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April 03, 2020 Friday 09:21:01 PM IST

Hack the Crisis, Online Hackathon for Covid 19 Solutions

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India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Communications has announced the launch of Hack the Crisis-India, an online Hackathon to find working solutions for overcoming COVID 19 pandemic. 
This hackathon is part of a global initiative and is being organised by ‘Hack A Cause – India’ and ‘Ficci Ladies Organization Pune’ and supported by Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India (MEITY). 
Aim of this hackathon is to strengthen fight against COVID19.The winning ideas from few top participating teams, as implementable solutions on corona crisis is expected to help India and global citizens. 
Launching the hackathon, Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, said that COVID-19 has thrown up unprecedented challenges for the world and industries alike. He said over 2000 teams and over 15000 participants will be enhancing their working prototypes in 48hour hackathon with expert mentoring from India, Estonia and Finland. Top teams from India will participate in 'Hack the Crisis - World’ global hackathon in coming weeks.