India’s Technological Development in the last five years

-- Alby Mariam Thomas, XI-A, Indian Central School

Monday, January 9, 2023

India’s race as the growing Tech Hub

Technology and innovation have had a great impact on economic growth and social development in India ever since independence. Modern India is keen on science and technology and so various government policies are aimed at casting India as a science and technology powerhouse and promoting both public and private sector involvement in the R&D (Research and Development) practice.

The past five years have been a turbulent time in world history, marked by the Covid Pandemic and the Nation’s struggle to grip back the old normal.

But despite the crisis, India has made some remarkable transformations.

If we take the medical sector, telemedicine, including Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) technology which reduces patient exposure, has gained momentum. Investment in indigenous innovation has increased and, The Department of Biotechnology has developed critical modern vaccines, hybrid high-yielding seeds, other specialized components.

In the automobile industry, India's first hydrogen fuel-cell powered car completed the first trials in 2020, and ‘Battery as a Service’ is one new dimension in the much-invested Indian EV (Electric Vehicle) industry.

Leading India’s Space program, The Indian Space Research Organisation launched its first commercial satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (LVM3) rocket and bittersweet maiden launch of its Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV). In addition, Indian startups like Hyderabad-based Skyroot Aerospace’s Prarambh mission pioneered India’s first privately-built satellite vehicle and Chennai-based Agnikul Cosmos successfully test-fired the world’s first single-piece 3D-printed rocket engine, Agnikul launch vehicle.

India has leaped ahead in AI with its first artificial intelligence and robotics park launched in Bengaluru by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), ISRO’s Vyommitra, a half humanoid, to ride to space in the first test flight of India’s first-ever human space mission, Gaganyaan and Shalu, the world's first Robot Teacher, to teach more than 6 subjects in 47 different languages, who currently teaches classes 6 to 11 in a Kendriya Vidyalaya of Mumbai.

Technological advancement has been accompanied by the digitalization of education in India with e-content provided by portals such as DIKSHA, and e-Pathshala, education delivery through television, and online platforms. Schools have incorporated Smart learning techniques.

With the recent deployment of the 5G network in India, the use of IoT (Internet of Things) crucial for, several industrial issues like security, vehicle and home automation, and medical technology, has increased. India also had the first Indian digital rupee launched for the retail segment in December 2022.

India has a wealth of intelligent and innovative minds with several medical and engineering students rolling out each year who have made India into a growing tech hub in the modern world. Encouraging them to work within the 'Make in India' Framework can make India@100 the leader of world Tech innovation. India’s rapid transformation has been incredible, and with AI and science, Indian technology will grow by leaps and bounds.






Alby Mariam Thomas, XI-A, Indian Central School





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