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National Urban Digital Mission

Published on February 24, 2021
Current Context: The Central Government launched ‘National Urban Digital Mission’.
National Urban Digital Mission
  • The mission is launched to develop digital infrastructure for cities of India.
  • It was launched by Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri and Union Minister of Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
  • The MoHUA mentioned that the ‘National Urban Digital Mission’ will lead to having an institutionalised citizen-centric and ecosystem-driven approach for transparent urban governance and service delivery in cities by 2022, and in all Indian cities and towns by 2024.
  • Due to this mission, the Indian cities and towns will get the benefit of holistic and diverse forms of support of various digital initiatives of the MoHUA.
  • During the event of launching of the mission, various other initiatives were also launched: lndia Urban Data Exchange (IUDX), SmartCode, Smart Cities 2.0 website, and Geospatial Management Information System (GMIS).
  • The IUDX is developed by Smart Cities Mission in partnership with IISc Bangaluru. It is an open-source software platform, which will provide a secure and authenticated data exchange across several data platforms, data producers, 3rd party applications and consumer. The platform will provide control to the data owners for data exchange.
  • The SmartCode is a platform that will allow stakeholders to contribute to a repository of open-source code for various solutions and applications for urban governance.

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following launched ‘National Urban Digital Mission’?
a. Ravi Shankar Prasad.
b. Amit Shah
c. Hardeep Singh Puri
d. Nitin Gadkari
e. Both (a) and (c)
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