portal Current Affairs - 2020

“Arogya Path”: Portal to provide health care supply updates launched

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Health Supply Chain portal called “Arogya Path” was launched to provide real-time availability of health care supplies.

Highlights

The Arogya path will serve suppliers, manufacturers and customers. It will act as an integrated platform to provide information about key health care goods that help customers to tackle following issues

  • Dependence on limited suppliers
  • Time-consuming Processes to identify quality products
  • Limited access to suppliers that supply standardized products
  • Lack of awareness about the current and latest launches.

Background

The National Health Emergency that is currently arising due to COVID-19 is disrupting ability to produce, supply chain disruptions and compromises in delivery of critical items. These issues can be addressed with the help of the portal.

Benefits

The portal helps suppliers and manufacturers to reach wide network of customers filling in gaps of connectivity between them. Also, it will help to create opportunities of business expansion and identify requirements of new products.

The portal will serve as a platform to generate awareness about the demand for new technologies. It will also help reduce wastage of resources.

NHAI: First Construction Sector to become digital completely

The National Highway Authority of India became the first construction sector to become digital completely.

Highlights

The project management workflow of NHAI has been transformed from manual to online portal. The platform Artificial Intelligence and cloud-based big data analytics have been used to bring in the transform. With social distancing being one of the key methods to prevent COVID-19 infection, the online platform will help NHAI employees to continue their works without physical contact.

NHAI becoming Digital

The NHAI has completely become digital. This includes contractual decision, documentation and approvals that are now to be done through online portal alone. The NHAI e-office module has also been integrated into the system. The stakeholders of NHAI, contractors, consultants and independent engineers are already using the platform.

The project management details are to be stored in digital format in the cloud based “Data Lake” which is linked to GIS tagging.

Data Lake

Data Lake is a repository of data. It allows to store all structured and unstructured data at any scale.