AtmaNirbhar Bharat App contest winners announced; ‘Chingari’ wins in social category

CaptionPlus was declared the winner in the entertainment category, fake news checking app Logically in the news category, Hitwicket in games, Zoho Workplace and Cliq in office, stepsetgo in health, disprz in eLearning, Zoho Invoice, Books & Expense in business and Mapmyindia in other category.

Written by August 8, 2020 14:35

New Delhi: Government on Friday announced the winners of “AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge”. In the ‘Social’ category, Chingari won the top honours and walked away with the title. Other fairly popular apps like Mitron, Sharechat also got traction but didn’t make it to the top three.

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The AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce dependency on foreign apps.

App contest launched after govt banned 59 Chinese apps

The app challenge was launched on the Innovate platform of MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of the government, and received as many as 6,940 entries from tech entrepreneurs and startups across the country in nine categories — business, eLearning, entertainment, games, health, news, office and work from home, others and social.

“Interesting and innovative Apps were received in all categories and the Jury after the presentations identified 24 Apps to be rewarded with prizes. Another 20 Apps were identified for Special Mention which has a great potential in being Apps for the future, MyGov said in a statement.

Chinese apps banned

The contest was started after the government banned 59 Chinese apps, which included some widely used platforms like TikTok, Helo, UC Browser, Likee and ShareIt.

Rs 20 lakh prize for winner of every category

CaptionPlus was declared the winner in the entertainment category, fake news checking app Logically in the news category, Hitwicket in games, Zoho Workplace and Cliq in office, stepsetgo in health, disprz in eLearning, Zoho Invoice, Books & Expense in business and Mapmyindia in other category.

The winner in each of the categories will get Rs 20 lakh in prize money, the first runner up Rs 15 lakh and second runner up Rs 10 lakh.

Find list of All winners – On this link