MEITY Current Affairs, GK & News

MeitY Startup Hub and Meta launch XR startup program

The XR Startup Program was jointly launched by MeitY Startup Hub and Meta to create the next generation startups focusing on Extended Reality Technologies. Key facts The XR Startup Program is an accelerator program aimed at supporting and accelerating extended reality (XR) startups in India. This newly launched initiative would focus on skilling and building ..

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Geospatial Self-certification portal

Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched the “Geospatial Self-Certification Portal” in a bid to convey adherence to provisions of Geospatial Guidelines by individuals, organisations, companies, and government agencies. It is a significant step for liberalising geospatial industry in India. New Geospatial Data Guidelines The government had issued new Geospatial Data Guidelines on February 15, ..

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Directions to VPN providers to collect customer data

Recently, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued a new directive to Virtual private network (VPN) service providers. What is the directive about? The CERT-In directive mandates that Virtual private network (VPN) service providers must maintain all customer data for five years. What data should be maintained by the VPN service providers? The CERT-In ..

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National Strategy on Additive Manufacturing

Ashwini Vaishnaw, MeitY, Communications & Railways, and Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MOS Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship announced the National Strategy on Additive Manufacturing to cater to the next generation of digital manufacturing and also aiming to mitigate the immediate disabilities which are being faced by the local industries. Overview: MeitY is looking ..

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MeitY-NASSCOM Start-up Women Entrepreneur Awards 2020-21

Government of India announced MeitY-NASSCOM Start-up Women Entrepreneur Awards 2020-2021 on August 17, 2021. Key Points MeitY-NASSCOM Women Startup Entrepreneurs Awards is the first step that recognizes and cultivates the entrepreneurial spirit in women. Awards inspire next generation of women to lead Indian digital era in order to serve as guiding role models. It also ..

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All Digital Insurance Policies to be issued via Digilocker app

The Insurance sector regulator Insurance Regulatory Authority of India (IRDAI) has advised all the Insurance companies to issue digital insurance policies using the government’s Digilocker app. Highlights Issuance of the policies through the Digilocker app will result in to better customer experience. Using this app, claims processing and settlement of the policies will be faster. ..

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