Smart India Hackathon 2017: Interesting things that took place at this Govt of India initiative

The Hackathon required Engineers and IT professionals to solved 598 problems using the innovative technology
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Written by: India TV Buzz Desk New Delhi August 19, 2017 11:53 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon Indian Youth in April this year through Smart India Hackathon organised by MyGov in association with AICTE, NASSCOM. NIC and MHRD.  It was called upon to innovate new ideas and use technology to bring about the changes that our country needs on a digital level. 

The Hackathon required Engineers and IT professionals to solved 598 problems using the innovative technology . During the event, these problems were identified and posted by 29 central government departments including issues like geo-fencing of airports, online toll collection, smart traffic management, cyber attacks and smart drones to make the airspace safer. 

You can watch the full video of the event here. 

"We should emphasize on applying concepts learned in classroom through practical applications and we should enhance on skill engage optimization '," PM Modi said in his address at the Smart India Hackathon 2017.

"To solve problems of the common people, IT solutions are necessary. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new scope of future" he added

"A series of issues have been placed before our youth to work on. The issues are challenging but this is also an opportunity. There is a need to use technology more and innovate more. We live in a technology-driven era," PM Modi said while addressing the audience. 

The 36-hour non-stop digital programming competition started at 8 a.m on Arpil 1 in 26 different places in the country with each location handled by one central department or ministry. The top three teams were awarded Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50,000 respectively. The digital solutions generated were used by government to improvise their governance systems. Suitable upgrades were applied, where needed.  

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