Technology

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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Nine national scientific missions

The Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council (PM-STIAC) has identified nine national missions to address major scientific challenges to ensure India’s sustainable development. Through the nine missions, the PM-STIAC aims to facilitate collaboration to solve complex problems. Nine Missions Identified Natural Language Translation : Through a combination of machine and human translation, the mission aims …

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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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Improving Research Ecosystem in India

The central government has launched the following schemes to improve the research ecosystem in India: Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship : To attract the bright and meritorious students into research within the country, the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship has been initiated. Students selected for the fellowship are given fellowship for 5 years – Rs.70,000/- per month …

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Young Scientist Programme

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced Young Scientist Programme to inculcate and nurture space research fervour in young minds. Young Scientist programme is part of ISRO’s efforts to reach out to the student community. About Young Scientist Programme The modalities of the Young Scientist Programme are: It would be a one month programme. Mostly …

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Defence : Norms for the manufacturing of defence items relaxed

The government has relaxed norms for the manufacturing of the defence items. As per new norms, manufacturing of items of defence aerospace and warships will now be covered by Industries (Development and Regulation) Act and will not require any licence from the Commerce and Industry Ministry. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), under the …

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National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS)

National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS): It will be implemented by Department of Science &Technology under Ministry of Science and Technology for period of five years. The objective of Mission is to addresses ever increasing technological requirements of the society. It also takes into account international trends and road maps of leading countries for …

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