Q. Which of the following is the implementing agency of National Initiative for Development and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI)?

[A] NITI Aayog

[B] Department of Science & Technology

[C] CSIR

[D] DPIIT

Answer: B
Notes:

NIDHI (National Initiative for Development and Harnessing Innovations), an umbrella program is pioneered by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, for nurturing ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven) into successful startups. 

  • To take forward student innovations in IEDC / NewGen IEDC programme to commercialization stage. 
  • To promote student startups. 
  • To accelerate the journey of idea to prototype by providing initial funding assistance. 

Source: Agrahari