India signs MoU with Papua New Guinea on sharing INDIA STACK

Context:  The Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) and Papua New Guinea signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for sharing India Stack. About India Stack:
  • India Stack is a collective name for a set of open AIs and digital goods that will allow governments, businesses and other organisations to leverage identity, data and payments infrastructure at scale.
The following APIs are considered to be a core part of the India Stack.
  • Aadhaar Authentication
  • Aadhaar e-KYC
  • eSign
  • Digital Locker
  • Unified Payment Interface (UPI)
Additional Information: About Application Programming Interface (API):
  • An open API is a publicly available interface that allows developers access to a proprietary software application.
  • Examples include the Google Maps API used for food delivery and travel portals, and the UPI API enabling easy payments in various apps.
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