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TNPSC Current Affairs July 14, 2017


www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs July 14, 2017 (14/07/2017)


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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, India and its infrastructures

DIPP to set up India’s first TISC in Punjab

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, has signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre, Punjab, under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC program.

Key facts:

The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) is designated as the National Focal Point for the TISC national network.

As the national focal point, CIPAM shall identify potential host institutions, assess their capacities and support them in joining the TISC program.

CIPAM will also act as the main intermediary between WIPO and TISC host institutions and coordinate all the activities of the national TISC network.

Over 500 TISCs operate worldwide and establishing TISC in India will give the host institutions an access to the global network.

What you need to know about TISC program?

WIPO’s Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) program provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services, helping them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).

The objective of the TISC is to stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system in India to foster creativity and innovation.

Thereby promoting entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development by establishing a network of TISCs in India.


Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Games and World Organization

India to Host 8th Theatre Olympics in 2018

India will host the Theatre Olympics in 2018, with the help of Ministry of Culture in association with National School of Drama (NSD) for the first time since it started in 1991.

Celebrating the cultural and lingual diversity of the participating countries, the theatre event is expected to host over 50 international and 150 Indian theatre groups over the span of two month.

Ratan Thiyam, chairperson of NSD Society, informed that the theme for the upcoming event will be ‘Flag of Friendship’.

With the inaugural ceremony scheduled to be held on 17 February 2018, the event will come to a close in Mumbai on 8 April 2018 with a gala function.


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