India’s First Centre of Excellence in Online Gaming to be set up in Shillong

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Digital India startup hub through software technology parks of India will set up India’s first centre of excellence for online gaming in Shillong by March, said IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on 13 January 2023.

An overview of the news

  • The Center of Excellence in Shillong is expected to catalyse startups and entrepreneurs from India's Northeast to build the next generation online gaming ecosystem.

  • The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) recently released the draft amendments to the IT Rules 2021 with respect to online gaming for public consultation.

  • MeitY will also set up a state-of-the-art facility under the National Institute of Electronics and IT (NIELIT) in Shillong to impart training on digital skills.

  • A 10-acre campus will soon be prepared for this.

  • Government is relaunching Skill India through PMKVY 4.0 which will provide skill training to around 50,000 youth in Meghalaya with industry supported job opportunities.

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