Gov Tech-Thon 2020.

A 36 hours pan-India virtual hackathon, called the Gov-Tech-Thon 2020 was organized by IEEE, National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Oracle, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).  The hackathon was concluded successfully on November 1, 2020. Over 1300 aspirants forming 390 teams registered under the hackathon.  Under the hackathon, five problem statements were provided by 3 central Government Ministries  namely, Ministry of Road Transport , Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, and Highway and Ministry of Education.

Highlights

Under the hackathon, the first position was secured by FitForFuture team from Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited. The organisation demonstrated an innovative solution prototype for automating vehicle fitness checks. Second position was secured by HackDemons of Indian Institute of Information Technology  Vadodara. It received the position for providing secure solution to deliver unsupervised tests.  The third prize was secured by Orange team from PES University Bengaluru for providing a unique solution for seed certification using BlockChain technology.

Challenges

Under the hackathon, understated five challenges seek innovative solutions-

  1. To suggest alternative crops or crop rotation for farmers for different seasons.
  2. To suggest techniques to use artificial intelligence technology is the difficult  terrain and local challenges so as to increase the productivity.
  3. To address the issues of poor seed quality by tracing the seeds using BlockChain technology.
  4. To launch a mobile or a web based application for scanning, resizing and uploading documents in a single go.
  5. To create a tool for monitoring online exams from homes or institutions.
  6. To create a self-learning tool to automate Vehicle Fitness Test procedures transparently.