Government Open Sources Aarogya Setu App Code After Facing Criticisms

NITI Aayog has open sourced the code of the Aarogya Setu app weeks after privacy concerns raised by various experts. The new move comes days after the contact tracing app crossed the mark of 10 crore registered users, 41 days after its launch in April. NITI Aayog has released the source code of Aarogya Setu’s […]

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Never Said COVID-19 Cases Will Be Zero By May 16: NITI Aayog Member

Cases climbed to 1,18,447 in India according to Health Ministry (Representational) New Delhi: The government never said the coronavirus cases will be zero by a particular date, NITI Aayog member VK Paul said on Friday and apologised for any misconception on the matter. Responding to a question at the Health Ministry press briefing, Mr Paul […]

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Aarogya Setu App Data Is ‘Highly Encrypted’, NITI Aayog CEO Claims

The Central government’s Aarogya Setu mobile application is based on “privacy-first by design” principle keeping in mind the safety and privacy of users’ data, said Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog. He added that the user data from the app would only be provided to those government officials who were directly in charge of containing […]

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NITI Aayog Defends the Aarogya Setu App Against Privacy Groups’ Criticism

On April 2, NITI Aayog released the Aarogya Setu app that was made by a team comprising of citizen volunteers and government agencies as a solution for contact tracing and spreading awareness of COVID-19. The cross-platform app, Aarogya Setu, crossed five crore downloads just 13 days later. In short order, it’s become one of the […]

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Government is Making a COVID-19 Tracker App for Android, iOS: Report

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across India, the Union government is reportedly working on a mobile app in a bid to make citizens more aware of their surroundings. According to a report, the CoWin-20 app that is currently in its trial phase, will aim to ensure that citizens do not travel to COVID-19-affected […]

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NITI Aayog, NASSCOM jointly launch AI-based modules for schools

With an imperative to empower the youngest minds of the country with the latest technologies, an AI-based Module was launched for students in Indian schools here on Thursday. The module was launched by NITI Aayog, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in collaboration with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). The module contains activities, […]

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Obtaining Pan Card To Get Simpler, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

The Finance Minister will visit Hyderabad and Bengaluru to interact with various stakeholders New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the process of obtaining a Permanent Account Number (PAN) card will be made simpler. Ms Sitharaman made the comments during an interactive session titled ”Budget and Beyond” with professionals from asset management, […]

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