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From Aadhar to DIKSHA, India to showcase its digital might at G20 summit

India's growing influence in digital infrastructure space

India is gearing up to showcase its growing influence in digital infrastructure at the upcoming G20 summit. The 18th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit will be held on September 9 and 10. To reflect the unprecedented growth of the digital economy in India a ‘Digital India Experience Zone’ is being set up with the aim to provide hands-on experience to the G20 delegates on digital public infrastructure.

Seven key digital frameworks– Aadhaar, DigiLocker, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), eSanjeevani, DIKSHA – platform for teachers facilitating acceleration and amplification of solutions, Bhashini, providing easy Internet and other technology access to Indians in their regional languages and ONDC, a government initiative to boost e-commerce will be specifically showcased. The exhibition will provide an immersive experience, enabling visitors to explore DPI repositories in India and gain insights for the betterment of the global community, an official statement said.

Through live demonstrations of Aadhaar Face Authentication Software, attendees have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and interact with cutting-edge technology, while the UPI exhibit will enable visitors to explore and discover the various applications of UPI worldwide, the statement said.

Visitors can also scan the QR codes to buy goodies and initiate seamless transactions with a nominal payment.

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the nation after UPI transactions crossed the 10 billion mark in August.

“This is exceptional news! It is a testament to the people of India embracing digital progress and a tribute to their skills. May this trend continue in the times to come,” Modi said on X (formerly Twitter).

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which took to X to announce the achievement said, “It’s 10 Billion+ transactions in August`23! Make seamless payments from your mobile in real-time with UPI.”

“India is seen as an emerging manufacturing hub in global value chains, as a growing consumer market and as a hub for ongoing digital transformation. In addition, in a rapidly changing geopolitical environment, India’s large and stable democracy and consistent reform measures are recognised by the MNCs,” the joint report by Confederation of Indian Industry and audit firm EY earlier said.

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