Digital technology: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Joint collaboration of IBM and NSDC to offer free training on Digital skills

Published: August 22, 2020

New York based tech giant IBM tied up with National Skill Development Corporation to provide a free digital education platform based on emerging technologies and professional development skills. Key Highlights IBM is going to compose more than thirty online courses with over 60 hours of learning from the Open P-Tech platform in emerging technologies like ..

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India’s first Super Fab Lab inaugurated in Kerala

Published: January 26, 2020

On January 25, 2020, India’s first Super Fab Lab was inaugurated in Kerala. The laboratory is to function in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. It is the only laboratory that is being installed outside US. Highlights The Super Fab Lab is being installed in collaboration with KSUM (Kerala Startup Mission). The laboratory ..

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Delhi’s free internet scheme

Published: December 4, 2019

The Delhi government recently announced free internet connectivity in early December. The government is to set up hotspots for providing basic internet connectivity to its population. The scheme is being implemented at the cost of 100 crore INR by the government. The implementation is by a company called Presto through the PPP or public- private ..

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Kerala’s plan for free Internet roll-out

Published: November 12, 2019

Kerala’s plan for providing free Internet access to the poor has been roll out. Recent report by the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), shows that Kerala is already halfway to its goal of 100% coverage. Kerala Fibre Optic Network project, pegged at ₹1,548 crore, would provide Internet to every household in the State. The ..

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Data Security Council of India (DSCI) launches TechSagar

Published: October 23, 2019

The Data Security Council of India (DSCI)  in partnership with  National Cyber Security Coordinator’s office has recently launched national repository ‘TechSagar’ to facilitate new opportunities for businesses and academia to collaborate, connect and innovate, in future. The TechSagar provides insights about capabilities of more than 4000 entities from industry, academia and research across 25 technology ..

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