Tech News: 28 Jan 2020 |Highlights: Union budget app

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1. Microsoft Teams App Development Challenge

Link: Click here


Microsoft Team if you have not used it is a collaboration tool that is used among the team to share resources and connect virtually with another team member. Some similar apps are Slack, Hangout, Zoom, etc.

  • Microsoft Teams has more than 115 million daily active users
  • Build and publish the app for Microsoft Teams
  • Price is $45000 in cash, prizes, and publicity
  • Competition is for organizations from around the globe, not for individuals or teams of individuals.
  • Register yourself by following this link: Click here
  • The app should be eligible to be published in Microsoft’s AppSource app store. Link to App Store: Click here
  • The application should be a brand new one, not a rebuilt one.
  • Read about guidelines to submit to AppSource. Click here

2. Union budget app launched (India)
Union budget app is launched just to let users provide with India budget documents. It would have 14 union budget documents

  • Constitutionally prescribed Annual Financial Statement (AFS)
  • Demands for Grants (DG)
  • Financial Bill etc.
  • The list of Budget documents (14) presented to the Parliament include:
    A. Finance Minister’s Budget Speech
    B. Annual Financial Statement (AFS)
    C. Demands for Grants (DG)
    D. Finance Bill
    E. Statements mandated under FRBM Act:
    a. Macro-Economic Framework Statement
    b. Medium-Term Fiscal Policy cum Fiscal Policy Strategy Statement
    F. Expenditure Budget
    G. Receipt Budget
    H. Expenditure Profile
    I. Budget at a Glance
    J. Memorandum Explaining the Provisions in the Finance Bill
    K. Output Outcome Monitoring Framework
    L. Key Features of Budget 2020–21
    M. Key to Budget Documents

The link to download the app would be: Click here

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