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Covid-19 Shri Shakti Challenge

  • 05 Nov 2020
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Recently, six women led startups have won Covid-19 Shri Shakti Challenge organized by MyGov in collaboration with UN WOMEN.

  • MyGov is an innovative platform to build a partnership between Citizens and Government with the help of technology for growth and development of India.
  • UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

Key Points

  • Launch: Covid-19 Shri Shakti Challenge was launched by MyGov in collaboration with UN Women in April 2020.
  • Objective: To encourage and involve women led startups to come up with innovative solutions that can help in the fight against Covid-19 or solve problems that impact a large number of women.
  • Selection Criteria: Evaluation of the solutions proposed by the startups was done on the parameters that included innovation, usability, relevance and impact of their idea on the society.
    • Top 3 entries were selected as winners, and in view of the high quality of solutions presented, 3 additional entries were recognised as ‘Promising Solutions’.
  • Cash Prize: Rs. 5 lakhs each for the top 3 winners, Rs. 2 lakhs each to the 3 startups chosen for their promising solutions.


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