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Smart Cities Mission: Integrated Command and Control Centres to be used for COVID-19

The Municipalities are now using the Integrated Command and Control Centres built under “Smart Cities” mission as war rooms of COVID-19. Highlights The smart cities in India such as Pune, Varanasi, Surat, Bengaluru and other cities have started to use the Integrated Command and Control Centres built under the Smart Cities Mission to fight against ..

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COVID-19 Quarantine Alert System: Geo Fencing application to locate Quarantine Violators

The Department of Telecommunications has issued Standard Operating Procedure for the use of COVID-19 Quarantine Alert System (CQAS). The CAQS is an application used to track COVID-19 patients who have violated quarantine. Highlights The application was developed by DoT and C-DoT (Centre for Development of Telematics). The app collects phone data of the quarantine violator ..

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Arogya Setu: Mulit-Lingual Mobile Application launched by GoI to track COVID-19

On April 2, 2020, National Informatics Center operating under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has developed an application “Arogya Sethu”. The app alerts the person whenever he comes in contact within six feet of COVID-19 infected person. Key Features of the App The application uses Bluetooth and GPS of a smart phone to inform ..

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NAVIC Messaging System for Fisheries Department

On March 17, 2020, the Department of Space reported at the Parliament that ISRO has designed NAVIC messaging system and receiver. The system is currently used by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information system (INCOIS) Highlights The system is used to broadcast emergency warning messages in cases such as tsunami, cyclone, high waves. The ..

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NavIC System (IRNSS)

The Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) is a sub-regional satellite navigation system which is owned and operated by the ISRO on behalf of the by the Indian government.? As of 2019, the IRNSS is now complete with its entire constellation of satellites in orbit. It was renamed as the Navigation Indian Constellation (NAVIC) by ..

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