Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Current Affairs - 2020

Prime Minister launched Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge

For building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat using Digital Technologies, an App Innovation Challenge was launched on 4th July 2020 by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. In partnership with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission, the App Innovation Challenge is an initiative by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Objective of the App Innovation Challenge Read More…

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 Read More…

CSC e-Governance India restarts Aadhaar registration work

CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) under Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) restarted Aadhaar registration and other related works which it plans to expand across the country next week. Aadhaar is now being used as primary identity document. Key Highlights The Common Service Centres (CSC) SPV has signed Read More…

Pankaj Kumar appointed CEO of UIDAI

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of IAS Pankaj Kumar as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues Aadhaar. About Pankaj Kumar He was currently serving as Additional Secretary in Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). He is appointed as CEO of Read More…

IT Ministry launches Smart-board for effective monitoring of key programmes

Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) have launched an Automated Real Time Performance Smart-board for effective monitoring and measurement of key programmes of government. The key programmes include Digital India, Aadhaar, Digital Payments among others. The dashboard was launched by Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad, while celebrating the 150th Read More…