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Launch of MANAS

  • IASbaba
  • April 15, 2021
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Launch of MANAS

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In news

  • The Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India launched the “MANAS” App to promote wellbeing across age groups.

Key takeaways 

  • It was jointly executed by NIMHANS Bengaluru, AFMC Pune and C-DAC Bengaluru.
  • MANAS which stands for Mental Health and Normalcy Augmentation System was endorsed as a national program by the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).
  • It is a comprehensive, scalable, and national digital wellbeing platform. 
  • It is an app developed to augment mental well-being of Indian citizens.
  • It integrates the health and wellness efforts of various government ministries, scientifically validated indigenous tools with gamified interfaces developed/researched by various national bodies and research institutions.

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