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The panel which draws its members from government, academia and industry will study and identify key data protection issues and recommend methods to address them. (Photo/Agency)

Modi govt forms panel to suggest data protection framework

The committee of experts headed by Justice B N Srikrishna, former judge of Supreme Court will suggest a draft data protection bill
Vijayawada Airport to be now Vijayawada Airport International Airport (Photo/Agency)

Vijayawada Airport to be now Vijayawada International Airport

The Union government has given its approval for the declaration of Vijayawada Airport as International Airport, as per the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014
With the increase approved on the Central Pay Commission recommendation, the annual pension bill alone of the central government is likely to be ₹1,76,071 crore. (Photo/PIB)

Modi govt approves modifications in the 7th Pay Commission

The Union government has approved the modifications in the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits
The union government has approved the FDI proposal of Twin Star Technologies for investment upto ₹9000 crore by March 2025. (Photo/Agency)

Modi govt clears ₹9000 crore FDI proposal of Anil Agarwal’s Twin Star Technologies

The union government has approved the foreign investment proposal of Twin Star Technologies for investment upto ₹9000 crore by March 2025
The exit of the red beacon through a government decision is part of a system. But we have to make efforts to cleanse it out of our minds, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo/AIR)

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi focus on red beacon culture and ideas to save food from being wasted

In Man Ki Baat, PM Narendra Modi emphasised on the importance of saving food from being wasted. During his address, PM Modi asks for innovative ideas to save food from being wasted.

Internet users will significantly increase due to Digital India by 2020: Manoj Sinha

Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha said that as per information received from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), there were 391.50 million Internet subscribers as on December 31, 2016
One lakh gram panchayats are to be connected by underground Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) by March this year under the first phase of BharatNet project, Minister P P Chaudhary said while replying to questions on behalf of Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha who was not present in the House.

Narendra Modi govt claims to provide Internet to all gram panchayats by next year

Internet services are expected to be provided to all the 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by the end of next year, Narebdra Modi government told Lok Sabha.
Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain with Suresh Prabhu, Minister, Railway (Photo/PIB)

Narendra Modi govt to address challenges of NE digital transaction: Gohain

Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said that the Centre would take steps to address the challenges of digital transactions faced by the North Eastern states.
Transactions worth Rs 361 crore have so far been made using the newly-launched Bhim application for mobile phones, Lok Sabha was informed.

Narendra Modi govt says BHIM app users have spent Rs 361 cr so far

Transactions worth Rs 361 crore have so far been made using the newly-launched Bhim application for mobile phones, Lok Sabha was informed.
Residents of some remote villages in the north-eastern border state of Arunachal Pradesh are being denied mobile connectivity services of state-run telecom provider BSNL for over two years by some "vested interests", an MP from the state has alleged in his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Vested interests depriving mobile connectivity to border areas: Arunachal MP to PM

There are many places, villages and even towns which are yet to be exposed to the cellular technology. I therefore, urge you (PM) to personally examine the matter and take the strictest action possible, to prevent further delays in execution of this crucial project," Ninong Ering, the Congress Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal East said.