31 July 2021: PIB Summary & Analysis

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. ‘ATL Tinkerpreneur Bootcamp’
2. Prelims Facts

1. ‘ATL Tinkerpreneur Bootcamp’

Context:

Atal Innovation Mission successfully completes two-month-long, one of its kind ‘ATL Tinkerpreneur Bootcamp’ across the country.

Details:

  • Designed for high school students across the nation, ‘ATL Tinkerpreneur’ saw a record-breaking 9000+ participants (including 4000+ girl participants) across 32 states and 298 districts.
  • The boot camp witnessed participation from 820 ATLs, 50+ live expert speaker sessions were conducted with over 4.5 lakh views and imparted 30+ digital and entrepreneurial skills.
  • The boot camp was focused on cultivating a hands-on innovative mindset among students.
  • These participants learnt the required digital skills, created and developed a business model around a digital product, generated a marketing plan, developed/established an online store, learnt business finance and culminated it by presenting their pitch deck in front of Industry experts.
  • The whole boot camp was designed to instil an innovative mindset as well as to help students go from an idea to a venture in a short time, by trying-failing-and trying again.
  • Participants leveraged the knowledge and hands-on involvement of 650+ Mentors (including 180+ women mentors), inculcated and applied their inputs and improved upon their ventures.

Read more about the Atal Innovation Mission in the link.


2. Prelims Facts

INS AIRAVAT 

  • INS Airavat is the third Shardul-class amphibious warfare vessel of the Indian Navy.
  • It is a large landing ship tank type of ship with a primary role to conduct amphibious operations and is capable of carrying multiple tanks, amphibious vehicles and other military cargo.
  • It is also deployed for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations.
  • It was built in Kolkata and commissioned into service in 2009.

National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET)

  • It is a not for profit body established by an Act of Parliament to promote mineral exploration in India.
  • It was established in accordance with the provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 as amended in 2015.
  • Its vision is to use the funds accrued to it for carrying out regional and detailed exploration for the augmentation of mineral resources of the country.
  • Its governing body is chaired by the Union Minister In-charge, Ministry of Mines and has members from the Union Ministries of Coal, Petroleum & Natural Gas and Atomic Energy. There are also ministers in charge of the Department of Mines & Geology from Six State Governments.
  • Funds under it are used for:
    • undertaking studies for mineral development;
    • regional and detailed exploration with special emphasis to strategic and critical minerals;
    • aerial geophysical survey of obvious geological potential (OGP) and adjoining areas of India;
    • sustainable mining with the adoption of advanced scientific and technological practices and 
    • mineral extraction metallurgy. 

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