Question: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in an Inaugural meet ‘Science Communicators’ at the Indian Science Congress, 2019 informed that India is at …… number in patent filing ?
- As a part of Indian Science Congress 2019 organised at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar(Punjab), Science Communicators’ Meet held from 5th to 6th January. It was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
- Science Communicators’ Meet is held every year at the ISC for understanding and promoting effective communication of science to diverse audiences with the objective of disseminating science information to all stakeholders.
- Union Minister for Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad notified that India is now at the 6th position in scientific publications and 10th in patent filing. India’s ranking in global innovation index has jumped from 81st in 2015 to 60th in 2017.
- Digital payments have surged to 8 folds in the last five years to 2070 crores. There has been 2048% growth in Aadhar Enabled Payment System transactions while transactions in UPI grew 1500 times in the last 24 months. Digital India has bridged the digital divide between urban and rural India.