Telangana Current Affairs

21st National Conference on e-Governance held in Hyderabad

The 21st National Conference on e-Governance was held in Hyderabad, capital city of Telangana. This year, theme of the conference was ‘Technology for accelerating Development’.

It was organised by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), along with Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeITY) in association with Telangana.

Key Facts

The Conference served as forum in which Secretaries, Administrative Reforms and Secretaries of Information Technology of State Governments, IT Managers of Central Governments, Software Solution providers, industry, etc. participated and interacted, exchanged opinions, views, discuss issues, problems and also analyze various solution frameworks.

The Conference also showcased best practices, innovative technologies and ICT solutions. The National e-Governance Awards recognising and promoting excellence in implementation of e-Governance initiatives by various government departments and also initiatives of PSUs and Non- Government Institutions were given.

The inaugural session of conference was followed by 3 Plenary Sessions based on themes Building User Experience, Universalization and Replication and Governing e-Governance. Besides, plenary sessions based on e-Governance Good and Best Practices, Emerging Technologies were also held. The theme of wrap up session was Synergising Role of National and State Government.

Background

E-Governance is one of the subjects allocated to DARPG, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions under II Schedule to the Allocation of Business Rules, 1961. DARPG has been entrusted role to promote e-Governance activities in consonance with the overall national objectivities and priorities. Whereas, DeitY’s, under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeITY) mandate is to encourage e-Governance to empower citizens, promote inclusive and sustainable growth of Electronics, IT & ITeS industries.

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates World Information Technology Congress 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated World Information Technology Congress (WITC) 2018 in Hyderabad, Telangana via video conference. The theme of this edition of conference was ‘Future Enterprises.’

It was hosted by Telangana Government, in association with country’s top IT body, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and global IT organization World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

Key Facts

This is for first time India is hosting WITC. It will second time that the event will be taking place in Asia after it was hosted in Kualalumpur, Malaysia in 2008. Around 2500 delegates and top IT honchos from across the world participated in the maga IT event. Representatives from IT industries from around 80 countries took part in the conference. Moreover, at least 20 CEOs from Fortune 500 companies and 100 other top executives attended the conference.

World Information Technology Congress (WITC)

WITC is a biennial event and considered as the biggest event of its kind. It aims provide single platform to IT experts, policy and decision makers and Government officials from all over the world together to discuss various challenges and possible solutions to them. It is unique in its global perspective on ICT issues and its ability to draw users, providers, media and academia from around the world. It was first held in 1978 since then held after every two years. The 2014 WITC was held in Mexico and had focused on the theme of ‘Digital World’ and 2016 edition was held in Brasilia, Brazil.

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