National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) - now BharatNet
NOFN is an ambitious initiative to trigger a broadband revolution in rural areas.
NOFN was envisaged as an information super-highway through the creation of a robust middle-mile infrastructure for reaching broadband connectivity to Gram Panchayats.
The Ministry of Communications has launched the National Broadband Mission that will facilitate universal and equitable access to broadband services across the country, especially in rur
Digital innovation is the way forward – Over the top platform
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The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every single industry, but the businesses that were most affected are those which solely rely on the social gatherings of people and the media and entertainment industry is not an exception.
However, Over the Top (OTT) platforms such as Netflix, Hotstar, Prime Video and online gaming are booming in this time of crisis, thereby testifyin
Bharat Air Fibre
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Recently, Bharat Air Fibre Services have been inaugurated at Akola in Maharashtra providing the residents with wireless internet connections on demand. The Bharat Air Fibre services are being introduced by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) as a part of the Digital India initiative by the Government of India. It is being scaled pan-India.
Aim: To provide BSNL fibre-to-the-home
Harit Path Mobile App
Recently, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has developed a mobile App, ‘Harit Path' to facilitate creation of Green Highways across the country.
About Harit Path Mobile App
The App will help to monitor location, growth, species details, maintenance activities, targets and achievements for each and every plant.
In order to track the growth and health of the plants, photographs along with data of the plants captured usin
A missed opportunity
The draft report of the Gopalakrishnan Committee has been issued for public consultation.
The Committee of Experts on the Non-Personal Data Governance Framework has recommended in its report, among other things, making privately held non-personal data “open”.
The objective is to make such data available for general use, though the committee does lay down conditions for such data transfers.
This has raised concerns about state interferenc
It is an online multi-tenancy central platform.
It aims to provide citizen-centric municipal services to the citizens across 62 Cantonment Boards.
The residents of cantonment areas can register their complaints regarding civic issues and resolve them while sitting at home.
People can get their documents like trade licence, sewerage connectivity applications can be made through the portal.
A cantonment board, an urban local body, was estab
Mera Ration Mobile App
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution launch the ‘Mera Ration’ mobile app.
About Mera Ration Mobile app:
Mera Ration Mobile app will facilitate the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ system.
It aims to help those ration cardholders who migrated to new areas for livelihoods.
Its developed by National Informatics Center(NIC).
Features of the app:
The application allows beneficiaries to
The Science and Engineering Board (SERB) launched a portal called “SERB – Project Information System & Management(SERB-PRISM Portal)
About the SERB-PRISM Portal:
The portal aims to provide information regarding all projects sanctioned by SERB from 2011 onwards.
It will help researchers in research trends, and learning about cutting-edge science.
About Science and Engineering Board(SERB):
SERB is a statutory body established in 2009.
Blockchain Enabled Interface for Indian Spices
Spices Board India and UNDP India's Accelerator Lab sign MoU to develop a blockchain-powered traceability Interface for Indian spices. This new interface will serve to enhance transparency in the supply chain and trade.
India is the largest exporter, producer and consumer of spices in the world.
What are Blockchains?
Blockchains are a new data structure that is secure, cryptography-based
the e-RUPI app launched as a digital payment solution
e-RUPI is a cashless and contactless instrument for digital payment.
It is a QR code or SMS string-based e-Voucher, which is delivered to the mobile of the beneficiaries.
The users of this seamless one-time payment mechanism will be able to redeem the voucher without a card, digital payments app or internet banking access, at the service provider.
It has been developed by the National Payments Corporation of India on its UPI pl
PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation)
What is the PRAGATI platform?
PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation) is a multi-purpose, multi-modal, unique and interactive platform.
The platform is aimed at addressing common man’s grievances, and simultaneously monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments.
The PRAGATI platform uniquely bundles three
The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) is an Indian Government owned telecommunications technology development centre.
It was established in 1984 by Sam Pitroda with the initial mandate of designing and developing digital exchanges.
C-DOT has expanded to develop intelligent computer software applications.
It has offices in Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata.
It is one of the few government organisations in India which have been appraised at Maturity Level 5 of CMMI-DE
DIGITAL INDIA WEEK 2022
The Prime minister has inaugurated Digital India Week 2022 under the Digital India Program, to strengthen ease of doing business and ease of living. He also inaugurated a digital expo at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.
This was the seventh anniversary of launching the Digital India campaign, a flagship program of the Central Government.
THEME: “Catalyzing New India’s Techie”
To transform the nation into a digitally empowered society a
India's Blockchain Platform
India has recently made various attempts to transform into a digital society by creating a sizable digital public infrastructure that is accessible to all citizens with strong government support.
Public Digital Infrastructure
It alludes to technological advancements that enable the collaboration, trade, and governance that are fundamental to the delivery of public and private services.
Initiatives by India:
To speed up interaction