Porter prize

  • IASbaba
  • March 3, 2023
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Indian Polity & Constitution, Science and Technology
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Context: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry received the Porter Prize 2023 recently.

About Porter prize:

  • Porter Prize is named after award-winning economist Michael E. Porter.
  • The award recognized the Government’s strategy in managing COVID-19, along with the approach, and involvement of various stakeholders, especially the involvement of ASHA workers in the industry to create PPE Kits.
  • The award was presented to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at an event organized by Institute for Competitiveness (IFC) and Stanford University.
  • The theme of the two-day conference was “The Indian Economy 2023: Innovation, Competitiveness, and Social Progress”.

Source: AIR

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following: (2022)

  1. Aarogya Setu
  2. COWIN
  3. DigiLocker

Which of the above are built on top of open-source digital platforms?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2, 3, and 4 only
  3. 1, 3, and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.2) In the context of vaccines manufactured to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic, consider the following statements: (2022)

  1. The Serum Institute of India produced a COVID-19 vaccine named Covishield using an mRNA platform.
  2. The Sputnik V vaccine is manufactured using a vector-based platform.
  3. COVAXIN is an inactivated pathogen-based vaccine.

Which of the statements given above is correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


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