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Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge launched

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  • August 19, 2020
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Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge launched

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Innovation

In News:

  • Recently, “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge- Innovate Solutions for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat” was launched 

Key takeaways 

  • Launched by: Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY)
  • Aim: 
    • To provide further impetus to the strong ecosystem of Start-up, innovation and research in the country.
    • To realize the ambition of self-reliance.
  • Indigenously developed microprocessors SHAKTI and VEGA have also been rolled out under the Microprocessor Development Programme.

Important value additions 

Microprocessor Development Programme

  • Aim: 
    • Meeting India’s future requirements of strategic and industrial sectors.
    • To mitigate the issues of security, licensing, technology obsolescence and cutting dependency on imports. 
  • It is a successful step to achieve the goal of vibrant ecosystem of Electronic System Design & Manufacturing in India.

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