Q. With reference to the Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Scheme, consider the following statements.
1. The scheme covers only the school students.
2. The scheme is sponsored and managed by the Department of Science & Technology.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Recently, the Union Minister of Science & Technology has presented the 8th INSPIRE – MANAK Awards during a virtual ceremony. 

About INSPIRE Scheme 

INSPIRE is an innovative programme sponsored and managed by the Department of Science & Technology for the attraction of talent to science. (Statement 2 is correct). 

Programs: The scheme covers students in the age group of 10-32 years and has three programs and five components. They are a) Scheme for Early Attraction of Talents for Science (SEATS), b) Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) and c) Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC). (Statement 1 is incorrect). 

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