Ravi Shankar Prasad

Embattled Huawei hopes India will let it participate in 5G trials

Payal Ganguly

Huawei is hopeful that the Indian government will take an “independent decision” on the Chinese networking equipment ....

4 June, 2019

Fintech startups unlikely to gain from Bill to amend Aadhaar Act

Payal Ganguly

In the wake of the Supreme Court order banning mandatory use of Aadhaar ID by private firms, the central government has introduced ....

3 January, 2019

Indian govt triggers surveillance concerns after order on intercepting computer data

Anirban Ghoshal

The Indian government has controversially empowered 10 agencies to intercept, decrypt and monitor data on any kind of computing ....

21 December, 2018

Govt tells WhatsApp to follow the law, set up Indian entity

Anirban Ghoshal

On a day when WhatsApp chief executive Chris Daniels began his India tour, the government sent the Facebook-owned instant ....

21 August, 2018

Govt asks Amazon to set up servers in India, stop cross-border movement of data

Payal Ganguly

IT and communication minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Amazon India has been asked to set up servers in the country on an urgent ....

14 August, 2018

CBI probes Cambridge Analytica ‘receiving’ Facebook data from Global Science Research

Shweta Sharma

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting a preliminary enquiry to find out if Cambridge Analytica received any ....

9 August, 2018

Govt plans to use AI tools for digital forensics: Report

Anirban Ghoshal

The government is planning to use artificial intelligence-based tools for a digital forensics project currently under way at the ....

15 February, 2018

Govt’s botnet malware apps bring down infections in India: Report

Anirban Ghoshal

The Indian government has said its botnet malware apps have reduced infections in the country by at least 51% after their launch ....

31 January, 2018

Govt drafting policy for e-wallets, m-banking to mitigate cyber fraud risk

Mansi Taneja

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is drafting a policy on mobile wallets and mobile banking to mitigate ....

7 February, 2017

Modi govt to appoint chief IT officers in all ministries, set up e-governance academy

Mansi Taneja

In what may bring the ageing information technology (IT) systems used in government offices back to life and usher in professionalism, ....

15 September, 2016

Government asks Google to submit fresh proposal for Loon project


Government has asked IT giant Google to submit fresh proposal for testing its balloon-based Internet technology for the Loon ....

16 March, 2016

Backlash compels govt to withdraw draft encryption policy


Following a public uproar over threat to privacy, the government today withdrew the draft encryption policy which made it mandatory ....

22 September, 2015

Government panel to come with report on net neutrality in a month


Amid a raging debate over equal Internet access, the government of India on Monday said an expert panel is looking into net neutrality ....

14 April, 2015

Govt announces open source software policy


The government has announced a policy for adopting open source software (OSS), making it mandatory that such software is considered ....

30 March, 2015

Idukki becomes first district to have high-speed rural broadband


The Centre is working on a policy on setting up Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centres in mofussil towns to empower rural ....

13 January, 2015

Government launches e-greetings portal as part of its Rs 500 Cr Digital India Initiative

Priyanka Sahay

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today launched an e-greetings portal as part of the government's Rs 500 crore ....

14 August, 2014

Communication & IT ministry seeks to connect 2.5 lakh panchayats via broadband in India


India will build a broadband highway connecting 2.5 lakh panchayats (spread over six lakh villages) across the country in the ....

2 July, 2014