Android Current Affairs - 2019

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Veer Parivar App Launched

On the occasion of the 54th Valour Day (Shaurya Diwas) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), President Ram Nath Kovind launched ‘Veer Parivar App’, a mobile application for families of CRPF personnel killed in the line of duty.

About the Veer Parivar App

  • The Veer Parivar App will act as an interface between the CRPF authorities and the next of kin of the slain personnel.
  • The Veer Parivar App will be installed securely on the phones of the slain personnel families and will not be available in the app stores.
  • The app will provide assistance to the families of the martyred CRPF personnel with regard to issuance of ex gratia, pension benefits etc.
  • The app will also provide all the necessary information regarding the welfare schemes introduced for them by the government.

The Android-based Veer Parivar App will provide assistance to the families on a real-time basis and the CRPF authorities will respond to the issues raised by the members of the families of the slain personnel.

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NSDC, Google India launch mobile app development programme

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Google India have launched Android Skill Development programme to improve mobile developer ecosystem in the country.

The programme aims to impart mobile development training on the android OS and web platform and also improve the quality of mobile app development ecosystem in India.

Key Facts

Under the initiative, NSDC will introduce a specific course to create applications for the mobile platform that can be used on smartphones and tablets running on the Android OS. NSDC’s partner agencies will design and deliver 100-hour duration course outside the formal education system.

Under the programme, Google India and NSDC will work together to focus on up-skilling Android trainers. The programme will accelerate mobile skill training and create opportunities for youth in the country. It will focus on achieving the target of the Union Government’s ambitious Skill India initiative.

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

The NSDC is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. Its objective is to create training capacity in the country; fund vocational training initiatives and create a market ecosystem for skill development. Its mandate is to train 150 million people by 2022.

Month: Categories: Science & Technology

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