Governance

BHIM app tops download charts on Google Play store

By : Riddhi Sharma

On 31st December 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a UPI (United Payments Interface) based app called BHIM, short for Bharat Interface for Money. Within 48 hours of being launched, the BHIM app is now on the top of Google

Google and Consumer Affairs Ministry to promote ‘Digitally Safe Consumer’

By : Riddhi Sharma

Google and Consumer Affairs Ministry have come together to initiate an year long campaign called ‘Digitally Safe Consumer’. This collaboration is announced as part of a larger effort to help better protect consumer interest online. The campaign will focus on

BSNL will give users email IDs in their own languages

By : Soma Tah

BSNL has launched free email address service in 8 Indian Languages to its broadband users with ‘DataMail’. The linguistic email service offered by BSNL will have DataOne.Bharat domain and email address will be offered in eight regional languages including Hindi,

TRAI proposes limited free data for rural subscribers to boost digital transactions

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to boost the government’s digital economy drive, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended an aggregator model and 100 MB of free data for mobile phone subscribers in rural areas. TRAI has proposed that the

Govt announces discounts on petrol, rail tickets if you go digital

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to promote cashless transactions, the government on Thursday announced a slew of measures to encourage digital payments while buying fuel, train tickets and insurance. Incentivizing digital mode for payments, the government has waived service tax on card

Maharashtra to be the first Indian state to roll out its own m-wallet

By : CIOL Writers

Post demonetization, mobile wallets are the new means of transaction across all channels. Following in the footsteps of different startups, Indian state of Maharashtra is also all geared to launch its own mobile wallet, “Mahawallet” that will also allow users

Samsung, Karnataka govt sign MoU to impart digital education to underprivileged girls

By : CIOL Writers

Samsung India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka government’s IT Department aimed at promoting computer and digital education amongst underprivileged girl students of Government Schools and rural areas in the state for three years. As part

Govt asks auto-manufacturers to provide RFID tag for digital toll payments

By : CIOL Writers

Making all the right moves towards making India a truly digital platform, the Indian government has now asked vehicle manufacturers to provide digital identity tag in all new vehicles. The government hopes to deploy this digital identity tag (RFID) to

Paytm and Oxigen to help digitize cash transactions in rural India

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to help 26 lakh women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs) of India with more than 3 crore members, the rural development ministry is tapping on Paytm and Oxigen Wallet to help digitize cash transactions in rural India. According

Ola, Uber may need to have their fare calculators validated from MeitY

By : CIOL Writers

The government of India has had very rough time dealing with cab aggregators in the country so far. Be it Ola or Uber, the two have always found themselves on the other side of fence against the government. But looks

Google to launch ‘Toilet Locator’

By : CIOL Writers

One of the biggest problems in India is finding Clean Toilets, if not lavatory itself. Even in developed or urban cities of India, it is very hard to find a clean toilet. Due to which many people end up either

Microsoft India signs MOU with the Telangana govt to provide internet connectivity

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government. Under the MOU, Microsoft will help the government to explore cloud, machine learning, and mobile-based solutions to improve citizen services, education, healthcare and agriculture in the state.

No GPS-enabled chip in Rs 2000 note: RBI

By : CIOL Writers

The demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes not only came in as a big shock for many but also set the rumor mill buzzing with new stories and rumors coming in every hour. Amongst all these rumors, one

Industry hails PM’s demonetization move as a new dawn for Indian economy

By : CIOL Writers

It’s “historic”, “a watershed moment” in the history of the Indian economy, a real “game-changer”, “revolutionary” etc etc. Well, looks like Industry cannot stop raving about PM Narendra Modi’s demonetizing of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Though the stalwarts

Twitter reactions to Modi’s ban on Rs 500 & Rs 1000 notes at its best

By : CIOL Writers

Remember how we used to sell our old school books to scrap dealers for some money? I guess that’s what the ‘rich people’ of India will soon do with their Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. The sudden long queues

Indian Govt may ask WhatsApp, Snapchat and like to store and share user info

By : CIOL Writers

The Indian government is planning to create fresh norms for the tech companies like WhatsApp, Snapchat, and e-commerce firm Amazon to retain user information and also guide them on how to save and share users’ data. Though this development is

Dell EMC partners Govt of Andhra Pradesh to launch healthcare program for women

By : CIOL Writers

In an attempt to highlight the urgent need of improving basic healthcare services available to women, Dell EMC is partnering with the Government of Andhra Pradesh for Mahila Master Health Checkup (MMHC), a health care program for women. The program

Indian Railways mulling over linking Aadhaar with concessional ticket booking

By : CIOL Writers

After successful linking Aadhaar cards with LPG service and passport service, the government is now mulling over using it for railways ticket bookings and Indian Railways is soon expected to hold discussions with UIDAI for the same. The Finance Ministry

Tech Mahindra on Jharkhand’s digital side

JHARKHAND, INDIA: Now, as a strategic IT partner, Tech Mahindra will work towards promoting technology adoption

Gender diversity in India stuck at 20pc since 3 years

By : CIOL Writers

Though the government of India is launching many schemes and initiatives to promote employment and entrepreneurship