April 21, 2021 11:11 pm
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Tag: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI (Photo: TechObserver.in)

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
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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
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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
Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon partners Foxconn subsidiary to manufacture Fire TV sticks in India

According to the Union IT minister, Amazon’s decision to set up a manufacturing line in Chennai is a welcome move, and it will enhance domestic production capacities and create jobs as well
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India weighs options to counterbalance global tech giants with ‘desi opinion’ platform

With India becoming a global centre for technology consumption all global players under the government’s Digital India programme are invited to work for digital inclusion and digital delivery of services
President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Digital India Awards 2020 for e-governance

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Digital India Awards 2020 to 20 winners for their outstanding use of the technology for governance.
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Electronic manufacturing is a trillion dollar opportunity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The electronics manufacturing sector alone can contribute $1 trillion towards achieving the $5 trillion economy dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for IT has said.
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India Post Payments Bank launches ‘DakPay’

‘DakPay’ is not just a digital payment app but a suite of digital financial and assisted banking services provided by India Post & IPPB through the trusted Postal (‘Dak’) network
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched NIC Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Blockchain Technology at Bengaluru. (Photo: Twitter/@rsprasad)

IT Minister vouches for blockchain technology to improve govt schools education

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked NIC, an e-governance arm of Ministry of IT to come up with innovative blockchain technology-based solutions
Union Law, IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

A Balancing Act: Personal Data Protection Bill gives more power to govt, data can be processed abroad

The Personal Data Protection Bill is likely to water-down many suggestions of draft Bill prepared by the Justice BN Srikrishna.