Young India Combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation [YUKTI]

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : May 6, 2022, 8:52

YUKTI [Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation], is defined as a unique portal and a dashboard that allows the user to monitor, analyse, and record the initiatives and efforts taken by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The YUKTI portal also covers the efforts taken by the academic institutions and research being done at the national level for the pandemic COVID-19. Other social initiatives and measures are also being tracked by this portal. The YUKTI portal also allows various institutions to share and analyse the challenges and strategies being taken to slow down and prevent the effects of COVID-19.

Hence, the portal aims to establish a two-way communication bridge between the MHRD and other ministry institutions. Institutions also handle various critical issues related to promotion policies of students and challenges related to the mental well being of a student.

Innovations that took place under YUKTI 2.0

According to the data shared till march 2021, approximately 19000 submissions of innovation have been submitted by researchers in various sectors. The major sectors are discussed below -

Top Sectors in the field of Innovation (data till March 2021)

Sector of innovation

Percentage contribution ( total submissions made)

Pharma and Healthcare

19.4%

IoT and electronics

14.2%

Agriculture

Allied Industries

12.4%

Information technology

Communication Technologies

9.3%

Sanitisation, Water, and Waste Management

7.6%

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Why is YUKTI in the news?

The Ministry of Human Resource Development recently launched the second version- YUKTI 2.0. It is an initiative that helps the ministry systematically assimilate technologies that have potential in the coming future. It also contains information related to startups in higher institutions. It was launched on June 23, 2020. The first version of YUKTI was launched in April 2020.

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Key Points of Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation [YUKTI] 2.0

  1. YUKTI 2.0 was launched in June 2020 by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
  2. Its main focus is to create a national and safe database for future technologies and innovations in various sectors and their process and scope of commercialisation. It also contains information on startups from various academic institutes.
  3. Under the initiative of YUKTI 2.0, students, mentors, faculty members, new startups and other important stakeholders of higher institutions of education can easily register on the YUKTI Portal. A user can share their technologies and innovative ideas on this portal.
  4. This initiative is aligned with the Atmanirbhar Bharat Campaign launched by the Indian government.
  5. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched this portal with the belief that the YUKTI portal will assist in solving various critical issues about student promotion policies in challenging times.

Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation [YUKTI] is a portal through which the ministry will provide the best way to support the budding researchers and support the new innovations and technologies for the betterment of society. YUKTI 2.0 aims to identify more detailed and disruptive solutions. According to some sources, the YUKTI portal 2.0 was earlier given the name of Massive Indian Novelty Depository (MIND).

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FAQs on YUKTI

Q.1. What is YUKTI [Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation]?

YUKTI or more commonly known as Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation, is defined as a unique portal and a dashboard that allows the user to monitor, analyse, and record the initiatives and efforts taken by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Q.2. When was [YUKTI] Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation launched?

The first version of Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation [YUKTI] was launched in April 2020.

Q.3. What is the aim of YUKTI [Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation] portal 2.0?

Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation [YUKTI] main focus is to create a national and safe database for future technologies and innovations in various sectors and their process and scope of commercialisation.

Q.4. When was YUKTI 2.0 launched?

Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation [YUKTI] 2.0 was launched in June 2020 by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Q.5. Who launched YUKTI [Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation]?

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched this portal with the belief that the Young India Combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation [YUKTI] Portal will assist in solving various critical issues about student promotion policies in challenging times.