instrumental in bringing India thus far in its evolutionary journey.
    • People of India also hold within them the power and potential to enable the Prime Minister’s vision of activating India 2.0, fuelled by the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • Beginning of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: The official journey of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” commenced on 12th March 2021 which starts a 75-week countdown to our 75th anniversary of Independence.
  • Categorize: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is envisioned to be celebrated in five categories –
    • Freedom Struggle,
    • Idea @75,
    • Achievements @75,
    • Action @75 and
    • Resolve @75


Scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science (SPoCS)

Scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science (SPoCS)

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