NAADI: Science – based tool to track COVID-19 patients 

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  • April 10, 2020
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NAADI: Science – based tool to track COVID-19 patients 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Science and technology 

In News:

  • The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has prepared a Data Science-based tool. 
  • The tool shall help in tracking the movements of COVID -19 patients or quarantined people across the country.

Key takeaways:

  • The system has been named National Analytical Platform for Dealing with Intelligent Tracing, Tracking and Containment (NAADI).
  • The information generated by the tool would be accurate up to a metre. 

Important value additions:

  • The development of this tool is undertaken by C-DAC under Supercomputer using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Healthcare Analytics based Research, Covid-19 (SAMHAR).
  • The SAMHAR project is in partnership with the National Supercomputing Mission. 
  • The mission was established in association with startups and industries to build a rapid supercomputing system and research community for India to fight COVID-19

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing 

  • It is an Autonomous Scientific Society of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. 
  • The National Centre for Software Technology, ER&DCI and CEDTI were merged into C-DAC in 2003. 

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