Niti Aayog has tapped Oracle to modernise its IT infrastructure for the Aspirational Districts Programme. This involves collecting transformation data from underdeveloped areas of the country to track their growth over time. Also, data will be shared in real-time with district collectors and other authorities for real-time governance. Oracle Autonomous Database, backed with AI/ML, requires minimal IT resources and will be the key cloud service for this project.
Aarogya Setu has helped the authorities to identify “more than 3,000 hotspots in 3-17 days ahead of time ” said NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant. He said that the app has reached to “50 mn subscribers in 15 days and 100 mn subscribers in 40 days.” The CEO revealed that of the over 114 mn users, two-thirds have taken the self-assessment test to evaluate exposure to COVID-19. Aarogya Setu, so far, has helped identify about 500,000 Bluetooth contacts.