G-20 CAMPAIGNS FOR ONLINE SAFETY, DIGITAL INNOVATION

  • Inviting the world to make use of the ‘India Stack’ (India’s set of open APIs and digital public goods) and announcing that India would soon also similarly open up its telecom stack,launched the ‘Stay Safe Online’ campaign and the Digital Innovation Alliance (DIA) programme.
  • These were lauded by G-20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant as among the first-ever programmes to be launched worldwide as a G-20 initiative.
  • At the launch, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Alkesh Kumar Sharma, said that the DIA is meant to “unite the innovation ecosystems” of G-20 countries and nine invitee countries to recognise and support start-ups developing innovative digital solutions.
  • The DIA programme will have 174 start-ups from member countries with invitee countries sending in entries for digital solutions in six key sectors, which will be showcased at a three-day event in Bengaluru in August 2023.
  • The ‘Stay Safe Online’ campaign aims to raise awareness about cyber risks and the need for cyber hygiene in an increasingly digitising world.

 

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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