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Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) app

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Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) app

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: Features, services and significance of the app.

What is it?

UMANG is a Government of India all-in-one single, unified, secure, multi-channel, multi-platform, multi-lingual, multi-service mobile app, powered by a robust back-end platform providing access to high impact services of various organization (Central and State).

  • Launched in 2017 to bring all government services on a single mobile app, with a larger goal to make the government services accessible on the mobile phone of our citizens.
  • About 660 services from 127 department & 25 states, including utility payments are live and more are in pipeline.

Why in News?

7 services hosted on IMD website have been onboarded to UMANG Application. These include:

  1. Current Weather.
  2. Nowcast- Three hourly warnings of localized weather phenomena.
  3. City Forecast.
  4. Rainfall information.
  5. Tourism Forecast.
  6. Warnings- It is colour coded in Red, Orange and yellow are the alert levels with Red as the most severe category.
  7. Cyclone



Prelims Link:

  1. Who developed UMANG app?
  2. What is colour coding of cyclone warnings?
  3. What is IMD?

Sources: pib.