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[pib] Sangam: Digital Twin Initiative enters Stage I


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Sangam Digital Twin Initiative, Digital Twin Technology

Why in the news?

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has unveiled the selected participants for Stage I of the ‘Sangam: Digital Twin with AI-Driven Insights Initiative’.

What is Digital Twin Technology?

  • A digital twin is a digital representation of a physical object, person, or process, contextualized in a digital version of its environment.
  • Digital twins can help an organization simulate real-time situations and their outcomes, ultimately allowing it to make better decisions.

About Sangam: Digital Twin Initiative

  • Launched in February 2024, it aligns with the past decade’s technological advancements in communication, computation, and sensing, in line with the vision for 2047.
  • Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will begin this with a campaign to engage potential participants, including industry experts, academia, and other relevant stakeholders to spread awareness and interest wide.
  • It is a Two-stage Initiative: It will be distributed in two stages, and conducted in one of India’s major cities.
    1. First Stage: An exploratory phase focusing on clarifying horizons and creative exploration to unleash potential.
    2. Second Stage: A practical demonstration of specific use cases, generating a future blueprint for collaboration and scaling successful strategies in future infrastructure projects.
  • Objectives:
    1. To demonstrate practical implementation of innovative infrastructure planning solutions.
    2. To develop a Model Framework for facilitating faster and more effective collaboration.
    3. To provide a future blueprint for scaling and replicating successful strategies in future infrastructure projects.

Features: It represents a collaborative leap towards reshaping infrastructure planning and design.

  • It integrates 5G, IoT, AI, AR/VR, AI native 6G, Digital Twin, and next-gen computational technologies, fostering collaboration among public entities, infrastructure planners, tech giants, startups, and academia.
  • Sangam brings all stakeholders together, aiming to translate innovative ideas into tangible solutions, bridging the gap between conceptualization and realization, and paving the way for groundbreaking infrastructure advancements.


[2020] In India, the term “Public Key Infrastructure” is used in the context of:

(a) Digital security infrastructure

(b) Food security infrastructure

(c) Health care and education infrastructure

(d) Telecommunication and transportation infrastructure

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