e-governance Current Affairs - 2020

GoI launches National GIS-enabled Land Bank System

On August 27, 2020, the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry launched National GIS enabled Land Bank System. GIS is Geographic Information System Highlights The platform is to provide database of industrial clusters all over India. It will serve as one-stop solution to free and easy accessibility of industrial information. The platform is to be Read More…

PM Modi launches Optic Fibre Link connecting Lakshadweep Islands with the mainland

On August 15, 2020, PM Modi announced the Optic Fibre Linking of Lakshadweep Islands with the mainland during his address at the 74th celebrations of Independence Day. Highlights The undersea Optical Fibre Cable link to be established between Lakshadweep and the mainland is second in the country. The first of its kind was established between Read More…

GoI launches “Responsible AI for Youth” programme and an AI Portal

On May 30, 2020, the Union Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad launched an initiative called “Responsible AI for Youth” and an Artificial Intelligence Portal called http://www.ai.gov.in. Highlights The programme and the portal were launched to commemorate the first anniversary of second tenure of Narendra Modi Government. Responsible AI for Youth The Responsible AI for Youth Read More…

SAMARTH scheme implemented by NIT Kurukshetra

On May 14, 2020, NIT implemented the SAMARTH scheme. It was developed by the Department of Higher Education operating under Ministry of Human Resources and Development developed SAMARTH, an e-governance platform. The platform was developed under National Mission of Education in Information and Communication Technology Scheme. It is called the NMEICT Scheme in short. About Read More…

Common Service Centres of GoI to take over E-Commerce in rural areas

On April 29, 2020, the Government of India announced that the Common Service Centres will now take over village level online retail chain. The step is expected to reach more than 60 crores of people in rural region. Highlights The Common Service Centres are to take over the jobs of E-commerce Giants Flipkart and Amazon Read More…