Gov Tech- Thon 2020 | UPSC

Gov Tech- Thon 2020 | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Gov Tech- Thon 2020 will be from 30 Oct 2020 to 1 Nov 2020

      WHY IN NEWS:

Hot from PIB !

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Electronics & IT
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Hackathon

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS this is a potential question for 2021 ! Go through aim and significance of this event . Questions can be easily framed .

For MAINS nothing much here . Can you give some examples of successful hackathons

      ISSUE: 

IEEE Computer Society is organizing a pan India 36 hours virtual Hackathon, Gov-TechThon 2020, for central Government Departments in collaboration with NIC and Oracle India.

GOV TECH- THON 2020

  • Hackathons are the events where software developers, domain experts and programmers come together to collaborate for developing innovative.
  • Hackathons are also organized for collective problem-solving /software prototypes.
  • Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, virtual hackathons are held, where participants can collaborate online.

Building upon the ideation and guidance from the Prime Minister, IEEE Computer Society ,NIC and Oracle have come together for solving some of the high priority challenges through Gov-TechThon 2020.

AIM

Gov Tech-Thon 2020, to incubate new ideas, boost innovation and use technology in agriculture and allied sectors.

  • The mentors provide required domain and technical clarification for the participants.
  • The virtual hackathon aims to incubate new ideas, boost innovation and use technology in agriculture and allied sectors.
  • Oracle India provides the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, services, tools and technical support for participants.
  • Mentoring team will be available throughout the hackathon session.
  • The jury periodically assess the teams based on host of parameters.

ORGANIZERS

  • National Informatics Centre (NIC)
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Oracle

TIMELINE

  • Gov Tech-Thon 2020, a pan India 36 hours virtual Hackathon.
  • The event Gov Tech- Thon 2020 will be from 30 Oct 2020 to 1 Nov 2020 under aegis of MEITY.

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS

  • National Informatics Centre (NIC)
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India

PARTICIPANTS

  • The participation is open to students, working professionals, start-ups, freelancers, faculty or any one in India who has ideas or solutions to the problem statements.

This virtual hackathon seeks innovative solutions / approaches to defined problem statements.

  • The participants have to collaborate virtually for solving the problems.
  • The teams can have a maximum of 5 members.

PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES

  • Top 3 teams from each application domain are shortlisted for the final round (total of 15 teams).
  • These 15 teams present their designs and solutions to the jury.
  • Top 3 teams from all application domains get prizes (cash and certificates).

Remaining 12 teams get Runner-up certificates.

  • 1st Prize : Rs. 2,25,000.00
  • 2nd Prize : Rs. 1,25,000.00
  • 3rd Prize : Rs. 85,000.00

All participants get a certificate of participation.

MENTORS AND JURY

  • The mentors provide required domain and technical clarification for the participants.

The event will have mentors and jury from IEEE, NIC, industry, academic institutions and Government departments.

  • Oracle India provides the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, services, tools and technical support for participants.
  • Mentoring team will be available throughout the hackathon session.
  • The jury periodically assess the teams based on host of parameters.

ABOUT IEEE AND COMPUTER SOCIETY

  • IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its more than 419,000 members in over 160 countries. 

  • The IEEE Computer Society is the premier source for information, inspiration, and collaboration in computer science and engineering.
  • The Computer Society empowers the people who advance technology by delivering tools for individuals at all stages of their professional careers.

ABOUT NIC

  • National Informatics Centre (NIC) is attached office of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  • NIC was established in 1976, and has rich experience in providing ICT and eGovernance support to the Government .
  • It has been bridging the gap of digital divide since the last 4 decades .
  • It has emerged as a promoter of digital opportunities for sustainable development.

NIC spearheaded “Informatics-Led-Development” by implementing ICT applications in social and public administration .

  • It facilitates electronic delivery of services to the government (G2G), business (G2B), citizen (G2C) and government employee (G2E).
  • NIC, through its ICT Network, “NICNET”, has institutional linkages with all the Ministries /Departments of the Central Government.
  • NIC has establishing a Nationwide State-of-the-Art ICT Infrastructure.
  • It has also built a large number of digital solutions to support the government at various levels.

ABOUT ORACLE

  • The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources etc
  • It also focuses on Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

PROBLEM STATEMENTS

Listed below are the five challenges NIC is seeking solutions through the Gov-TechThon 2020:

  1. AI based alternate crop recommendation 
  2. Seed certification using blockchain technology 
  3. Facilitation of Document Upload for Online Applications
  4. Unsupervised Test Platform / Tool
  5. Automation of Vehicle Fitness Test
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | Gov Tech- Thon 2020 | UPSC

 

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