India is leading the world in digital revolution, asserts PM Modi

What is the News?

The Prime Minister has inaugurated several portals during the seventh anniversary of the “Digital India” campaign. 

What is the Digital India campaign?

Launched in: 2015

Purpose: It is a flagship programme of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

How has the Digital India campaign helped India?

Digital India campaign has helped save Rs 2.25 lakh crore from falling into the wrong hands in the past eight years.

The transparency that has come due to Digital India has eliminated corruption at various levels adversely affecting the poor and the middle class.

In the last eight years, more than Rs 23 lakh crore has been transferred through Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) to beneficiaries.

Digital India helped the government tackle the crisis arising out of Covid pandemic. For example, CoWin and Aarogya Setu are two mobile applications that helped provide 200 crore vaccine doses.

What are the portals launched by the Prime Minister?

Digital India Bhashini: It aims to enable easy access to the internet and digital services in Indian languages including voice-based access. It will also help in creating content in Indian languages. 

– In addition to this, it will also focus on building AI-based language technology solutions for Indian languages along with the creation of multilingual datasets. 

Digital India Genesis: Digital India Genesis is the short for Gen-next Support for Innovative Startups. Its purpose is to create a National Deep-tech Startup Platform, in a bid to discover, support, grow and make successful startups in tier-II and tier-III cities of India.

MyScheme: MyScheme is 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: It is a user authentication service in which a single set of credentials provides access to multiple online applications or services. 

Chips to Startup(C2S) Programme: Click Here to read It is 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.

Source: The post is based on the article India is leading the world in digital revolution, asserts PM Modi” published in The Hindu on 5th July 2022.

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