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MoU for Phase 2 of e-Office Execution between Indian Railways and RailTel

Indian Railways with Mini Ratna Public Sector Undertakings under Ministry of Railways, RailTel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the phase 2 of the project, after the accomplishment of Phase 1 of National Informatics Centre e-office for 50,000 users in 58 unit’s successful completion. In Phase 2, till 30th June 2020, the RailTel ..

Government Testing its own Secure Messaging app

Reports in media have code-named the Government of India’s secure messaging app ‘GIMS’- Government Instant Messaging System, as a similar smartphone application has been developed and designed by the state-owned Kerela unit of National Informatics Centre (NIC) which is said to be in the pilot testing stage and has been released to some Indian Navy ..

Bharat Ke Veer

Bharat Ke Veer (India’s Bravehearts) is an initiative proposed by film actor Akshay Kumar to the Indian Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh, to allow the public to contribute financial assistance to the families of Indian paramilitary and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) killed in the line of duty. It is a website and mobile application that enables the public to contribute ..

National Knowledge Network (NKN)

National Knowledge Network (NKN) is a state-of-the-art multi-gigabit pan-Indian resource-sharing network aimed at digitally connecting all national universities, colleges and research establishments to create “country-wide virtual classrooms”. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the implementing agency of NKN. Facts Sri Lanka to become first country to be connected to NKN through Gigabyte (GB) optical fibre network.  ..

New Delhi hosts National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is organizing a three-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018 in New Delhi from February 8, 2018. The event has be inaugurated by Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad at India Habitat Centre. The theme for VIVID 2018 is – Cyber Security and Innovation. The aim of the ..

Ministry of Women and Child Development launches Rapid Reporting System for Scheme for Adolescent Girls

Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary of Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD), has launched the Phase -1 i.e. the beneficiary module of the Rapid Reporting System for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) in New Delhi on January 24, 2018. It is a web based on line monitoring for the SAG. The RRS will facilitate ..

Manoj Sinha launches IT modernisation project “DARPAN” to improve level of postal services for rural customers

Manoj Sinha, the union minister of communications, has launched project “DARPAN – The Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India” in New Delhi on December 21, 2017. The project has an outlay of Rs 1400 crore and intends to provide a low power technology solution to each Branch Postmaster (BPM). This will ..

Ravi Shankar Prasad launches first NIC-CERT to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities

Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology, has launched the first NIC-CERT in New Delhi to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities. The NIC-CERT is a setup of National Informatics Centre. It has been setup with an objective of creating a comprehensive framework that integrates ..