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Smart India Hackathon today, PM Modi to address participants

Smart India Hackathon today, PM Modi to address participants

India Blooms News Service | | 01 Apr 2017, 12:30 pm
New Delhi, Apr 1 (IBNS) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday address the world's largest hackathon via video conferencing in what is being seen as a part of the initiative to push for a Digital India.

According to reports, in all 1,266 teams of  10,000 shortlisted programmers  from 28 states will compete in the  36-hour event finale across  26 locations in the country.

The event aims at solving problems of social importance.

The Government has identified 598 problems to be solved digitally.

According to reports, the top three teams with the best solutions will be awarded Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50,000. The winners will also form the Community of Innovative Minds.

The awarded software will be used  to improve governance system.