Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti

Raksha Mantri Launches

Question: Mission- Raksha Gyan Shakti’ formally launched by the Union Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman is related to-
i.Self defence
ii.Self-reliance in defence
iii.To give a boost to the IPR culture in indigenous defence industry
Choose answer from above using following code:-
(a)Only i
(b)Only ii
(c)Only ii & iii
(d)Only I & iii
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • On November 27th, 2018; ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’ formally launched by the Union Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi.
  • It displayed the Major inventions and innovations done by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and Ordnance Factories (OFs). Some of the scientists, who invented and innovated useful products for the nation, were also felicitated on the occasion by the Defence Minister.

  • A panel discussion was held with participation of Chairman and Managing Directors of all DPSUs to formulate a strategy for the future in this regard. The panel discussed need to migrate from the culture of seeking Transfer of Technology (ToT) from foreign sources to generating Intellectual Property in India, to achieve the goal of self-reliance in Defence sector.

Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti:

  • It has been instituted by the Department of Defence Production as a part of the ongoing initiatives to enhance self-reliance in defence.
  • The mission objective is to give a boost to the IPR (Intellectual Property Right) culture in indigenous defence industry.

  • Responsibility of coordinating and implementing the programme has been given to the Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA).
  • In reality the objective of the programme is to inculcate IP culture in Indian defence manufacturing ecosystem.

IPR (Intellectual Property Right):

  • The Intellectual Property Right has come out as the main element in an ecosystem which promotes innovation and ingenuity.

  • An IP Facilitation Cell was established in April, 2018, which has industriously worked to attain ambitious goal of training 10,000 personnel of OFB and DPSUs on IPR and facilitate filing of at least 1,000 new IPR applications.



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