The government of India has launched a new technology platform 'Champions'

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It is aimed at supporting small and medium businesses through a holistic technology platform

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'Champions' platform's name is an acronym for Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength

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According to the government, it will incorporate the use of AI, machine learning and data analytics

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The three 'objectives' of the Champions platform are:

Grievance redressal, to resolve the problems of MSMEs including those of finance, raw materials etc

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2. The platform will also enable MSMEs to capture new business avenues, "including manufacturing of medical equipments and accessories like PPEs, masks, etc"

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3. To identify specially skilled businesses, which the government says would be "able to withstand the current situation and can become national and international champions."

The main focus of the programme would be to expedite the process for businesses to get operational assistance from the government...

...using automated and manually overseen operational procedures.

To enable this, Champions will reportedly have one central control room, and 66 other state-level control rooms