AatmaNirbhar Bharat App | UPSC

AatmaNirbhar Bharat App UPSC

AatmaNirbhar Bharat App | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Meity-NITI launches Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge to realise PM’s vision of Digital India – AatmaNirbhar Bharat

      WHY IN NEWS:

Existing apps are to be promoted in Track 1 of App Innovation Challenge

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Electronics & IT
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Application : Recent Developments : Science and Technology

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS keep a note on developers , aim , Tracks and the categories . That should suffice !

For MAINS lookout for challenges and the approach . How are other countries dominating social media domain ?

      CONTEXT: 

AATMANIRBHAR BHARAT APP

OBJECTIVE

With an objective to support and build a strong ecosystem for Indian AppsNiti Aayog launches Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge for Indian tech entrepreneurs and Startups.

DEVELOPERS OF THE APP

MeitY in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission . ( #NIC-National Informatics Centre the real developers)

VISION

  This is to help realise the vision of Prime Minister for building a Digital India and using Digital Technologies for building an AatmaNirbhar Bharat.

APPROACH

This shall run in 2 tracks: Promotion of Existing Apps and Development of New Apps.

TRACK 1

  • FOCUS : The focus of the Track 1 App Innovation Challenge, being launched today is to identify the best Indian Apps that are already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale and become world class Apps in their respective categories.
  • REWARDS : This Innovation Challenge with various cash awards and incentives of featuring Apps on Leader Boards seeks to create an ecosystem where Indian entrepreneurs and Startups are incentivised to ideate, incubate, build, nurture and sustain Tech solutions that can serve not only citizens within India but also the world.

The Mantra is to Make in India for India and the World.

  • This shall be completed in a month.

APPLICATION CATEGORIES

  1. Office Productivity & Work from Home
  2. Social Networking
  3. E-Learning
  4. Entertainment
  5. Health & Wellness
  6. Business including Agritech and Fin-tech
  7. News
  8. Games.

There may be several sub categories within each category.

TRACK 2

  • ROLLING OUT : Government will also launch Track 2 of the AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge that will seek to identify Indian start ups / entrepreneurs /companies and encourage them with ideation,  incubation, prototyping and roll out of applications.

This track will run for a longer course of a time, details of which shall be provided separately.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Only Indian entrepreneurs and start-ups will be eligible to submit their entries in various categories

EVALUATION PARAMETERS

  • Ease of use
  • Robustness
  • Security features
  • Scalability

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Jury with experts from Private Sector & Academia to Evaluate
  • Shortlisted Apps to be awarded & put on Leader boards

AWARDS

Following Awards will be given in each of the Eight Categories:

  • First Prize – 20 Lakhs
  • Second Prize-15 Lakhs
  • Third Prize-10 Lakhs

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • Shortlisted Apps will be given awards & will also feature on Leader boards for information of citizens.
  • Government will also adopt suitable Apps, guide them to maturity and list on Government e-Marketplace (GeM).
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB/DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS for UPSC CSE Prelims & Mains

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