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National Mission on Natural Language Translation

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  1. 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 bilinguallyin 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.