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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 29, Jul 2021
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The initiative was launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

  • It is to help systematically assimilate technologies having commercial potential and information related to incubated startups in higher education institutions.
  • It is an extension of ‘YUKTI – Young India combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation Portal’.
  • YUKTI which was launched to identify ideas relevant in COVID pandemic.
  • The Ministry has invited students, faculty members, startups and other stakeholders of higher education institutions to register on the YUKTI portal and share their technologies and innovations.
  • Database shared will be showcased to the investor community such as businessmen, farmers and industrialists i.e. students will be able to sell their ideas.
  • However, preliminary innovations won’t be showcased on YUKTI 2.0 but only those which have commercialization potential.

Compressed Bio-Gas

  • Biogas and CNG are the same but for a few differences.

Origin –

  • CNG is found in nature as Natural Gas.
  • Biogas, is produced in a sealed tank/ chamber, from an organic feed-stock.
  • Composition – Biogas is mainly Methane & Carbon Di Oxide, while Natural Gas is mainly Methane.
  • Compressed Biogas proposes to build large biogas plants that will continuously produce biogas from urban, domestic and industrial wastes.
  • The biogas produced will be stored under pressure in gas cylinders for easy distribution to urban and semi-urban customers as alternative to charcoal and firewood.
  • Union Government is in the process of including Compressed Bio-Gas under Priority Sector Lending

Facts for Prelims:

  • Milk Tea Alliance:

It is a term used to describe an online democratic solidarity movement made up of social media users from Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan against the authoritarianism of the Chinese Government and its supporters.

  • UN75 Initiative:

Launched by the United Nations in 2019, it aims to build a global vision for the year 2045 by initiating a dialogue and action on how we can build a better world despite the many challenges we face.