- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
National Mission on Natural Language Translation
What to study?
For prelims: key features of the programme.
For mains: Language translation- need, challenges and ways to address them.
Context: The Ministry of Electronics and IT is planning to launch a National Mission on Natural Language Translation.
It is one of the key missions identified by the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).
Key features of the programme:
It aims to make science and technology accessible to all by facilitating access to teaching and researching material bilingually — in English and in one’s native Indian language.
Significance and the need for translation:
Translation activities can help generate employment for educated unemployed. The mission would help not just students but also teachers, authors, publishers, translation software developers and general readers.
Sources: the Hindu.