Consider the following:

  1. Aarogya Setu
  2. CoWIN
  3. DigiLocker

Which of the above are built on top of open-source digital platforms?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


The correct answer is (d) 1, 2, 3, and 4. All the mentioned platforms are built on top of open-source digital platforms.

  1. Aarogya Setu: This contact tracing app was developed by the National Informatics Centre under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The source code for the Android version of the application is available for review and collaboration, and the iOS version was also released as open-source.
  2. CoWIN: Owned by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, CoWIN was developed using open-source software. The platform’s open and interoperable architecture allows third-party application developers to link its API into their own platforms.
  3. DigiLocker: This digitization service is provided by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) under its Digital India initiative. DigiLocker is based on open-source platforms, including PHP, Python, and Node.js.
  4. DIKSHA: This National Digital Infrastructure for Teachers is built on the free open-source platform “SUNBIRD”.

Learn more

  • Aarogya Setu is a contact tracing app that helps users identify potential COVID-19 exposure by recording details of people they come in contact with.
  • CoWIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network) is a web portal for COVID-19 vaccination registration, owned and operated by India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It displays booking slots for vaccines available in nearby areas and provides vaccination certificates.
  • DigiLocker is a cloud-based service that provides an account for every Aadhaar holder to access authentic documents/certificates in digital format from the original issuers. It also provides 1GB of storage space for each account to upload scanned copies of legacy documents.
  • DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing) is a platform that offers engaging learning material relevant to the prescribed school curriculum for teachers, students, and parents. It is the world’s largest and most diverse school education platform.

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