Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis(CAWACH)

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News:Department of Science & Technology(DST) has decided to set up a Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis(CAWACH).

Facts:

  • Aim:To evaluate and support the innovations and start-ups that address COVID-19 challenges.
  • Implementation:The Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), a technology business incubator at IIT Bombay supported by DST.
  • Mandate:It will extend to startups by way of the requisite financial assistance and fund deployment targeting innovations that are deployable in the market within the next 6 months.

Additional Facts:

  • CARUNA Initiative:Caruna stands for Civil Services Associations Reach to Support in Natural Disasters.It represents a collaborative platform on which civil servants, industry leaders among others have come together to support the government’s efforts in fighting coronavirus.