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CBDT and SEBI sign Memorandum of Understanding

On July 8, 2020, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement will facilitate exchange of data between the institutes. Highlights Several other steps are being taken to improve the data sharing mechanism between the institutes. A data Exchange Steering group ..

National Skill Development Corporation and Microsoft sign agreements to empower Indian Youth

On July 8, 2020, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Microsoft signed an agreement to provide digital skills to around 1 lakh Indian youths in the next 1 year. Highlights The partnership aims to transform India into a skilled nation. Under the partnership programme, Microsoft will collaborate with NSDC to provide free access to ..

Facts Box: Atma Nirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge

PM Modi recently launched the Atma Nirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge. The challenge was launched in partnership with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission. The challenge is an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Highlights The challenge was launched to explore vibrant startup and technology ecosystem of India to create world class “Made ..

7th Economic Census Flagged off in Delhi

The seventh economic census was launched on Friday in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Delhi became the 6th Union Territory where the economic survey was launched. To carry out the seventh edition of the economic census the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation has tied up with one of the mission mode projects under ..

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology launches an Automated Real Time Performance Smart-board

Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has launched an Automated Real Time Performance Smart-board for effective monitoring and measurement of the key programmes of the government such as Digital India, Aadhaar, Digital Payments etc. The aim of Smart-board is to be a single window access for Centre, State or District specific projects implemented ..

Banjari village of Katnidistrict of Madhya Pradesh becomes an integral part of digital map of country

In Madhya Pradesh, the Banjari village of Katni district has become an integral part of the digital map of the country. It is the first village in the state to be associated with the Prime Minister’s ambitious project – Digital India. In line with Digital India campaign, the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology ..

Indian Government to provide Digital connectivity to all gram panchayats

The Indian Government, in its latest push to encourage the digitization in the country and to improve quality & delivery of government services, has decided to provide digital connectivity to all gram panchayats in the country. What has happened? The Ministry of Panchayati Ray (which handles all affairs related to the gram panchayats in India) ..

Shillong Declaration on e-Governance

The Shillong Declaration on e-Governance was adopted at the 22nd National Conference on e-Governance held at Shillong. Shillong Declaration The Shillong Declaration’ outlines the future trajectory the country would take in terms of e-Governance. The declaration states that: The Government of India and State Governments would collaborate to improve the citizen’s experience with Government services by ..