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ASEAN-India Hackathon 2021

Published on February 02, 2021
Current Context: The Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) and Ministry of Education launched the ASEAN-India Hackathon 2021.
ASEAN-India Hackathon 2021
  • The inaugural session for same was addressed by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
  • The Hackathon is being held from 1st to 3rd Feb 2021.
  • While addressing, the minister said that the ASEAN-India Hackathon will provide an opportunity to grow the partnerships of India and ASEAN nations.
  • He mentioned that hackathon will be an enactment of 6 major virtues of civilization namely, Respect, Dialogue, Cooperation, Peace, Prosperity and Innovation.
  • The hackathon is an opportunity for the ASEAN nations to tackle the challenges based on two themes namely ‘Blue Economy’ and ‘Education’.
  • The ASEAN-India Hackathon aims to achieve economic development through ASEAN nations partnerships in domains like education, science and technology, exchange of leadership works etc.
  • It focusses on agriculture, blue economy, tourism, health, environment, water and smart cities.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ASEAN: Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Chair of ASEAN for 2021: Brunei Darussalem


Q.1 Which ministry in collaboration with ASEAN launched the ASEAN-India Hackathon 2021?
a. Ministry of Education
b. Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs
c. Ministry of External Affairs
d. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
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