Current Affairs – Web Portal & Apps


Launch DateAugust 17, 2023
Portal NameUDGAM (Unclaimed Deposits – Gateway to Access inforMation)
Developed ByReserve Bank of India (RBI)
PurposeFacilitate and simplify the search process for unclaimed deposits among the public
Functionality– Enables users to conveniently search for unclaimed deposits
– Provides access to information about unclaimed deposits across multiple banks
Streamlining Search– Consolidates information from various banks
– Centralized platform for easier tracking and retrieval of unclaimed deposits


Database NameNIDAAN (National Integrated Database on Arrested Narco-offenders)
Developed ByNarcotics Control Bureau (NCB)
Launch DateInaugurated on July 30 during the national conference on ‘Drug trafficking and national security’ in Chandigarh
Data Sources– ICJS (Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System)
– e-Prisons repository
Future IntegrationPlanned integration with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)
ICJS InitiativeInitiative of the Supreme Court e-committee
Facilitates seamless transfer of data among different pillars of the criminal justice system, including courts, police, jails, and forensic science laboratories
PurposeA one-stop solution for all narcotics offenders’ data
Benefits– Assists investigative agencies in connecting the dots during narcotics cases investigations
– Enhances effectiveness in enforcing anti-drug laws


EventLaunch of ‘SUSWAGATAM’ portal
DateAugust 9, 2023
InitiatorChief Justice of India (CJI) – Justice Dr. Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud
Portal Overview– Web-based and mobile-friendly application
Functions– Online registration for court hearings
– Online registration for meeting with lawyers
– Application for e-pass
Initiation as Pilot ProjectJuly 25, 2023
Pilot Project ResultsOver 10,000 e-passes issued through the portal
Portal Name Origin‘SUSWAGATAM’: ‘SU’ stands for the Supreme Court
Validity PeriodsUsers can choose from daily, weekly, monthly, or trimester validity periods based on their needs
Documentation BasisUsers can select validity periods based on their requirements and provide necessary documents such as police clearance certificates

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