On Tuesday, the government announced the opening of the source code to address privacy concerns in the Arogya Setu App. It announced a reward for finding security flaws. National Informatics Center Director General Neeta Verma said that there will be four categories of awards for people who find bugs in the app and suggest to improve its programming. Under this program, a person who finds a bug in the Aarogya Setu app will be given a reward of one lakh rupees. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that no government in the world is an open source on this scale.
The government has opened the source code to address the concerns about the confidentiality of the data being collected by the Contact Tracing App. Opening of the source code to the developer community indicates the continuation of these commitments of the Government of India.
According to the data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, 6,387 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours and 170 people have died. After this, the total number of corona positive cases across the country has risen to 1,51,767, of which 83,004 are active cases, 64,426 people have been cured or discharged from hospital and 4,337 people have died so far. Today 109 new cases have been registered in Rajasthan.