Dubai Current Affairs

India signs MoU with World EXPO 2020 Dubai

India and World Expo 2020 Dubai have signed participants contract for India’s pavilion in prestigious World Expo 2020 held once in 5 years. The contract provides for setting up of India pavilion at Expo 2020 on extra-large plot (about one acre) in Opportunity segment.

Key Facts

India’s pavilion at World Expo 2020 will be developed in public-private partnership mode. Leading industries and businesses will work with Central government and State governments to participate in India’s pavilion. The focus will be given to India’s advances in IT, space, pharma, renewable energy, telecom sectors.

The aim of India’s pavilion will also be to connect with priorities of UAE by showcasing India’s strength in innovation and startups which are pushing barriers in high technology areas like artificial intelligence, financial technology (fintech), space and green energy.

A number of state governments, various ministries of central government and major industry associations and businesses have shown interest in partnering and participating in World Expo 2020 which will take place in October 2020 for six months duration.

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India’s Aadhaar and Umang App win awards at world Government Summit 2018

India’s Aadhaar and Umang App have won awards at recently concluded 6th World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai. Umang App won in Best m-Government Service Award for Accessible Government Category and Aadhaar won in the Best Government Emerging Technologies Award. The awards were presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of UAE Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Key Facts

Aadhaar: The award for it recognized India’s efforts of invention and innovation in field of technology and making the country completely digitalized. It was recognised as the world’s largest biometric enabled identification programme, which provides access to service, bank accounts, social services benefits, income tax, passport services by providing 1.2 billion citizens unique identification card with fingerprint, eye-print and other vital data. The initiative is managed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Umang App: The award acknowledged India’s efforts to provide convenient services to its citizens. Umang stands for Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance. It provides users unified platform that combines government departments and services, facilitating transactions for citizens

Background

World Government Summit acknowledged technology pioneers for providing global solutions to global challenges. India was ‘Guest of Honour’ country 2018 summit in which more than 140 countries participated. It was attended by several global delegates and speakers including heads of governments and representatives of 16 international organizations.

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