National Information Centre sets up Centre of Block Chain Technology in Bengaluru
On January 18, 2020, the National Informatics Centre (NIC) will set up block chain technology centre in Bengaluru. The centre is to be inaugurated by Union Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The centre aims to provide Block Chain as service to all the stake holders who are interested in shared experiences, learning and resources. The centre will share its block chain-based proof of concepts with selected government entities. The centre will also act to help different wings of the government understand the potential of the technology.
National Informatics Centre has always been the premier technology advisor and also a pioneer in introducing technologies such as National Knowledge Network, NICNET, etc. It was founded in 1976. NIC operating under Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology helps government in embracing Information Technology. Since 1990s. It is also helping to disseminate E-Governance to the citizens.
NICNET is the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) network. It provides linkages between different departmental and ministerial administrations in India.
National Knowledge Network
It is a project that aims to create robust network for the country. It integrates multidisciplinary research and development by acting as a communication platform. The network aims to connect all the universities, libraries, research institutes, laboratories, agricultural institutions and health care across the country.