APIs of CoWin made public

  • Published
    4th May, 2021

GS-III: Science and Technology

  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-technology, Bio-technology and issues relating to Intellectual Property Rights
Context

National Health Authority (NHA) — the nodal agency managing the CoWin app — has opened up the APIs for vaccine appointments to the public.

Prelims question:

Which of the following are the intended benefits of sharing Application Programming Interface?

  1. Increased cybersecurity
  2. Automation of processes
  3. Integration of information
  4. Personalized User Interface

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

What do you understand by Application Programing Interface? How does API will help in e-governance of the nation? Substantiate using examples.

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