Indian wins BRICS-Young Innovator Prize

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News:The BRICS Young Innovator Prize has been awarded to Ravi Prakash for his indigenously designed affordable milk chilling unit at fourth BRICS-Young Scientist Forum(YSF)–2019.

Facts:

About BRICS Young Scientist forum:

  • The BRICS Young Scientist Forum(YSF) was established in 2015 at the 2nd BRICS Science,Technology and Innovation(STI) Ministerial Meeting in Brazil.
  • The first BRICS Young Scientist Forum(YSF) was held in India in 2016.
  • The forum was established to provide a platform for connecting & networking amongst the BRICS youth in order to harness their knowledge for resolving common societal challenges through research and innovation. 
  • The BRICS Young Scientist forum had also established the BRICS Young Innovator Prize.
  • The prize aims to recognise and reward the best results related to research, development and innovation projects that represent technological innovation and a potential contribution to the science and technology sector of the BRICS countries.

Additional information:

About BRICS:

  • BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
  • The BRICS 2019 summit is being held in Brasilia under the theme BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future.