Mobile App Disha: Major Highlights

Mobile App Disha: Major Highlights

Question: A new mobile app named Disha has recently been launched by the Telecom Ministry. Discuss its major highlights

- Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched a new mobile app called Disha

- This app aims to promote digital literacy in Bihar

- App was also enables persons to learn about computers and Internet via self learning modules

- App also aims to provide digital literacy to tribal as well as Dalit women in the state

- App can be downloaded without any fee from Google Play store

Disha Handbook

- A handbook was also launched by Disha with pictographic lessons in regard to computer operations

- Common Service Centres have been framing the Disha Handbook for promotion of digital literacy

- Book was composed keeping in mind that anyone lacking digital literacy can acquire knowledge through this

Facts and Stats

About Digital Saksharta Abhiyan/DISHA

- DISHA mission was launched in 2014 to promote digital literacy among non IT and computer literate citizens

- Scheme has imparted training to 52.5 lakh persons including ASHA workers, Anganwadi staff and authorised ration dealers in states/UTs across the nation

- Training is conducted in collaboration with Intel which has so far trained 200 Dalit women
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