Prime minister launches ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’

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News: Prime Minister has launched Digital India ”Atma Nirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge”.

Facts:

  • Aim: To facilitate the techies and start-up community to create world-class Made in India Apps. 
  • Bodies Involved: The challenge has been launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission- NITI Aayog.
  • Components: The challenge will have two tracks-
    • Promotion of Existing Apps(Track 1): It aims to identify the best Indian Apps that are already being used by citizens and have the potential to become world class Apps in their respective categories.
    • Development of New Apps(Track 2): It seeks to identify Indian start ups / entrepreneurs /companies and encourage them with ideation, incubation, prototyping and roll out of applications.