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Daily Current Affairs – 2020

Topic: For Prelims and Mains

Start – UP

Why in News?

 The Central Government has now decided to nominate the non-official members on the National Startup Advisory Council .

  • The members will comprise of various stakeholders such as founders of successful startups & veterans who have scaled companies in India.
  • The term of the non-official members will be for a period of two years.

 National Startup Advisory Council:

 The Government has set up a National Startup Advisory Council  in 2020 to advise the Centre on measures needed to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and start-ups in the country.

Composition of the Council:

  • Chairman: Minister for Commerce & Industry.
  • Convener of the Council: Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.
  • Ex-officio Members: Nominees of the concerned Ministries/Departments/Organizations not below the rank of Joint Secretary.
  • Non-official members

Functions:

  • To suggest measures to foster a culture of innovation amongst citizens and students.
  • To promote innovation in all sectors of the economy across the country.
  • To suggest measures to facilitate public organizations to assimilate innovation.
  • To improve public service delivery.
  • creation, protection and commercialization of intellectual property rights

Facts for Prelims:

Government announces 23rd January to be celebrated as “PARAKRAM DIWAS’ every year.

  • Government of India has decided to celebrate the 125th Birth Anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in a befitting manner at national and international level, beginning from 23rd January 2021.
  • A High Level Committee, headed by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has been constituted for deciding the programs.

Objectives:

  • To honour and remember Netaji’s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation,
  • To inspire people of the country, especially the youth,
  • To act with fortitude in the face of adversity as Netaji did,
  • To infuse in youths a spirit of patriotic fervour.

 

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