Six developing countries – Sri Lanka, Morocco, the Philippines, Guinea, Ethiopia and the Togolese Republic – are using an Aadhaar-like, open-source system to provide digital identities to their citizens. The platform was built by the International Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru (IIIT-B), a non-profit headed by Infosys cofounder Kris Gopalakrishnan.
KITE has successfully implemented ICT projects to the tune of ₹800 crore, including the Hi-Tech School project through which 45,000 classrooms for Classes 8 to 12 were made high-tech; the Hi-Tech Lab project in 11,275 primary schools, and the Samagra resource portal.
UPI has an open protocol upon which other technologies can be built, creating a much larger and more useful network than its competitors for financial payments. By facilitating exactly what blockchain was supposed to do—cutting out intermediaries and inducing greater competition—UPI could force a global acceleration of innovation in payment technology.
After its initial announcement back in November 2021, the Delhi government is finally planning to launch its online shopping portal “Dilli Bazaar” this December. The online portal is meant for people to access the famous Delhi markets right from their homes.
Dr. Molini Patel, with the department’s Bureau of Medical Services, won one of this year’s individual awards for her work using data to track COVID-19 infections among the department’s workforce and flagging hotspots that faced the greatest need for vaccines once they became available. The award also recognized Patel’s work tracking air quality data at 80 U.S. diplomatic posts around the world.
The ‘Jan Samarth’ portal will be a one-stop gateway for all credit-linked schemes of the government. It is a first-of-its-kind platform which directly connects beneficiaries to lenders, the Union finance ministry said.
he UIDAI on Wednesday held a Workshop on ‘Recent Initiatives for Simplifying Aadhaar usage’. The workshop focused on sharing key developments and practices in Aadhaar Usage adopted by various departments of the State Governments and Union Territories (UTs)