Digital Shakti Program

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  • November 19, 2022
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In News: National Commission for Women (NCW) launched the latest 4.0 version of ‘Digital Shakti’ programme, which was essentially dedicated to teach women to be safe online.

  • India has the second largest internet-using population and the third highest number of bullying cases (most of which happen online).
  • 98% crimes are committed against women.

About Digital Shakti’ programme:

  • It is a cyber-safety programme, launched by NCW in 2018 essentially to train women fight cyber-crime and to help females use digital space.
  • CyberPeace Foundation is partnering with the NCW and Meta to implement the programme.
  • The 4.0 version aims at accelerating the digital participation of women
  • to train one million women from schools, colleges and universities apart from housewives to use the digital knowledge responsibly and support them if they have any business ideas for example for start-up
  • to upskill and empower women digitally
  • Through this project, over 3 lakh women across India have been made aware of the cyber safety tips and tricks, the reporting and redressal mechanisms, data privacy and the usage of technology, for their benefits.

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Source The Hindu

Previous Year Question

Q1.) What is the aim of the programme ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’? (2017)

  1. Achieving 100% literacy by promoting collaboration between voluntary organizations and government’s education system and local communities.
  2. Connecting institutions of higher education with local communities to address development challenges through appropriate technologies.
  3. Strengthening India’s scientific research institutions in order to make India a scientific and technological power.
  4. Developing human capital by allocating special funds for health care and education of rural and urban poor, and organizing skill development programmes and vocational training for them.


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