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Centre For Augmenting War With COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH): A platform for start – ups 

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  • April 7, 2020
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Centre For Augmenting War With COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH): A platform for start – ups 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health; GS-III – Science and technology  

In News: 

  • Department of Science & Technology has approved setting up of a Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) to scoutevaluate and support the innovations and start-ups that address COVID-19 challenges. 

Key takeaways: 

  • The Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) shall be the Implementing Agency of the CAWACH. 
  • The CAWACH’s mandate will be to extend timely support to potential startups by providing financial assistance and fund innovations that are deployable in the market within next 6 months. 
  • It will identify upto 50 innovations and startups that are in the area of novel, low cost, safe and effective ventilatorsrespiratory aidsprotective gears and any effective interventions to control COVID-19.  

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