HRD Minister launches YUKTI 2.0 to encourage innovation

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News: Union Minister of Human Resource Development(MHRD) has launched ‘YUKTI 2.0’ (Young India Combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation) Portal.

Facts:

  • YUKTI 2.0: It is an online portal that aims to bring together technologies from students, faculties and startups from higher education institutions so that they can be showcased to the investor community such as businessmen, farmers and industrialists.
    • However, preliminary innovations won’t be showcased on this platform but only those which have commercialisation potential.
  • The portal is an improvement on the existing YUKTI portal which was launched with an aim to monitor and record the initiatives of MHRD which have been taken in the wake of COVID-19.