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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.
Under Bharat Net, optical fibre has been laid in 1,55,000 kms. I have stepped up allocation for Bharat Net project to Rs 10,000 crore in 2017-18 and by the end of 2017-18, high speed broadband on optical fibre will be available in more than 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with hotspots and access to digital services at low tariff.

Narendra Modi govt to spend Rs 10,000 crore for last-mile connectivity

In a bid to strengthen rural connectivity, the government has made an allocation of Rs 10,000 crore for the ambitious Bharat Net project, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said.
Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec

Narendra Modi govt should set aside at least 8% of IT budget for cybersecurity: Symantec

Similar to the decision in 1998 to set aside a specific budget for IT across government projects paved the way for induction and adoption of technology throughout India, the government should consider setting aside at least 8% of its overall IT budget specifically for cyber security
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rajpath on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade.

In pictures: India’s 68th Republic Day Parade 2017

Few pics from Rajpath on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade

Inter-ministerial group to discuss Apple’s demand next month

A group of senior officials from ministries, including commerce and finance, will early next month deliberate on the incentives sought by US-based iPhone maker Apple to set up a manufacturing unit in the country.
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