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Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge-Innovate Solution for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat

Published on August 20, 2020
Current Context: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched a challenge which is called as:- Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge-Innovate Solution for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge-Innovate Solution for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat

  • The challenge is launched with an aim to invite startups, innovators and students and their professors to use microprocessors and carry out research in this field.
  • Under the support of Microprocessor Development Programme which was launched by Ministry of Electronics and IT in collaboration with IIT Madras and CDAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) has developed microprocessors named as SHAKTI and VEGA which are Open Source Architecture.
  • The challenge launched by the minister is to make utilization of these two microprocessors in order to develop new products and to have advance research ideas with the help of them.
  • The innovator's ad students are asked to develop various technology-based products which will prove beneficial to society using the two swadeshi microprocessors by making use of the swadeshi processors IPs.
  • The challenge is open to students belonging to any level of academics.
  • The challenge provides an opportunity for 100 Semi-finalists to win a total Rs.1 Crore of Award, 25 Finalists to win total Rs.1 Crore of Award. Also, the top 10 teams entering the finale, will get the seed fund of total Rs.2.30 crore and 12 months incubation support.


Q.1 Which Union Minister launched Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge-Innovate Solution for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat?
a. Dr Harsh Vardhan
b. Prakash Javadekar
c. Ravi Shankar Prasad
d. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
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