Narendra Modi Launches ‘Digital India Week’

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched ‘Digital India Week’ at a function in Delhi being attended by an estimated 10,000 people, including top business leaders like Mukesh Ambani of Reliance and the Tata Group’s Cyrus Mistry.

Here is all you need to know in few points about Digital India project:

1. The venue for the inaugural ceremony, sources said, is the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, and around 400 top CEOs have been invited.

2. Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, Wipro chairman Azim Premji, Bharti Group chairman Sunil Mittal and Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani are attending Digital India event.

3. The captains of industry are likely to announce their association with some of the projects, which include portals on telemedicine and e-hospitals — one partnership with the Apollo Hospital Group has already been forged.

4. A portal on agriculture will also be unveiled as will e-basta, a platform to provide study material for students.

What in Digital India

5. For common citizens, there will be the Digital Lockers initiative to help them store important documents like PAN cards, passports, mark sheets and degree certificates.

6. The e-hospital portal will allow citizens to make appointments with the doctors.

7. A project aimed at digitising land records, birth and death certificates, mark sheets and other such utilities would also be unveiled at Digital India Week.

8. Digital India aims to build infrastructure and provide the internet as a utility to every citizen.

9. It promises to improve service delivery by making services available online.

10. Digital India seeks to enable people to access the internet by building digital literacy.

11. The eSign facility will allow online digital signature service

12. BSNL targets to provide Wi-Fi hotspots in 2500 cities

13. The project also aims to supports Daughter Funds including early stage angel funds and venture funds in the area of electronics.

14. Resource pool of IP within the country

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