MeitY planning strategy for national use of Blockchain
In a response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Sanjay Dhotre, minister of state for electronics and IT (MeitY), said that "Blockchain Technology as one of the important research areas having application potential in different domains such as Governance, Banking and Finance, Cyber Security and so on."
Adopting Blockchain is at the top of govt’s to-do ledger
Sanjay Dhotre, minister of state for electronics and IT said, “Blockchain technology...
Social media regulations to be ready by Jan 2020: Govt to SC
The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that the entire process of final...
India plans to regulate social media as it can cause disruption
India joins a growing list of nations seeking to regulate social media in a bid to combat false information.
MEITY to award women entrepreneurs in the software products space
The government has recently come up with a draft policy for software products in an effort to create boost the software products space in the country. Meity has partnered with IT industry body Nasscom for the awards.
MeitY builds a startup hub for stakeholders
The ‘social media platform for startups’ will bring together existing programmes & connect firms to the right talent, mentor or VC fund.
Govt sets up panel to resolve MeitY and Niti fight over AI
The committee, which has been formed to root out duplication of work, will be headed by principal scientific advisor K VijayRaghavan. The panel will specify the roles of different agencies in achieving the AI mission.
Software Technology Parks of India to create around 15,000 direct jobs
STPI is an organization under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. A budget of Rs 50 crore has been allocated to incentivize the establishment of 5000 seats in respect of BPO/ITES operations in the region. This scheme aims at creating an ecosystem in the North East that will unleash development in the region.
Process of notifying intermediary rules likely to be completed by January 15, 2020: MeitY to SC
In August, Facebook and WhatsApp sought the transfer of petitions on linking social media accounts with Aadhaar from various high courts to the Supreme Court.
India can develop as a centre for software products and deep technology: Prasad
"There are 23,000 startups and 800 are technological startups and out of them 21 are 'unicorns'...But when I see global number of unicorns, that number is 400 plus and so there is a case for greater mentorship and encouragement," Prasad said.
MEITY launches Smart-board for effective monitoring of the key programmes
The Smart-board is aimed to be a single window access for Centre, State or District specific projects implemented by MeitY.
MeitY to push for more sops to lure electronic makers
The incentives will help India wean manufacturers away from countries such as China.
HDFC Bank, ICICI, others in MeitY’s digital good books
Government looks to achieve 40 billion digital transactions in the current financial year.
FPIs move MeitY against data bill, seek exemption
FPIs are mainly concerned about categorisation of all types of financial information as sensitive data under the new law.
India ‘vindicated’ on WhatsApp traceability after US, UK, Australia write to Facebook: MeitY
This, senior Indian government officials said, validates India’s position on traceability in Facebook-owned WhatsApp, something it has been articulating since over a year, following several deaths due to mob lynching.
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