Question: Name the Union Minister who inaugurated NIC (National Informatics Centre) Command and Control Centre recently?
(a) Ravi Shankar Prasad
(b) Smriti Irani
(c) Rajnath Singh
(d) Piyush Goyal
- On 10th January 2019, Honorable Minister for Electronics & IT and Law and Justice Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated NIC’s Command & Control Centre (CCC) and Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence by NIC, at National Informatics Centre (NIC).
- NIC has been offering Data Centre and Cloud services to the Government. Currently, it has 4 National Data Centres and 30 Mini Data Centres across the country hosting over 10,000 e-Governance applications.
- NIC has set up the Command and Control Centre, making it first of its kind in the Government which will increase the agility of NIC’s nationwide ICT infrastructure.
- Applications like – eOffice, eHospital, Beneficiary Identification System under Ayushman Bharat have already been catered by NIC.
- Earlier Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence (CoE in AI) has been established with the motto of ‘Inclusive AI’ for responsive governance & to work towards improving Government service delivery to citizens.
- CEDA (Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics) was launched in 2018, with the main motive to make India efficient & independent in digital governance.