Digital and IT

Draft e-commerce policy

The government has released the draft e-commerce policy. The policy focuses on six broad issues of the e-commerce sector, which includes data, infrastructure development, e-commerce marketplaces, regulatory issues, stimulating domestic digital economy and export promotion through e-commerce. Features of the Policy The important features of the policy are: Every e-commerce company will have to construct …

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National Policy on Software Products – 2019

National Policy on Software Products 2019 The policy is aimed at developing India as a Software Product Nation. An outlay of Rs 1500 crore divided into Software Product Development Fund and Research & Innovation fund is envisaged to implement the programmes/ schemes envisaged under this policy over a period of 7 years. The Policy is aimed at giving a direction …

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National Supercomputing Mission

National Supercomputing Mission initiated in 2015 is being implemented and steered jointly by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) at an estimated cost of Rs.4500 crore over a period of seven years. Objectives of the Mission The Mission envisages empowering India’s national academic and R&D institutions …

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Shakti microprocessor

It is India’s first indigenous microprocessor. Develop by IIT Madras. It has been developed under project partly funded by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), as part of two-decade-old efforts to develop indigenous microprocessors. Significance: It will reduce dependency on imported microchips especially in communication and defence sectors and thus eliminate risk of cyber-attacks. …

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Digi Yatra initiative

It is an initiative to make boarding pass and security check-ins digital at airports using Aadhaar and mobile phones Under Ministry of Civil Aviation In this, a digital mode for airport entry and verification of passengers would be used. The move is aimed to ease the security and boarding procedure.  

Ratan P Watal Committee

  To suggest steps to promote card payments with an aim to discourage cash transactions. Terms of reference: Recommend various measures to incentivise transactions through cards and digital means, e.g., through tax incentives/rebates, introduction of cash back/lottery. Review the payments system in the country and recommend measures for encouraging digital payments. Study and recommend need …

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