April 12, 2021 5:40 am
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e-Governance

WhatsApp (Photo: Agency)

Centre tells Delhi High Court to stay implementation of WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

Under the new privacy policy by WhatsApp, which is likely to come into force on May 15, the users cannot opt not to share their data with other Facebook-owned or third-party apps
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin have announced a digital partnership that is likely to facilitate research and development of 6G mobile technologies

India announces major digital partnership with Finland

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin have announced a digital partnership that is likely to facilitate research and development of 6G mobile technologies
BharatNet, Internet, Broadband

Tamil Nadu fast tracks digital connectivity plans, clears multi-billion dollar Bharatnet project

The state government has not just cleared the Centre aided Bharatnet project but has also formally notified the same by awarding the tenders for the project in the state
Electric Vehicle (Photo: File)

Embattling subsidy row with Tata Motors, Delhi govt announces more incentives for EV promotion

Delhi high court last week stayed a state government order suspending the subsidy offered on Tata Motors’ Nexon electric vehicle following complaints of sub-standard range performance
BharatNet, Internet, Broadband

RailTel unveils paid Wi-Fi plans at 4,000 stations

At present RailTel provides free wi-fi service at more than 5,950 stations in the country, and the facility can be availed by anyone with a smartphone and an active connection after an OTP-based verification.
Social Media (Photo: File)

Govt defines IT rules further, ‘social media platforms with 50 lakh users to fall in new IT code ambit

Social media companies with over fifty lakh users will have to adhere to additional obligations and compliance under the new IT rules
Digital census

‘Digital census to swell govt spending on technology to $7.3 bn in 2021’

Key government initiatives including Atmanirbhar Bharat, Make in India and Digital India initiatives will continue to remain top priority projects for the Centre
BharatNet, Internet, Broadband

Centre clears plan to connect 12,000 Uttarakhand villages via internet under the BharatNet 2.0 project

The Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad confirmed that all the 12,000 villages will be connected via optical fibre internet through Bharat Net and mobile connectivity in state border areas will be improved
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo/PIB)

PM Modi launches Rs 15,000 crore smart connectivity projects for poll-bound Assam

PM Modi said that these projects will make connectivity and transportation easier among West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura along with Bangladesh and Bhutan.
Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro to onboard QR Code technology to drive contactless ticketing mechanism

The new QR codes based ticketing system will be an upgraded version of the present Automatic Fare Collection System