Ontario, Canada, Technology, Life Science

Ontario to invest $50 million in venture capital funds for life sciences in Canada

Ontario is the largest life sciences jurisdiction in Canada with more than 50 per cent of overall Canadian revenue.
Cisco, Portugal, António Costa, Chuck Robbins

Cisco sings MoU with Portugal govt to collaborate on startups, infra, skills, and cybersecurity

The Government of Portugal and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on startups, digital infra, digital skills, and cybersecurity.
Axon, Body Camera, Chicago Police Department

This police department in US deploys 7,000 Axon body worn cameras: Do you know why?

The integration of body camera footage onto the Evidence.com cloud platform makes it easy for us to get to the truth of a situation quickly and efficiently, said Chicago Police Department.
Narendra Modi, FutureSkills, Nasscom, Digital India, Ravi Shankar Prasad, MeitY

PM Narendra Modi launches ‘FutureSkills’ platform for skills development in Artificial Intelligence

With the aim to impart skills in emerging technologies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the FutureSkills, a platform built by industry body Nasscom for skills development.
Maharashtra, Virgin Hyperloop One, Hyperloop, Hyperloop route between Pune and Mumbai, Richard Branson, Narendra Modi, Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra to build India’s first Hyperloop between Pune, Mumbai with Virgin Hyperloop One

Maharashtra will build India’s first Hyperloop Route between Pune and Mumbai with the help of British firm Virgin Hyperloop One.
Ontario Cleantech Strategy is to help Canadian companies target $2.5 trillion cleantech market by 2022: Reza Moridi

Ontario to help tech companies target $2.5 trillion cleantech market

Ontario, Canada is supporting the development of new, globally competitive low-carbon technologies that will reduce greenhouse gas pollution and fight climate change.
Iraq, FDI, Frost & Sullivan, Technology, Investment in Iraq, Business in Iraq, Middle East, Opportunities in Iraq, ISIS, Ali Mirmohammad

Iraq needs $30 billion FDI per annum to meet stabilisation goals: Frost & Sullivan

With the end of the ISIS war, Iraq is on the path of reconstruction and economic resurrection that calls for sustained investment to the tune of over $900 billion within the next decade.
Andhra Pradesh, Pegasystems, N Chandrababu Naidu, e-Pragati Project, eGov, eGovernance

eGov: Andhra Pradesh selects Pegasystems as technology backbone for e-Pragati project

Government of Andhra Pradesh has deployed Pega software to create a single access point for all e-Services provided by the government across 33 departments, 315 agencies, and 745 citizen services from one platform to the citizens and businesses.
Wipro, TCS, Mahindra, L&T, SAP, Huawei, Schneider bullish, Digital India, Budget 2018

Wipro, TCS, Mahindra, L&T, SAP, Huawei, Schneider bullish on Digital India push in Budget 2018

Some of the technology vendors and OEMs like Wipro, TCS, Mahindra, L&T and , and Schneider  are bullish on Digital India and Make in India as the technology sector has been given a huge leg-up in Union Budget 2018.
GST, GSTN, Nandan Nilekani, Input Tax Credit for GST, K. Ravi, FKCCI, , S Prakash, Gaurang Bhagat, Maskati Mahajan Association, Bharat Goenka, Tally Solutions, GST Returns, Workflow model, System Based Approach

GST returns: Experts vouch for ‘Workflow’ model instead of ‘System Based’ approach

The workflow model of GST Returns allows businesses the flexibility to upload their sales at a periodicity of their choice and allows for input tax credit (ITC) to the buyer on acceptance
Ontario, Canada, Next-Generation Network Program, NGNP, AI, connected cars, robotics, jobs in Canada, Reza Moridi

Ontario to invest $63 million in tech infra for AI, connected cars, robotics; create over 3,400 jobs in Canada

The Canadian province of Ontario is building the digital infrastructure needed to help tech companies develop new products in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and advanced manufacturing while creating more than 3,400 jobs.
Aadhaar Face Authentication, UIDAI, Aadhaar, Facial Authentication, Face Recognition, Aadhaar Facial Authentication, Aadhaar Face Recognition, Technology

Aadhaar face authentication via images captured from a 5MP camera: Will it work?

UIDAI has added an extra layer of security for Aadhaar holders by introducing facial authentication in “fusion” with fingerprints and Iris.
ITL, e-governance, technology, cctv project, egovernance project, IL&FS Technologies Limited, Surveillance and Incident Response Project

eGov: IL&FS Technologies bags Rs 200 crore surveillance project

Without disclosing the name of the state, the IL&FS Technologies Limited (ITL) said that it has been awarded the rate contract for surveillance project of 200 crore from a state government in India.
Haryana, e-governance, SARAL, e-services, Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana adds six more e-governance services to SARAL e-services platform

Haryana has added six more e-governance services to its online platform SARAL. With this now as many as 100 citizen-centric services pertaining to 12 departments of the state are available on a single platform.
Andhra Pradesh, Goolge, Google X, FSOC technology, AP Fibergrid project, AP FiberNet, Technology, Nara Lokesh, Astro Teller

Andhra Pradesh, Google X ink MoU to bring FSOC technology to India

Google X will initially supply Andhra Pradesh with two thousand FSOC links which can provide wireless internet connection at a higher speed of up to 20Gbps and to a distance of up to 20kms
Narendra Modi, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Technology, BPO Promotion Scheme, BPO, BPO Jobs, MeitY

Narendra Modi government BPO Promotion Scheme shows ground results: 76 units start operations on 13,480 seats across 17 states, UT

Narendra Modi government BPO Promotion Scheme shows ground results: 76 units start operations on 13,480 seats across 17 states, UT
AWS, Amazon Web Services, Technology, Cloud, Cloud Computing, e-Governance, ICT in Governance, e-Gov, egov

eGov: Indian government empanells AWS for public cloud services

Indian subsidiary of AWS, AISPL which undertakes the resale and marketing of AWS Cloud services in India, has achieved full Cloud Service Provider (CSP) empanelment from MeitY
NIC-CERT, National Informatics Centre, Technology, Cybersecurity, Cyberattack, e-Governance, e-Gov, eGov, ICT in government, NIC, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Digital India

NIC-CERT launched to prevent cyberattacks on India’s e-governance infrastructure

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has launched a NIC-CERT, which it says will work to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities