Hack the Crisis Current Affairs - 2020

An Online Hackathon, “Hack the Crisis” launched to work solutions for COVID-19

The Minister of electronics and IT & HRD Shri Sanjay Dhotre launched “Hack the Crisis- India”. It is an online hackathon that aims to work on solutions for COVID-19.

Highlights

The initiative is being organized by “FICCI Ladies Organization” and “Hack a Cause-India”. The initiative is supported by Ministry of Electronics and IT. The Hackathon is a part of Global initiative.

The main objective of the hackathon is to find non-medical solutions that will help contain COVID-19 virus.

The Global Initiative

The “Hack the Crisis” began in Estonia. A private firm Accelerate Estonia along with other start ups launched the online event. More than 2000 participated and it was a huge hit. Following its success, they have taken it globally with the help of several other start-ups, government institutions and private sector units.

The global event is to be held between April 9, 2020 and April, 11, 2020. Today, the initiative has reached more than 100,000 participants.