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National Information Centre sets up Centre of Block Chain Technology in Bengaluru

On January 18, 2020, the National Informatics Centre (NIC) will set up block chain technology centre in Bengaluru. The centre is to be inaugurated by Union Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Highlights

The centre aims to provide Block Chain as service to all the stake holders who are interested in shared experiences, learning and resources. The centre will share its block chain-based proof of concepts with selected government entities. The centre will also act to help different wings of the government understand the potential of the technology.

NIC

National Informatics Centre has always been the premier technology advisor and also a pioneer in introducing technologies such as National Knowledge Network, NICNET, etc. It was founded in 1976. NIC operating under Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology helps government in embracing Information Technology. Since 1990s. It is also helping to disseminate E-Governance to the citizens.

NICNET is the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) network. It provides linkages between different departmental and ministerial administrations in India.

National Knowledge Network

It is a project that aims to create robust network for the country. It integrates multidisciplinary research and development by acting as a communication platform. The network aims to connect all the universities, libraries, research institutes, laboratories, agricultural institutions and health care across the country.

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DEFCOM 2019 to be held in New Delhi

The DEFCOM 2019 is scheduled to be held on 26 and 27 November 2019 at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi. The curtain raiser ceremony for event was held on 22 October 2019 at India Habitat Centre (IHC) New Delhi. DEFCOM 2019 will seek to deliberate on theme, Communications as a Decisive Catalyst for Jointness.

About DEFCOM

It is a landmark symposium for collaboration between Indian armed forces, academia and industry, research and development organisations, and the Industry on aspects pertaining to Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

DEFCOM seminar is jointly organised by Corps of Signals and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

The seminar stresses on the need for the three services to be able to seamlessly communicate with each other from strategic to tactical level.

Over the years, most crucial role played by DEFCOM was in promoting collaboration between armed forces and industry in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) domain.

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