Gurugram Current Affairs
Indian IT industry’s apex body National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has launched its Centre of Excellence for the Internet of Things (CoE – IoT) at Gurugram, Haryana. This centre was launched in collaboration with Haryana government and is part of nationwide collaborative initiative involving the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
Centre of Excellence for IoT
It aims to act as perfect collaboration for innovation and high-end technologies. It will provide one of the largest innovation platforms for enabling IOT revolution through connected devices using emerging technologies. It will provide platform to best minds from industry, academia, start-ups and government to drive culture of collaboration and co-creation to find solutions to accelerate India’s economic development. It will also serve as platform for intelligence-sharing and technology collaboration between stakeholders to build collective IoT capabilities.
Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT is network of devices such as smartphones, wearable devices, home appliances and vehicles, connected to internet, which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Blockchain technology has potential to address security risks to IoT as it provides a shield against data tampering by labelling each block of data.
National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
NASSCOM is global non-profit trade association (organisation) of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. It facilitates business and trade in software and services and encourages the advancement of research in software technology. It is registered under the Indian Societies Act, 1860. Its headquarters are in New Delhi.
It has regional offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram. The global IT trade body has over 2000 members, of which over 250 are companies from the China, EU, Japan, US and UK. NASSCOM’s member companies are in business of software development, software services, software products, IT-enabled/BPO services and e-commerce.
The Union Government has given its approval to change the name of Gurgaon to ‘Gurugram’. With this both the city as well as the district of Gurgaon would be known as Gurugram.
It was announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar after presiding over the first meeting of the State-level ‘Swarna Jayanti Celebrations Committee’ at Panchkula.
- Gurugram is the mythological name derived from Guru Dronacharya, the master of archery in Mahabharata who groomed the Pandavas and Kauravas in war tactics.
- It is said the village was given as ‘gurudakshina’ to Guru Dronacharya by the Pandavas and hence it came to be known as Guru-gram. However in course of time got distorted to Gurgaon.
- Presently, Gurugram is the corporate hub of Haryana on outskirts of Delhi. It is known both nationally and globally as industrial, software, information technology and corporate hub.
- The offices of several leading Indian companies and multinational corporations (MNCs) are located here.