Digital literacy can be defined as the information to handle computerized or digital gadgets like PCs, tablet PCs and cell phones, and web usage.
As per Indian Government, “Digital Literacy is the ability of individuals and communities to understand and use digital technologies for meaningful actions within life situations”.
Indian government plans to offer digital service in India, it is planning to accomplish a digital proficiency of 50% in three years.
Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said 100% digital proficiency is required to make the nation a genuinely digitalized society and the government intends to take advanced education to 50% in three years from the current 15%.
The function was organized and minister awarded certificates to the winners of ‘Digital India Week Online Quiz Competition on Cyber Safety and Cyber Awareness who had won this competition wherein 32 lakh school children participated from all over the India. The quiz was connected with Cyber Bullying, Social Media abuse, Identity robbery, Hacking, Mobile wrongdoings, eFrauds among different abilities; which not just enabled them to take in these critical aptitudes, additionally made them master in them, which will help them in their future.
Minister shared the Government’s dedication towards accomplishing 100% Digital Literacy in the nation, and setting another benchmark globally and said “World is keenly watching developments in India and it is the responsibility of the youth to come upto expectations.”
Government took initiative and collaborated with Intel organized an Online Quiz Competition on cyber safety and cyber awareness during the Digital India Week from July 1-July 7.
Around 10 lakh students took part in the competition from each of the 36 states/UTs. The most extreme cooperation originated from Punjab in the competition, which was led for school offspring of class 6 to 8 and for class 9 to 12. The entire contest was online and the automated system recognized the right answers and chose the winners. Around 32,000 students, who finished Level 2 of the competition, got their merit authentications on the web. Four top performances from every State/UT were chosen victors.
Under PM Modi, Govt. has as of now launched the ‘National Digital Literacy Mission’ (NDLM), under which, around 52 lakh Indians would be granted learning about Digital, Internet, and Technology.
Their site showcases a live stream of updates, wherein the names and pictures of those students who have cleared their evaluations are shared and highlighted. Interestingly, Govt. has guaranteed that all Anganwadi and ASHA specialists and authorized ration merchants in all the States/UTs the nation are taught in the first place, so that they can themselves spread the learning to other citizens.
The course related with Digital Literacy has been strategically segregated into two sections:
Designed for all nationals between 14 to 60 years,there are two sorts of qualified applicants of this course: a) Non-IT educated – Illiterate and upto seventh standard pass and b) Level 2 : Non-IT proficient with atleast eighth standard pass.