Egyptian President bestows Global Best M-GOV Awards on IIT Indore students

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award of AED (Emirates Dirham)

Students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore won an award of AED (Emirates Dirham) 1 million along with a gold medal at the World Government Summit in Dubai on 13 February.

An overview of the news

  • Niyati Totala and Neil Kalpeshkumar Parikh who are students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore were awarded this prestigious medal by the President of Egypt, Abel Fattah El-Sisi.

  • These students are the makers of the 'Blockbill' app. 

'Blockbill' app

  • BlockBill is a blockchain-based receipt generation app that generates digital receipts for all its users' transactions.

  • This app solves many problems, transitioning from producing thermal paper to printing receipts.

  • Thermal papers that are ubiquitous and found in most retail locations cannot be recycled due to the chemicals used to make them.

  • Blockbills have been conceptualised to address this issue.

“M-Gov Award” and the “GovTech Award” 

  • These are annual awards organised by the Government of the United Arab Emirates as part of the World Government Summit.

  • These awards are given to leading students, researchers, government agencies and institutions, private sector companies and startups for developing innovative solutions using the latest technologies.

World Government Summit 2023

  • It was held under the theme of “Shaping Future Governments” at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 13 -15 February 2023.

  • The participants of this summit reaffirm its important role as a unique platform for building a better future for humanity.

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