IT Ministry Receives Over 400 Suggestions on Draft Personal Data Protection Bill

Given the recent incidents like Facebook, Cambridge Analytica scandal and Google Plus data leak, draft personal data protection bill sounds a smarter idea The IT Ministry of India will be going through more than 400 suggestions made by government departments,...

Electronics Policy Draft Aims to Push Local Manufacturing, sets $400 bn Target by 2025

The draft policy aims to increase the mobile phone production from 500 million units in 2019 to one billion by 2025 The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Wednesday released a draft proposal of National Policy on Electronics...

Telecom’s Digital Communications Policy to Draw $100 Bn Investment

The telecom department has come up with Broadband for all and around 4 million employment opportunities under its new Policy The National Digital Communications Policy, the new telecom policy, has been approved by the Union Cabinet, thereby paving the way...

Geo-tagging: Government’s Solution to Curb Shell Companies

In a move to crack down on shell firms, the government has planned to geo-tag the registered addresses of companies in India The government of India has decided on geo-tagging, that is, providing data on the exact location of offices....

India To Launch Policy To Promote EV: Narendra Modi

Clean and sustainable are the two words which will define mobility in the near future, stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Most automotive manufacturers and countries too have begun putting in efforts in the right earnest towards mobility which is electric/makes...

West Bengal Unveils IT & Electronics Policy ’18

West Bengal's additional chief secretary (IT) Debashis Sen declared that the new Information Technology and Electronics Policy, 2018 will make Bengal one of the leading states in the IT sector. Last week West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee made the announcement of...

Textron Fails To Meet The Offset Guidelines, Reduces Operations In India

After failing to meet the offset guidelines and seeing lack of opportunities in India, US manufacturer Textron has decided to reduce its operations in India.  US manufacturer Textron has decided to wind down its defence operations in India after getting...

Will The Import Of Second-Hand Machinery Boost Local Production Of Electronic Products?

  The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has allowed the import of second-hand machines, with a residual service life of at least five years, for use in electrical and electronics manufacturing units. While some industry veterans feel this...

Central Govt to Stop Offering Incentives for UPI Transactions

The incentive system included in the cashback scheme for shopkeepers and customers was originally planned by the government to be extended till March 2019   The central government has decided to withdraw a scheme under which merchants will no longer be...

UPI 2.0 with New Features Might be Launched This Week

UPI has recorded massive success by recording Rs 25 crore transactions in June 2018 itself – a 30 per cent growth from Rs 19 crore in May 2018 The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is expected to launch the...

UIDAI Launches 16-digit Virtual ID Number to Protect Aadhaar Details & Maintain Transparency

The UIDAI virtual ID will be temporary, revocable and can be used by users in place of Aadhaar number, which will protect the Aadhaar data If you are sceptical about revealing your Aadhaar details to telecom companies or other service...

UIDAI Refuses to Share Aadhaar Data for Govt’s Paperless Travel Scheme DigiYatra

Govt is now looking at other forms of identity proofs like passport although have said that their benefits will not be as useful as that of an Aadhaar card DigiYatra – government’s flagship scheme to make travelling easy, hassle-free and...

IT Dept Launches Instant e-PAN Service Using Aadhaar Card Details

This system is valid for a limited time for residents of India only and for those individuals who are applying to receive their PAN for the first time The Income Tax (IT) department has introduced a new system where resident...

IRCTC to Get Funding of Rs 120 Crore from Finance Ministry in 2018-19

The funding is expected to compensate for the losses faced by IRCTC due to the elimination of service charges on online ticketing services The finance ministry has decided to spend Rs 120 crore on the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism...

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