Monday, October 25, 2021

Tag: Ravi Shankar Prasad

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other members of Council of Ministers at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Photo: PIB)

PM Modi inducts 36 new faces, elevates 7 MoS and drops 12 ministers from his cabinet

Union cabinet ministers were asked to quit from the government, including IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, I&B minister Prakash Javadekar, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, and Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar.

Centre clears 14 top IT hardware manufacturers under PLI scheme; Wistron, Foxconn, Dell in the list

 These companies are now likely to bump up total production of over Rs 1.61 lakh crore, and generate direct employment opportunities for over 36,000 people
BharatNet, Internet, Broadband

Centre clears PPP model to implement BharatNet across 16 states

According to the Union government, better digital connectivity will also enable access to entertainment services, now that over-the-top (OTT) platforms are exploding in popularity
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Twitter’s intermediary status goes down, officials face FIR in non-bailable sections

Under sections, 295A invoked by the UP police Twitter officials if found guilty face a maximum jail term of 3 years
Social Media (Photo: File)

Centre seeks compliance report from social-media giants over implementation of new IT rules

The Union IT ministry in a statement said that the Government of India has no intention to violate the privacy of individuals and asking WhatsApp to disclose the origin of each message

WhatsApp moves Delhi High court to challenge new IT rules

The Union government has, however, clarified that the new norms do not violate privacy, and has gone ahead with seeking a compliance report from large social media firms
PLI scheme, Mobile Factory, Smartphone Plant

Centre to clear Foxconn, Wistron and Dell proposals for investments under PLI scheme

Apart from Foxconn, Wistron and Dell domestic mobile manufacturers including Lava are among the 19 companies that have applied for investments under the scheme for IT hardware manufacturing
Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI (Photo:

STPI’s tech challenge swells with 6,000 entries; 300 tech startups to get Rs 95 cr Centre funding under CHUNAUTI programme

The Centre’s CHUNAUTI programme looks to identify around 300 startups working in selected areas and provide them with a seed fund of up to Rs 25 lakh and other facilities
Social Media (Photo: File)

Twitter toes Turkey’s lines, shows willingness to follow new Indian social media norms

The move assumes significance as the social media platform is at loggers head over similar norms in India
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
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