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Source: The post is based on the article “Government to set up 100 5G labs to develop new apps” published in The Hindu on 2nd February 2023.
What is the News?
The Finance Minister in Budget 2023-24 has announced several initiatives in the technology sector.
What are the initiatives announced in the Budget in the technology sector?
Labs for Developing 5G Services
The Government of India has proposed to set up 100 labs for developing applications using 5G services in engineering institutions across the country.
These labs would develop applications in the fields such as smart classrooms, precision farming, intelligent transport systems and healthcare.
Three Centres of Excellence for artificial intelligence will be established in top educational institutions across the country.
National Data Governance policy
The government will bring a National Data Governance policy which will enable access to anonymised data. This will unleash innovation and research by start-ups and academia.
Note: Anonymisation is a data processing technique that removes or modifies personally identifiable information. This results in anonymised data that cannot be associated with any one individual.