Digital India Week 2022

✅ Why In News: The Prime Minister inaugurated the Digital India Week 2022.

✅The theme for Digital India Week 2022: Catalyzing New India’s Techade.

✅The programme will celebrate the anniversary of Digital India and demonstrate how public digital platforms like Aadhaar, UPI, Cowin, Digilocker etc. have enabled ease of living for citizens.

✅Multiple digital initiatives were launched.

✅PM launched ‘Digital India Bhashini’, ‘Digital India GENESIS’ and ‘Indiastack.global’; also dedicates ‘MyScheme’ and ‘Meri Pehchaan’.

▪️Initiatives launched:

▪️Digital India Bhashini :

✅‘Digital India Bhashini’ will enable easy access to the internet and digital services in Indian languages, including voice-based access, and help the creation of content in Indian languages.

✅The key intervention in building AI-based language technology solutions for Indian languages will be the creation of multilingual datasets.

✅Digital India Bhashini will enable massive citizen engagement to build datasets through a crowdsourcing initiative called BhashaDaan.

✅Digital India GENESIS : ‘Digital India GENESIS’ (Gen-next Support for Innovative Startups)  a National Deep-tech Startup Platform, to discover, support, grow and make successful startups in Tier-II and Tier-III cities of India.

✅Indiastack.global :  a global repository of key projects implemented under India Stack like Aadhaar, UPI, Digilocker, Cowin Vaccination Platform, Government e-Marketplace (GeM), DIKSHA Platform and Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission.

✅MyScheme  : A service discovery platform facilitating access to Government Schemes.

It aims to offer a one-stop search and discovery portal where users can find schemes that they are eligible for.

✅Meri Pehchaan : National Single Sign On for One Citizen Login.

National Single Sign-On (NSSO) is a user authentication service in which a single set of credentials provide access to multiple online applications or services.

✅Chips to Startup Programme : The C2S Programme aims to train specialized manpower in the area of design of semiconductor chips at Bachelors, Masters and Research levels, and act as a catalyst for the growth of Startups involved in semiconductor design in the country.

It offers to mentor at the organisational level and makes available State-of-the-art facilities for design to the institutions.

This is part of the India Semiconductor Mission to build a strong design ecosystem in semiconductors.

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