India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)

Published on October 27, 2020
Current Context: The ‘India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)’ will be organised by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in association with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and
India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)
Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
  • This hackathon on the circular economy will be held on 7th and 8th Dec 2020.
  • The hackathon will be based on four themes: (a) Innovation in reducing packaging waste (b) Innovation in food supply chains avoiding waste (c) Creating opportunities for plastic waste reduction (d) Recycling critical energy metals and e-waste. 
  • The aim behind conducting this hackathon is to address the issues and challenges being faced by the circular economy.
  • Under this hackathon, various innovative solutions will arise which will help to reduce the problems related to eliminating and reusing waste. 
  • This will result in making the economy less resource-intensive and will provide a path to grow the economy in an ecological manner. 
  • Students, experts, startups and MSMEs from India and Australia will be developing innovative technology-based solutions which will help to boost the circular economy of both nations.
  • Two winners for each theme from each country will be awarded in an award ceremony which will be held on 11th Dec 2020.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Australia: Canberra
    • Currency of Australia: Australian Dollar


Q.1 Who among the following will be organizing ‘India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)’ in association with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)?
b. University Grants Commission
c. Ministry of Earth Sciences
d. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)

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