Governance

NITI Aayog plans to set up 1,000 new innovation labs this year

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to facilitate innovation in schools, NITI Aayog is gearing up to open 1,000 new Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) this year, all across India. ATLs will conduct different activities ranging from regional and national level competitions, designing and

Tesla Motors is well on its way to India

By : CIOL Writers

Electric Carmaker Tesla is in talks with the Indian Government to get tax exemptions from import duties until a factory is built. The company’s CEO and founder Elon Musk sent out a tweet confirming the same. In discussions with the

BSNL to install 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in rural areas across India

By : CIOL Writers

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has signed an agreement with the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to set up 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in rural areas in next six months. The project shall be funded from the USO Fund, with the government

Government approves ‘Buy in India’ to boost ‘Make in India’

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to boost its flagship ‘Make In India’ programme, the Narendra Modi government has approved a new policy that will encourage consumers to ‘Buy in India’. Titled “Government procurement preference to Make In India order, 2017”, under the policy, “preference

TRAI to roll out ‘MyCall app’ to rate call quality

By : CIOL Writers

Telecom Regulator TRAI will soon be rolling out a mobile application to measure call quality and improve its ‘do not disturb’ mechanism aimed at deterring pesky calls by telemarketers. The MyCall app will be based upon a crowd sourcing platform and users

Andhra Pradesh resorts to technology to protect residents from lightning strikes

VIJAYAWADA, INDIA: More than 1,600 citizens died due to extreme weather conditions throughout India in 2016 alone, with flooding and lightning claiming the second highest percentage of weather-related deaths. To protect citizens’ lives from lightning strikes, Andhra Pradesh has selected the Earth

Government launches ‘BHIM-Aadhaar Pay’ app to boost digitization wave

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to further boost the digitization wave in the country, the government has launched BHIM-Aadhaar Pay, which allows payment through thumb impression. The new app links the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) mobile application with biometric platform Aadhaar, which

Indian govt sets up high-level committee to study virtual currency

By : CIOL Writers

As digitisation penetrates deeper into the country’s economy, the spotlight has now shifted to virtual or cryptocurrency. The Central government has set up an inter-disciplinary committee to look at the framework of virtual or digital/cryptocurrencies, in order to keep a check on

BSA launches Software.org to connect the dots between software and society

NEW DELHI, INDIA: BSA, The Software Alliance launched Software.org to help policymakers and the public better understand software’s impact on our lives, our economy, and our society. “Software is everywhere, and it’s indispensable to a thriving economy and essential to our modern

Indian Railways to have an integrated software for faster data collection and analysis

By : CIOL Writers

In a major IT initiative, Indian Railways is planning for an integrated software, a first-of-its-kind for the national carrier, for faster data collection and analysis. Various functions of the railways such as passenger reservation, movement of goods trains and asset management

From Schwarzenegger to Trump: IT stays a Thriller

Pratima H INDIA: When the world of technology resembles a Cheyenne Mountain, you can’t blame it

Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for over thirty schemes, more to be added soon

By : CIOL Writers

The Government of India has made biometric identity document, Aadhaar compulsory to avail benefits under nearly three dozen

eMudhra partners 15 state govts to activate eSignatures in govt offices

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to further boost Digital India initiative, eMudhra, a digital identity and transaction management

Supreme Court asks to link SIM cards to Aadhaar card within one year

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to crackdown fraudulent activities that take place through mobile phones and sim cards,

Govt proposes Payments Regulatory Board under RBI in place of BPSS

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to strengthen the grievance mechanism for the digital payments ecosystem, the government is

Govt. recognizes CyberMedia’s Pradeep Gupta as premier entrepreneur mentor of India

The first National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 recognized Pradeep Gupta, CMD, Cybermedia (India) Ltd. as the premier

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

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

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

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