Syllabus section: science and tech


Why in News?

The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Health & Family dedicated an Innovation Portal, developed by National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India, an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST)



• The National Innovation Portal (NIP) is currently home to about 1.15 lakh innovations scouted from common people of the country, covering Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary, and Human Health.

• Innovation Portal will create an eco-system where the Institutions will stand behind all those who can convert their ideas and innovations into entrepreneurship.

• The Innovation Portal in the coming days could be one of the significant contributions amongst all of our digital progress so far and would act as a bridge between people who are looking for innovative solutions and those who had been at the helm of their evolution.

• The Innovation Portal will help create local entrepreneurs out of grassroots ideas and will help bring ideas to the market.


Innovation Portal is a step towards AatmaNirbhar Bharat and an excellent resource for students, entrepreneurs, MSMEs, Technology Business Incubators (TBI’s), and common people engaged in a variety of occupations.


Source: PIB