Government’s ‘challenge’, make an app like Zoom and get Rs 1 crore

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The Central Government has launched an ‘App Challenge’. The prize money of the challenge is Rs 1 crore. The Government Challenge is for Indian companies to develop a video conferencing app that can become an alternative to popular apps like Zoom. Let us tell you that this app challenge has been introduced at a time when the popular video conferencing app Zoom is under question due to security reasons. This challenge has been introduced as “Innovation Challenge for Development of Video Conferencing Solution”. At present, the whole of India is struggling with the lockdown, hence work from home has now become a necessity for crores of people. Work from home means that a large amount of information is being exchanged online, in such a situation it is normal to be concerned about privacy and security.

For this app development program registration It has started from 13th April, and its last date is 30th April. Video conferencing apps should work on any type of device. This app should be able to provide its convenience in even the worst network areas. Apart from this, there should be encrypted communication and power consumption while using the app should also be minimal.

The result of this app challenge will be announced by the government on July 29. The winning team will be given a prize money of Rs 1 crore. At the same time, this app will be certified by the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

Let us tell you, last week the government had issued an advisory against the Zoom app. It was said by the Cyber ​​​​Coordinator Center (CyCord) of the Home Ministry that this app should not be used by government officials due to security reasons. Earlier, India’s nodal agency CERT-In, which looks after cyber-security threats, had also warned that the Zoom video conferencing app was vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Apart from this, some organizations like Google and Standard Chartered have also advised their employees not to use the Zoom app. The US Senate has also advised its members to avoid this app.

Since the Corona virus lockdown in India, most people are forced to work from home. In such a situation, the popularity of Zoom app increased. Many high courts also use the Zoom app for important hearings. Not only this, even the Defense Minister of the country has been seen using this app.

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