Union Minister of Commerce and Industry has recently launched the Intellectual Property (IP) mascot ‘IP Nani’.
Mascot IP Nani is a tech-savvy grandmother who is shown helping the government and enforcement agencies in combating the Intellectual Property crimes with the help of her grandson ‘Chhotu’, also known as Aditya.
This IP mascot will spread awareness about the importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) among people, especially children, in an interesting manner.
This mascot is also in line with the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) campaign for the World IP Day 2018 which celebrated the brilliance, ingenuity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world.
It also depicts that a strong IP system can support innovative women and everyone in their quest to bring their amazing ideas to the market.
Also, the first and foremost objective of the IPR Policy 2016 is, “IPR Awareness: Outreach and Promotion”.
Under this objective, one of the key focus areas is the awareness on IPR for school children, as it is essential to nurture creativity and the ability to innovate starting out from a young age.
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The Zojila Tunnel Project
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Union government has inaugurated the Zojila tunnel project.
The Zojila tunnel project:
The Zojila tunnel project will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh.
At 14.2 km it will be the country’s longest road tunnel.
The tunnel will cut down the time taken to cross the Zojila pass from the 3.5 hours to 15 minutes.
It will also be Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel and will be built at a cost of ₹6,809 crore.
It is expected to be completed in five years.
The pass is situated at an altitude of 11,578 ft on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway and remains closed during winters due to heavy snowfall, which cuts off Ladakh region from Kashmir.
The Centre and the state government are working together to take the development work forward.
Many local people will get employment opportunities during the development of the tunnel.
The tunnel will have a transverse ventilation system, uninterrupted power supply, tunnel emergency lighting, CCTV monitoring, pedestrian cross passages at every 250 metres, as well as emergency telephones and fire-fighting cabinets at every 125 metres.