PIB Analysis 01-12-22

Vayu – The vital life force

  • To celebrate the spirit of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in the 75th year of Independence and channel dialogue on need for clean air in the country, a conference titled ‘Vayu – The vital life force’ is being organized at Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha from December 02 – 04, 2022.
  • This Conference is focused on varied air quality issues ranging from scientific discussions on climate change and pollution control to enriching our understanding on air quality from ancient scriptures and texts.
  • The aim of the Vayu conference is to build upon the multidimensional efforts taken by Governments to achieve our air quality targets as set in National Clean Air Program by uniting all the important stakeholders.

Manthan Platform

  • The Manthan platform won NSEIT the Best Tech Initiative of the Year at the Dun & Bradstreet Business Excellence Awards 2022 on 29th November 2022.
  • Manthan is a platform that promotes collaboration at scale between industry and the scientific research and development ecosystem.
  • The development of the platform was conceptualized and implemented by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India.
  • Manthan is aimed at promoting collaboration between industry and the scientific research and development ecosystem.
  • Launched on India’s 76th Independence Day, Manthan empowers multiple stakeholders to collaborate for co-creating solutions aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and our national scientific missions.
  • It is giving a thrust for innovative ideas and inventive minds to seamlessly collaborate and work towards making India a global innovation hub.
  • The Manthan platform is visionary and is a true enabler for the Government of India’s Digital India vision.