20 February 2018
AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook
Geographic areas




  • > Africa
  • > Central Asia
  • > Europe
  • > Middle East
  • > Nord America
  • > North Asia
  • > South Asia
  • > South East Asia
  • > South West Asia
  • > Sud America
  • > East Asia


  • » 12/10/2014, 00.00

    INDIA

    Delhi wants a digital "single archive" for 1.2 billion of people



    The database will consolidate public records of the whole country, from police files to identity cards. Planned the laying of optical fiber cables to 250,000 village clusters.

    New Delhi (AsiaNews/Agencies) - India is building its own database platform to consolidate public records from across the world's second-most populous nation in a bid to modernize services. The Department of Electronics & Information Technology will develop the software for the database itself, using open-source platforms where possible.

    The initiative will integrate police, court and criminal files, R.S. Sharma, secretary of the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, said in an interview. The government will also build its own platform for uniform payment, property registration and social assistance systems, he said.

    Sharma and Nandan Nilekani, a co-founder of software services company Infosys Ltd., helped implement the government's Aadhaar project to give every Indian a unique biometric identity. So far, 720 million people have the identities, which will be used in the databases, with the rest due to be completed in the next few months, Sharma said.

    In a move that can help reduce fraud, every citizen in the nation of 1.2 billion will get access to cloud storage connected to their digital identity, enabling them to access services if they move to a different state, apply for a job or request assistance, Sharma said.

    While India's Internet use is surging and the nation is forecast to surpass the U.S. as the second-largest online population after China, most people still don't have Web access to reach these new government services.

    The country had 278 million Internet users as of October, leaving about a billion others off-line. Most of those people live in rural India, according to McKinsey & Co. The government plans to connect rural residents by laying optical fiber cable to 250,000 village clusters by 2016. The plan was started in 2011 and originally due to be finished by last year.

    Modi's administration has vowed to complete the project, and level the access disparity between cities and villages.

     

     

    e-mail this to a friend Printable version










    See also

    25/01/2017 14:53:00 INDIA
    Archbishop of Bangalore tells youth to beware of the dangers of the Internet

    Mgr Bernard Moras releases a message for the upcoming Synod on youth in 2018. He warns that virtual reality "is like Aladdin's lamp, which makes us get whatever we want,” but conceals predators and criminals. By making everything accessible, Internet turn young people into “weak and fragile twigs,” who do not accept failure.



    07/12/2013 VATICAN
    Pope: Internet "is indispensable" for Church but at the same time "not enough."
    The proclamation of the Gospel, in fact, "requires authentic and direct human relationships to result in a personal encounter with the Lord." But you have to " be present, always with evangelical style , in what for many , especially young people, has become a kind of living environment, to awaken in the heart the insistent questions about the meaning of our existence."

    12/12/2003 United Nations
    World leaders find difficulties in bridging "digital divide"


    18/02/2010 BANGLADESH - VATICAN
    Dhaka, Mgr. Celli: the proclamation of Christ spreads to the "digital world"
    The President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications states that "new technologies offer opportunities to enhance relationships, dialogue, prayer and witness of the Gospel. The web is a means to brining people closer to Christ and AsiaNews carries out an "important" mission.

    07/03/2015 INDIA
    Calcutta to boast India’s first digital municipal archive
    The Amal Home Digital Archive will contain photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings and texts on the former capital of the country in digital format. It will be the nations’ first "data bank" created and managed by a city administration. Among the most important documents, letters of Mahatma Gandhi and the original deed of sale of the city to the East India Company.



    Editor's choices

    CHINA-VATICAN
    The tears of Chinese bishops. A portrait of Msgr. Zhuang, bishop of Shantou

    Padre Pietro

    A priest of the official Church, recalls the 88 year old bishop that the Vatican wants to replace with an illegitimate bishop, to please the regime. Mons. Zhuang Jianjian became an underground bishop at the behest of the Vatican in 2006. Card. Zen and Msgr. Zhuang, image of the faithful Church, "which provokes an immense sadness and a sense of impotence". The hopes of card. Parolin to console "the past and present sufferings of Chinese Catholics".


    CHINA - VATICAN - HONG KONG
    Card. Zen on the bishops of Shantou and Mindong

    Card. Joseph Zen

    The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong confirms the information published in recent days by AsiaNews and reveals details of his conversation with Pope Francis on these topics: "Do not create another Mindszenty case", the primate of Hungary whom the Vatican forced to leave the country, appointing a successor in Budapest, at the will of the communist government of the time. 


    AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!

    AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
     

    SUBSCRIBE NOW

    News feed

    Canale RSSRSS channel 









     

    IRAN 2016 Banner

    2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®