Narendra Modi Launches Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge. The challenge is a way to encourage Indian Startups and techies to make applications for Android and iOS in India.
Narendra Modi Launches Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge
In a tweet, Narendra Modi has put a challenge up for techies and IT Startups in India to make Android and iOS applications in India in an effort to make India self-reliant. This challenge comes after the India Government’s ban on 59 Applications of Chinese Origin.
In a LinkedIn post, Modi has said, “Nowadays, we are seeing huge interest and enthusiasm among the start-up and tech ecosystem to innovate, develop and promote homegrown apps. Today, when the entire nation is working towards creating an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, it is a good opportunity to give direction to their efforts, momentum to their hard-work and mentorship to their talent to evolve Apps which can satisfy our market as well as compete with the world.”
Today there is immense enthusiasm among the tech & start-up community to create world class Made in India Apps. To facilitate their ideas and products @GoI_MeitY and @AIMtoInnovate are launching the Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge. https://t.co/h0xqjEwPko
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 4, 2020
The challenge has two parts, Track-1 and Track-2. The Track-1 will work in mission mode for identifying good quality Apps for the leader-board and shall be completed in around a month. In Track-2, the initiative will work to help create new champions in India by providing support in ideation, incubation, prototyping, and roll out along with market access.
PM Narendra Modi has also said, “Can we think of making traditional Indian games more popular via Apps? Can we develop Apps with targeted and smart access to the right age group for learning, gaming, etc? Can we develop gaming apps for people in rehabilitation or getting counseling to help them in their journey? There are many such questions and technology alone can give answers in a creative manner.”
The Evaluation is made on the basis of Ease of use, Robustness Security features, and, Scalability. Interested Competitors can apply using this link. The last date of submission is 18th July 2020.