The Digital India futureLABS initiative seeks to enhance India's electronics and IT sector by creating a research and innovation framework, championing leadership in standards, intellectual properties (IPs), systems, and platforms News 

MoS Chandrasekhar announces upcoming launch of Semiconductor Research Centre and Digital India futureLABS by the Government.

Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday announced that the Center will set up an India Semiconductor Research Center and will soon launch the Digital India futureLABS initiative. The minister made the announcement in his virtual address at the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) Vision Summit in Bengaluru. “We will soon establish the Indian Semiconductor Research Center, which will serve as a center for semiconductor innovation, covering all spectrums that will drive the systems of the future,” Chandrasekhar said. Late last…

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As outlined in the Request for Empanelment (RFE) document dated December 21, NeGD is seeking applications from consulting organisations, referred to as 'agencies', to participate in the Digital India programme. The RFE sheds light on the comprehensive vision of the programme, aiming to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy News 

Consulting Organisations Encouraged to Support Digital India Programme by National e-Governance Division

The National e-Governance Division (NeGD) has announced a comprehensive Request for Empanelment (RFE) inviting consulting organizations to join hands to drive the transformative Digital India programme. RFE sheds light on the overall vision of the Digital India program, which aims to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It covers various government services available through multiple channels such as online, mobile and service points. Needless to say, the Digital India initiative covers a host of programs including Aadhaar, DigiLocker, UMANG, API Setu, UPI, CoWIN, Direct Benefit Transfer,…

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The one-of-a-kind zone will showcase the ‘Digital India’ journey since 2014 through an immersive experience in the form of interactive displays and virtual reality simulations AI 

G20 Summit Highlights Digital India with UPI, Aadhaar, Bhashini, and the Introduction of ‘Ask GITA’ at the ‘Digital India Experience Zone’

The ‘Digital India Experience Zone’ at the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit in New Delhi will be a standout attraction showcasing India’s ‘digital’ journey since 2014. The transformative potential of digital public infrastructure, or DPI, is highlighted through a platform developed over seven years. a country that empowers digital economy – Aadhaar, UPI, DigiLocker, DIKSHA, Bhashini, ONDC and eSanjeevani. In addition to providing visitors with immersive experiences such as interactive displays and virtual reality simulations, the unique zone features a kiosk showcasing the GITA (Guidance Inspiration Transformation and Action) app where…

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While the core focus is seamless language translation, the Bhashini platform aims to make the internet available to everyone in all the 22 Indian languages. The government recently included ‘Bhashini’ in its Digital India expansion plans that has a budget of Rs 14,903 crore. News 

Indian Government Gives Significant Support to Bhashini, the Local ‘Google Translator’

The government is seriously considering its efforts to strengthen the local alternative to Google’s language translation services. A platform called ‘Bhashini’ was announced this year and now the government recently included ‘Bhashini’ in its Digital India expansion plans with a budget of Rs 14,903 crore. Bhashini claims to be an “AI-enabled” multilingual translation tool that currently supports 10 major Indian languages, and with government support, the platform will soon support all 22 official Indian languages. This project is part of the government’s broader national language translation task. What does Bhashini…

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An industry insider said by connecting innovators, implementers, funders, marketers, and users on one platform and accelerating the development and go-to-market cycles, the Digital Science Park can act as a hub for these groups News 

‘Digital Science Park Expands Digital India Initiative’: Kerala PM Modi Says; What influences technology startups?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for India’s first digital science park in Kerala as part of a major infrastructure drive in the state worth Rs 1,500 crore. Not only for the Digital Science Park but PM Modi visited Kerala for the inauguration of various projects like Vande Bharat and Water Metro. In his address, PM Modi stated, “Beyond physical connectivity, there is a need for digital connectivity. Projects like the Digital Science Park will expand the Digital India initiative. The third generation science park is being built…

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Kritika Seth, Founding Partner, Victoriam Legalis-Advocates & Solicitors, said though the Digital India Act could help address some of the legal and ethical challenges associated with AI systems in India, a legal framework alone may not be enough to address all complexities News 

Don’t regulate AI with one-size-fits-all approach: Experts suggest flexible rules beyond Digital India Act

As artificial intelligence shapes the future of the world, the question of the legal framework keeps coming up. Recently, Union Electronics and IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar mentioned the Digital India Act while talking about regulations for new technologies. In a recent live Twitter session, Chandrasekhar was asked if there is a legal framework for artificial intelligence. In response, he stated that the Digital India Act has an entire section on what are the no-go areas for any technology before it spreads openly. One of the key points was securing innovation…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses after practically inaugurating the Bengaluru 2020 tech summit in New Delhi. (PTI) News 

PM Modi hails digital India as way of life says technology first is Centres governance model

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that Digital India, which was launched by the Center in 2015, is no longer seen as a regular government initiative, but has become a way of life. Speaking at the Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020, via video conference, he said his governance model was “ Technology first. ” We launched Digital India 5 years ago. Today, I am happy to say that Digital India is no longer seen as a regular government initiative. Digital India has become a way of life. In particular, for…

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