Open Competition for Indian Web Browser Development Challenge With built-in CCA India Root Certificate
“Developing Indigenous Indian Web Browser for the World”
What is this chanllege all about?
The “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiative, a pivotal endeavor by the Government of India, envisions fostering the domestic creation, growth, and production of significant sub-assemblies within the country.
Aligned with this goal, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), under the aegis of the Indian Government, is sponsoring an Open Challenge Competition. This competition aims to stimulate the design and development of an indigenous web browser tailored for major devices and platforms. The browser should encompass essential security features, plugin interfaces, and the integration of cutting-edge technologies in accordance with industry standards, all while addressing specific domestic requirements.
The resultant Indian Web Browser is expected to incorporate its own trust-stores, preloaded with the CCA India Root Certificate. This certificate, a self-signed entity positioned at the apex of the certificate hierarchy, functions as a foundational element in establishing trust.
Indian Web Browser Development Desired Features:
- Web Browser for all devices and platforms
- Compliance with W3C standards
- Should have own trust store with inbuilt CCA India root certificate
- Built-in support for Accessibility
- Seamless support for all official Indian languages
- Ability to digitally sign documents in the browser using a crypto token
- Support for Web3
- Parental Control-Web Filter, Child-friendly browsing
- Text search: Browser shall allow user to type any text and search.
- Voice search: Browser shall allow user to search internet via voice input using device mic.
- QR code Scanner: Browser shall allow user to scan QR codes using device camera.
- History: Browsing activity done in standard mode to be recorded in reverse chronological order, with the option for user to clear them.
- Bookmark management: Allows user to add & remove bookmarked websites for frequent access.
- Download Management: Option to access the downloaded content for offline browsing.
- Multiple Search Engine options: Support for multiple search engines for user to select from.
- Private Mode (incognito Mode): Enable user to browse without saving history, cookies, site data or form filling data on the device.
- Tab management: Browser shall allow user to open multiple concurrent tabs and easily navigate between the tabs.
- Navigation features: Feature that helps users to navigate back & forward and retrace their steps through webpages.
- Address bar: User interface where user can input website address and it displays website related information including security details.
- FAQ & help: Aids users in accessing all the features with steps & feature description.
- Multi-lingual: Support for official Indian languages.
- Trust Store: Service to indicate trust (Preloaded with CCA India Root Certificate) of websites.
- Web3 support: Browser enables support for Web3 content.
- Browser Extension: Browser should support enabling/disabling extensions.
- Speed and Memory Management: The browser should use minimal CPU and have minimal possible memory footprint.
- Seamless Browser Update Mechanisms: Support Auto-update and prompting for Updates.
- Phishing Protection: The browser should force for HTTPS and should include malicious content blockers by avoiding unnecessary pop-ups.
- Developer Tools: Support advanced developer modes.
- Cookie Management: The browser should support all cookies with the concern from user.
- Customizable Visual Appearance: Enable users to have their preferences.
- Text size: Option to customize text size of the web content for better readability.
- Reader mode: Renders webpage in reader-friendly view.
- PDF Support: Support to read PDF documents and render webpage in PDF format.
- Page Zooming: Allows users to zoom in and zoom out within the page.
- Desktop mode: Allows user to view any webpage with full desktop functionality in mobile device.
- Dark & Light themes: Allows user to browse in visually comfortable color theme.
- Personal/Sensitive Data Handling: Options for denying sharing of data.
- Third-party Cookies: Support cookies with consent from user.
- Login Credentials: Allow users to save & clear login credentials.
- Clear Browsing Data: Allow users to clear cookies, history and cache through browser settings.
- Pop-up Blocking: Provide an option for users to block or allow a pop-up from a site in that session.
- Ad Filtering: Allow users to block/filter intrusive and annoying ads along with an option of acceptable ads.
- Quick links: Provide users the options to enable quick links in home page for frequently visited pages.
- Anti-tracking/Secure Mode: Helps user to browse anonymously and avoid being tracked based on the browsing habits.
- Data-Saver Mode: Mode to reduce the data consumption while browsing.
- Parental control/Kids mode: Enables safe, secure browsing for kids.
- Sync across Devices: Enabling users to synchronize their browsing across their devices.
- Digital Signature Support: Ability to digitally sign documents in the browser using a crypto token.
₹ 3,41,00,000 (3 Crore 41 lakhs)
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