(Riya Saha, Intern Journalist )Days after the government banned 59 Chinese apps, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday invited the start-up and tech community to participate in the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge”.

The prime minister has launched the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge” to identify the best Indian apps that are already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale and become world-class apps in their respective categories, an official statement said. Modi also said that the challenge will help create an “Aatmanirbhar App Ecosystem”.
“To facilitate their ideas and products, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology along with the Atal Innovation Mission is launching the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’,” the prime minister tweeted sharing the link to the LinkedIn post.

The challenge will be regulated under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology along with Atal Innovation Mission and run in two tracks: Promotion of Existing Apps and Development of New Apps.
“I urge all my friends in the tech community to participate,” he said while sharing the write-up “Let us Code for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.

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