After 'Digital Atmanirbhar' pitch, Indian apps rise up to the challenge

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launching the “Digital India Atmanirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge” to develop and promote Indian apps that can compete globally, the new strategy seems to be already showing results. The move comes hard on the heels of the government banning 59 Chinese apps on June 29. They include popular names like TikTok, Helo, UC Browser, and Shareit.  With consumers scrambling for “make in India” alternatives, the Indian apps are seeing a huge surge in downloads in the past week. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is .....

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