Next Google, Facebook & Twitter are coming from India, says PM Modi
Next Google, Facebook & Twitter are coming from India, says PM Modi – With the quest for subsequent Google, Facebook, and Twitter coming from India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday talked about several homegrown apps which were recently awarded top prizes within the AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge.
In the latest of his monthly radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’, the Prime Minister said that the youth participated enthusiastically within the challenge. He noted that almost two-thirds of the entries were made by the youth of tier-2 and tier-3 cities.
Awards are given to around twenty-four apps in several categories, he said, asking listeners to familiarise themselves with these apps and to attach with them.
The Prime Minister discussed several of those apps, including Kutuki Kids Learning app, an interactive app for children; ku KOO ku, an app for a microblogging platform; Chingari app which is getting popular among the youth; Ask Sarkar app to urge right information about any government scheme; and Step Set Go, a fitness app, etc.
Noting that today’s small start-ups will transform into big companies tomorrow and become the mark of India within the world, he said that one shouldn’t forget that the large companies which exist within the world today, were also, once, start-ups.
The Aatmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge selected the simplest apps from around 7000 entries across India.
Indian video app ‘Chingari’ that’s a competitor to the now-banned Chinese app TikTok was the winner within the social category.
The second winner within the category was YourQuote, India’s largest writing app, and news app Koo was the third winner.
Hitwicket Superstars – 3D Cricket Strategy Game (Games); Zoho Workplace & Cliq (Office); StepSetGo (SSG) – Step Earn Redeem (Health); Disprz (e-learning); Zoho Invoice, Books & Expense (Business); and MapmyIndia Move: Maps, Navigation & Tracking (Others).
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