Open Data Week

With reference to the Open Data Week, consider the following statements:

1. It is an initiative of NITI Aayog.
2. It aims to encourage adoption of open data and promote innovation across India’s urban ecosystem.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: 2 only

Explanation: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) announced the initiation of the Open Data Week to encourage adoption of open data and promote innovation across India’s urban ecosystem.

Leading up to the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – Smart Cities: Smart Urbanization’ conference scheduled to be held in Surat, during February 2022, the Open Data Week is part of a series of pre-event initiatives being undertaken by MoHUA to promote awareness and use of open data.

It will be conducted during the third week of January, i.e., from 17th January 2022 to 21st January 2022.

The Event will see participation from all 100 Smart Cities that will be publishing high quality datasets and data blogs on the Smart Cities Open Data Portal.

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