Flashback 2018: Blockchain still a buzzword in India amid ‘cryptocalypse’

Anirban Ghoshal

It has been a year of mixed fortunes for blockchain in India. In the build-up to the new year, the distributed ledger technology ....

28 December, 2018

Municipal corporation in Bengal is now issuing blockchain-based birth certificates

Anirban Ghoshal

A municipal corporation in West Bengal has started issuing birth certificates via a blockchain system of records, according ....

20 December, 2018

India, UK govts co-host tech event; startup fund in the works

Shweta Sharma

The governments of India and the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday co-hosted FutureTech Fest in New Delhi, bringing together more ....

12 December, 2018

Mindtree partners with Indian Institute of Science to boost AI research

Anirban Ghoshal

Technology services provider Mindtree has tied up with Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru to advance research in the field ....

15 November, 2018

Govt’s Atal Innovation Mission to roll out 5,000 startups in four years

Kavya Kothiyal

In the next four years, think tank Niti Aayog’s flagship programme the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) expects to see about ....

12 November, 2018

Niti Aayog ties up with Microsoft to use AI, cloud in farm and other sectors

Anirban Ghoshal

Satya Nadella-led tech giant Microsoft Corp has tied up with Niti Aayog, India’s top government policy think tank, to help ....

12 October, 2018

Indian govt to keep one eye on data privacy while tapping emerging tech

Anirban Ghoshal

The Indian government intends to harness big data, analytics and artificial intelligence for real-world applications while ensuring ....

13 August, 2018

Why most Indian blockchain developers may be forced to hunt for jobs abroad

Shweta Sharma

Eight out of every 10 blockchain developers in India will be forced to move abroad or work exclusively on foreign projects if ....

18 July, 2018

Indian auto sector plans to implement blockchain for vendor management

Anirban Ghoshal

Automobile companies and component makers are looking to implement a blockchain solution for vendor management purposes in what ....

11 July, 2018

IISc wants to build a semiconductor unit to reduce India's dependence on imports

Shweta Sharma

The Union government is likely to begin a feasibility study for a Rs 2,500-crore semiconductor fabrication unit proposed by the ....

26 June, 2018

Niti Aayog to launch countrywide UPI-like blockchain project

Shweta Sharma

The Indian government will soon float a blockchain project that will function like the unified payments interface (UPI) platform, ....

20 June, 2018

Govt mulls changing IP law to boost research in artificial intelligence

Anirban Ghoshal

The Indian government is considering changing certain aspects of the intellectual property (IP) law in order to boost research ....

15 June, 2018

Niti Aayog report captures potential of AI in healthcare, other sectors

Anirban Ghoshal

The central government’s top policy think tank, Niti Aayog, has identified five areas -- healthcare, agriculture, education, ....

5 June, 2018

Niti Aayog partners Swiss group ABB for AI, robotics in manufacturing

Anirban Ghoshal

The central government's top policy think tank, Niti Aayog, has entered into an agreement with Swiss engineering group ABB ....

24 May, 2018

Ethereum co-founder’s startup to make blockchain prototypes for Niti Aayog

Anirban Ghoshal

Ethereum co-founder's startup ConsenSys on Tuesday signed a nonbinding agreement to make blockchain prototypes for the central ....

17 April, 2018

Govt looking to deploy blockchain to curb fake drugs

Anirban Ghoshal

Niti Aayog, the government’s top policy think tank, is looking to curb the menace of fake drugs in the country by using ....

12 April, 2018

Niti Aayog taps IIT tool telling socio-economic conditions using satellite images

Anirban Ghoshal

The central government’s top policy think tank, Niti Aayog, has tapped IIT-Delhi's artificial-intelligence tool that ....

10 April, 2018

Software firm Capillary rolls out AI-powered customer trackers for offline stores

Anirban Ghoshal

Capillary Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which provides cloud-based software for engaging retail customers, is rolling out artificial-intelligence ....

21 March, 2018

NASSCOM joins hands with NITI Aayog to nurture women entrepreneurs

Shweta Sharma

IT industry body National Association of Software and Services Companies has formed a partnership with NITI Aayog to enhance innovation ....

9 March, 2018

AI, blockchain, Internet of Things to be used in larger projects: IBM

Anirban Ghoshal

Tech firm International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) has said that artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and Internet of Things ....

5 March, 2018

Google Brain and Coursera founder Andrew Ng may aid India’s AI efforts

Anirban Ghoshal

Niti Aayog, the government’s main policy think tank, has reached out to Google Brain and Coursera founder Andrew Ng to help ....

21 February, 2018