Commerce Ministry wants MeitY to expand manufacturing scheme for mobiles
The expansion of the programme is aimed at eventually encouraging indigenous manufacturing of mobile phones in the country, which can help reduce India’s staggering $63 billion trade deficit with China, officials said.
House panel gives Twitter 15 days to present CEO Jack Dorsey
The govt is bent on meeting someone who can be held accountable for Twitter’s ac...
Maharashtra to be first state to adopt model RFP
Maharashtra will be the first state to adopt this model.
Wipro for data localisation, differs from Nasscom stand
While Nasscom calls for data rules based on open internet, IT firm feels localisation needed for safety.
Data requests from India surged in 1st half of 2017 : Facebook
The Indian govt and law enforcement agencies also requested for some information on 13,752 user accounts. Facebook produced "some data" in 54 per cent of the cases in the January-June 2017 period.
Artificial Intelligence reports of MEITY panels by month-end
The Narendra Modi government has a huge focus on emerging technologies such as AI and Blockchain and has asked Niti Aayog to create a national strategy for leveraging these technologies.
Analytica seeks time to respond to MEITY notice
In its earlier notice issued to Cambridge Analytica, the government had sought details on whether they have been engaged in any assignment to utilise data of Indians from the above cited breach.
Budget 2019: National AI programme will create mass reach for tech, says CSS Corp
This centre will work as a hub and will be part of the MeitY and collaborate with other government-run boldies academic institutions.
WhatsApp executives meet government to discuss traceability
WhatsApp has resisted demands by Indian govt to enable traceability of messages to curb rumours.
Ministry of Electronics & IT to set up a Centre of Excellence for FinTech at Chennai
The CoE according to a Tamil Nadu government order will be set up at an outlay of Rs 23 crores.
Deadline for public comments on draft IT rules extended to January 31
On December 24, the IT Ministry released draft amendments under which social media and online platforms would need to trace originators of information when required by government agencies.
GDPR-loving EU says India's data localisation unnecessary
Commission says such regulations would create “unnecessary costs, difficulties and uncertainties that could hamper business and investments”.
Govt proposes to invest Rs 1,227 cr through EDF to push IPR in electronics
Electronics Development Fund (EDF) is set up as a "Fund of Funds" to participate in professionally managed "daughter funds".
Access to global data, local copy may end impasse
The govt agency pointed out that asking global firms to store all Indian users’ data locally will not serve much purpose since data will continue to be processed outside the country.
Indo-Israeli innovation accelerator launched in India
"This is unique in its design and will not only support startup India label 'Made in India' for some of the most disruptive technology," said Sangeeta Das, founder, CI, in a statement.
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