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News The Central Government funding will be normally, be subject to a ceiling of Rs 20 cr for each in the form of grant-in-aid, normally not more infrastructure project. The implementing agencies than the equity being put in by the implementing shall provide details of the financing tie-ups for the agency or 50% of the total equity in the project. (In projects which will be considered before approval case of projects located in North Eastern States and of the project. Disbursement of funds shall be done after financial closure is achieved. n Himalayan States including J&K, this grant can be upto 80% of the total equity). The grant in aid shall, (Source: PIB) Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 ommerce & Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala The Footwear Design & Development Institute Sitharaman introduced the Footwear was established in 1986 with the objective of CDesign and Development Institute (FDDI) providing trained human resource and assistance Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha on 14 March, 2017 to the sector. FDDI has pan-India presence with th to declare the FDDI as an Institution of National campuses at Noida, Kolkata, Chennai, Fursatganj Importance (INI). (UP), Rohtak (Haryana), Chhindwara (M.P) and Jodhpur (Rajasthan) equipped with state of art The objective of the proposed legislation is academic facilities and infrastructure. New to facilitate and promote teaching, training and campuses at Hyderabad, Patna, Ankleshwar research in all disciplines relating to design and (Gujarat), Banur (Punjab) and Guna (M.P) would development of Footwear and leather products and also start functioning shortly. n to enable FDDI to emerge as Centre of Excellence meeting international standards. Launch of IPR Awareness Campaign for Schools he Cell for IPR Promotion and Management to innovate from a young age. Mr Aggarwal said a (CIPAM)in collaboration with the International streamlined system is being worked out to conduct TTrademark Association (INTA) kicked off the IPR over 3500 awareness programmes in schools, Awareness campaign for schools across the country in universities and the industry across the country New Delhi at Kendriya Vidyalaya, RK Puram Sector 2. including Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 cities as well as rural The National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) areas along with translating the content to various Policy, which was approved by the Union Cabinet regional languages for a wider reach. on 12 May 2016, is a significant move forward The programme was an hour long interactive th to encourage creativity and stimulate innovation session with a presentation delivered by the INTA in the country. Joint Secretary Rajiv Aggarwal Working Group which included various games from DIPP said IPR Awareness: Outreach and and activities to keep the kids engaged. Along with Promotion is the first and foremost objective of the presentation, colorful and vibrant posters on the National IPR Policy and is critical to shaping different IPs were put up and mementos including an IP environment that is conducive to fostering a brochure on IP designed for kids was given to all creativity & innovation in the country. He said that students in attendance of the session. n one of the key focus areas is children in schools, as it is essential to nurture creativity and the ability April-May, 2017 41
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