Governance

eMudhra launches IoT security solution for smart cities

BANGALORE, INDIA: Digital identity and transaction management solutions provider, eMudhra’s R&D center in Bangalore, emLabs has announced an IoT security solution for smart cities. The solution brings the power of Secure Identity and Cryptography to effectively secure a smart city ecosystem through

CleverTap refutes charges of selling data of NaMo app users

By : CIOL Writers

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project the Narendra Modi app is in the middle of a fierce controversy regarding user data privacy. CleverTap, a US-based mobile analytics and mobile marketing company is facing allegations that it received personal data from the official

SAP, NITI Aayog collaborate to set up 100 Atal Tinkering Labs in schools

BANGALORE, INDIA: SAP has signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) to adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) in 2018 to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education among secondary school children across

Aadhaar hit by another data leak, UIDAI refutes

By : CIOL Writers

India’s national identification database Aadhaar has been hit by a data breach if reports from ZDNet are to be believed. The report claims this issue was brought to the notice of the Indian government over a month ago, but no

How the Govt. of NCT Delhi is Surging Ahead with Digital

By : CMR Analyst

Digital technologies are revolutionizing governments across the world and it’s no different in India. To understand and discuss important issues of governance, a conference was organized recently in association with HP Inc., CMR and Coeus Age for senior officials of

China imposes travel ban on people with poor social credits

By : CIOL Writers

The Chinese government has imposed a travel ban on people with poor social credits. Now, you must be wondering what exactly is social credit. Well, the social credit system is a way in which the Chinese government rates its citizens based

Now track your lost items at airports using Umang app

By : CIOL Writers

The EDP Cell of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), in collaboration with Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) team of National e-Governance Division (NeGD), has developed new ‘Lost and Found’ functionality in the Umang app that will help users

SC indefinitely extends Aadhaar linking deadline

By : CIOL Writers

In a major relief to many people including me, the Supreme Court, on Tuesday, indefinitely extended the deadline for linking of various services with Aadhaar till it delivers its judgment on the constitutional validity of the biometrical identification scheme. Indian

Niti Aayog launches a entrepreneurship platform for women

By : CIOL Writers

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Niti Aayog has launched a platform for women to build their enterprises. The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) aims to build an ecosystem where women do not face any gender-related issues. Anna Roy, head of

Karnataka brings all innovation initiatives under one umbrella

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Karnataka government has brought all the emerging technology innovation initiatives of the government under one umbrella named ‘Innovate Karnataka’, to make the state a premier global destination for innovation. ‘Innovate Karnataka’ will be spearheaded by the Department of

Insights from Telangana Govt.’s MeeSeva Platform Going Mobile

By : CMR Analyst

Making govt. services available to citizens is something that has been and continues to be undertaken by both central and state governments very seriously, as a part of the NeGP (National eGovernance Plan). These initiatives aim to provide universal and

Enabling a Secure Digital Environment for Govt. Projects

By : CMR Analyst

Governments across states are reinventing themselves on the backdrop of digital technologies. They are automating citizen centric services and making them available on different channels at the front-end (physical centers, web and mobile). They’re embedding individual digital identities to provide

Telangana govt. and Nasscom to set up a Data Science and AI CoE

By : CIOL Writers

The Government of Telangana has signed an MoU with The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) to establish a Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CoE – DS&AI) in the state. The centre will be set up

Citi India bans purchase of bitcoins using debit and credit cards

By : CIOL Writers

Citi India has banned the purchase or trading of virtual cryptocurrencies using debit and credit cards. Citi, the multinational bank joins other banks such as SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Yes Bank suspended accounts of major bitcoin exchanges

Budget’18: Bitcoins not legal but Govt will explore blockchain

By : CIOL Writers 1

In a big blow for cryptocurrency, Finance minister Arun Jaitley in his Union Budget speech deemed Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies illegal tender in India but said that the government will explore its underlying technology, i.e. blockchain. “The government does not recognise

Budget’18: Niti Aayog to spearhead National Programme on Artificial Intelligence

By : CIOL Writers

Startup industry doesn’t have much to take away from Budget 2018 barring two major announcements. Firstly, Finance minister, Arun Jailtey said that the government would invest in research and development in areas such as robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Trai recommends allowing mobile network services during air travel

By : CIOL Writers

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) recommended allowing mobile phone calls and internet services during the time of air travel. The regulatory board has put forward certain recommendations that need to be followed before enjoying IFC. The major highlights include ensuring

Karnataka announces hackathon to explore blockchain adoption for governance

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to explore the adoption of blockchain technology in government services, Karnataka government, is organizing a ‘Blockchain Hackathon for Governance’ between January 19-21 which will look to create demonstrable prototypes of the use of blockchain in government applications. According to a

UIDAI to use facial recognition for Aadhaar authentication

By : CIOL Writers

The Unique Identification Authority of India has decided to enable face recognition to add another layer of security for inclusive authentication for Aadhaar card holders. In a notification released on Monday, UIDAI said, “At the time of Aadhaar enrolment, the

UIDAI to issue Virtual IDs for Aadhaar to strengthen privacy

By : CIOL Writers

The Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) has introduced two new features to strengthen the privacy of any user amid the recent controversy surrounding the biometric details of anybody available in 10 minutes. The new features are Virtual ID for Aadhaar