Shipping Minister launches ‘MyPortApp’ for digital monitoring of port operations

What is the news?  Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways launched a port mobile application called “MyPortApp” in Kolkata today.  Also, inauguration of a 1 Mega Watt solar plant in Haldia port to produce renewable energy for port operations.  What are some key features of the “MyPortApp”? The App includes all port details digitally and monitor operations virtually, is aimed to promote… Continue reading Shipping Minister launches ‘MyPortApp’ for digital monitoring of port operations

Shri Bhupender Yadav launches DigiSaksham- a joint initiative of Labour Ministry with Microsoft India to enhance the employability of youth

What is the news? The minister for Labour and Employment has launched a digital skills programme (DigiSaksham) to enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital skills that are required in an increasingly technology-driven era. About the DigiSaksham programme Nearly one crore active job seekers will be able to access training at free of cost… Continue reading Shri Bhupender Yadav launches DigiSaksham- a joint initiative of Labour Ministry with Microsoft India to enhance the employability of youth

The war for digital talent: India can emerge as a global hub for it

Synopsis: Tech skills are in short supply globally. The article lists five measures that we should take that will help India lead efforts to close the gap. Introduction The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of enterprises, creating enormous opportunities for all organizations. This sudden acceleration in demand has led to a war for digital… Continue reading The war for digital talent: India can emerge as a global hub for it

Bureaucracy’s digital challenge

Synopsis: If civil servants don’t use social media appropriately, their role as independent advisers stands threatened. Introduction The article highlights the good use of social media in bureaucracy to make it more effective and public-friendly. Why using social media by civil servants is considered wrong? Indian Bureaucracy is characterized by hierarchy, formal relationships and standard… Continue reading Bureaucracy’s digital challenge

PM highlights importance of fintech, warns against covid

What is the News? The Prime Minister has addressed the 81st edition of his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat. What are the issues he has talked about? On Digital Inclusion Initiatives Around 355 crore Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions took place in August 2021. On average, digital payments of more than ₹2 trillion are… Continue reading PM highlights importance of fintech, warns against covid

SC introduces FASTER system to send records

What is the News? The Supreme Court has approved the use of an electronic system named FASTER (Fast and Secured Transmission of Electronic Records) for the transmission of e-authenticated copies of orders. What is a FASTER System? FASTER is a system by which crucial decisions including orders on bail and stay of arrest can be… Continue reading SC introduces FASTER system to send records

Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture Project (MeghEA) launched by IT Minister and CM Meghalaya

What is the News? Meghalaya chief minister and Union Information and Technology (MeitY) Minister has jointly launched ‘MeghEA- Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture’. About MeghEA- Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture Aim: To improve service delivery and governance for the people of Meghalaya using the power of digital technologies. Pillars: MeghEA initiative is spread across 6 pillars namely:  Governance, Human… Continue reading Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture Project (MeghEA) launched by IT Minister and CM Meghalaya

The e-Rupi could take us a long way towards financial inclusion

Synopsis: The payment-voucher system’s (e-RUPI) features make it ideal for programmes aimed at bridging the digital divide in India. How has India progressed wrt digital payment ecosystem? India has emerged as a leader in digital payments, with a manifold increase in such transactions in recent times. There are not many countries that allow digital transactions… Continue reading The e-Rupi could take us a long way towards financial inclusion

How e-RUPI can transform government’s welfare schemes?

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Effective service delivery of Public goods Synopsis: e-RUPI opens up a world of opportunities to the government, people, and businesses to provide, avail and pay for services seamlessly. What is e-RUPI? About e- RUPI Its Significance How e-RUPI can be used by corporates? Facilitation of cashless service at paid Covid vaccination… Continue reading How e-RUPI can transform government’s welfare schemes?

Everything you want to know about CBDC

Source: Business Standard Relevance: CBDC, its potential impact, relevant suggestions Synopsis: The central bank digital currency will neither substitute nor compete with cryptocurrency; it’s just a wallet. An analysis of its inherent problems and a way forward. Background The RBI has been working towards a phased implementation of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) with… Continue reading Everything you want to know about CBDC