E-governance: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

International Version of UMANG Application launched in selected countries

Published: November 24, 2020

On November 23, 2020, the Union Information Technology Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the International version of the UMANG application. UMANG is Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance. It was launched in UK, US, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, UAE, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. The International version was launched on the completion of three years ..

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GoI launches “Responsible AI for Youth” programme and an AI Portal

Published: May 31, 2020

On May 30, 2020, the Union Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad launched an initiative called “Responsible AI for Youth” and an Artificial Intelligence Portal called www.ai.gov.in. Highlights The programme and the portal were launched to commemorate the first anniversary of second tenure of Narendra Modi Government. Responsible AI for Youth The Responsible AI for Youth ..

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SAMARTH scheme implemented by NIT Kurukshetra

Published: May 15, 2020

On May 14, 2020, NIT implemented the SAMARTH scheme. It was developed by the Department of Higher Education operating under Ministry of Human Resources and Development developed SAMARTH, an e-governance platform. The platform was developed under National Mission of Education in Information and Communication Technology Scheme. It is called the NMEICT Scheme in short. About ..

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Common Service Centres of GoI to take over E-Commerce in rural areas

Published: April 29, 2020

On April 29, 2020, the Government of India announced that the Common Service Centres will now take over village level online retail chain. The step is expected to reach more than 60 crores of people in rural region. Highlights The Common Service Centres are to take over the jobs of E-commerce Giants Flipkart and Amazon ..

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“COVID India Seva”: An interactive Platform launched by GoI

Published: April 21, 2020

On April 22, 2020, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan launched “COVID India Seva” platform. The platform is an interactive medium established to provide a channel of communication between the citizens and the Government. Highlights The platform aims at providing transparent e-governance delivery. This is achieved by answering queries of ..

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