Tag "Digital India"

NASSCOM Foundation and SAP join hands to open 25 NDLM centres

BANGALORE, INDIA: SAP India and NASSCOM Foundation  will open 25 new National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) centres in 12 cities across India. This initiative aims to strengthen the Government’s vision to educate and empower the citizens with IT related skills

Vodafone to invest Rs 13,000 cr in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: During his meeting with PM Narendra Modi in London, Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao has committed investments worth Rs 13,000 crore (1.3 billion GBP) to India which will be used primarily for capacity augmentation and new business

Oracle banking on Digital India opportunities as it sets out on an ambitious cloud journey

Soma Tah USA: Oracle will continue to invest in India as part of its strategic imperatives, while it also looks to lap up opportunities from Modi govt’s ambitious Digital India initiative. “We are supporting a number of new initiatives of

What makes Ankit Fadia the face of ‘Digital India’?

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The government finally gave a clarification that four Digital India Brand Ambassadors were nominated as part of the Digital India week (July 1-7, 2015) and yes, Ankit Fadia is one of them. The other persons nominated for

What did PM Narendra Modi say at the Digital India event in San Jose?

MUMBAI, INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a huge gathering at the Digital India event in San Jose, California, along with top tech CEOs. Here is the transcript of his speech: Thank you, Shantanu, John, Satya, Paul, Sunder, and Venkatesh.

Can you guess the potential of Indian start-ups?

MUMBAI, INDIA: The start-ups led by disruptive technologies can contribute $1 trillion to the Indian economy by 2025, according to Industry body NASSCOM. According to R Chandrasekhar, President, NASSCOM, disruptive technology has the potential to bring in $500 billion to

Led by Digital India, GoI to spend $6.88 billion on IT in 2015

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Indian government will spend $6.88 billion on IT products and services in 2015, an increase of 5.2 percent over 2014, according to Gartner. IT services which includes consulting, implementation, IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing is expected

American academicians support PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative

MUMBAI, INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative now has support from American academicians. Days before the PM’s visit to the US, about 150 American academicians pledged support to the Digital India campaign. Signatories include holders of prestigious endowed

Now GoI wants you to work from home

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Government of India’s Digital India initiative has opened a plethora of opportunities for those who want to work from home. As a part of Digitize India Platform (DIP), the GoI is searching citizens or digital contributors

SMEs are moving ICT discussions from the realms of IT department to the Board room

By : Sonal Desai

Sonal Desai Prateek Pashine, Head, Enterprise Business, Tata Teleservices, talks about overall the technology landscape, the impact of new technologies on the enterprises and SMEs, in an interview with CIOL These are good days for the IT vendors. With India

Digital India to create 1.5 crore jobs

HYDERABAD, INDIA: The Digital India project would provide direct employment to 1.5 crore individuals and indirect employment to 8.5 lakh employees, VK Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog said. Speaking at the 14th convocation of the International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad (IIIT-H),

Govt. pushes paperless transaction with digital invoice

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Central Board of Excise and Customs is encouraging trade to replace paper documents with electronic documents and use digitally signed invoices. This will improve the ease of doing business as well as reduce the cost of

Intel selects 20 teams to innovate for Digital India challenge

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Intel India has announced a shortlist of 20 teams participating in the Innovate for Digital India Challenge. 20 teams from across India will receive grants of INR 200,000 per team

RCOM rolls out content and cloud delivery network in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Reliance Communications has announced the deployment of Cloud Xchange (Cloud X) nodes in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Cloud X is uniquely designed to deliver not only infrastructure provisioning in a few clicks, but the deployment of

Second phase of e-courts gets cabinet approval

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The cabinet today gave its approval for the second phase of e-courts Mission Mode Project for better management of the court functions, and make citizens digitally empowered. The project envisages enhanced ICT enablement of courts through universal computerisation, use of cloud

Dell to support West Bengal in Digital India vision

KOLKATA , INDIA: Dell with CyberMedia Research (CMR), recently concluded the ‘Government Connect Conference’ in Kolkata. Government Connect is Dell’s year-long outreach program themed “Future-ready IT, for future-ready government” and conducted as a joint initiative with CMR. The programme emphasised

Who can apply for Microsoft BizSpark?

BENGALURU, INDIA: Microsoft has announced the BizSpark Plus program for the start-up ecosystem. To qualify for the BizSpark Plus program, start-ups must be privately held; less than 5 years old; have less than $1miilion revenue annually and be member of

How digitization takes the crease out of patent filing & processing

BANGALORE, INDIA: Online filing has jumped from under 30% to over 80% in just a year, thanks to the digitization initiatives taken up by the government to promote the Intellectual Property(IP) ecosystem in the country. This was done by easing of access to

Fishermen will now get farming advice through mKrishi mobile app

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), A government agency under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, has launched a new mobile app -mKrishi to guide fishermen with their farming activities. This app will provide an easy

Mr Prime Minister, have you considered these challenges?

By : Sonal Desai

MUMBAI, INDIA: Last Friday, PM Narendra Modi took the entire country by storm when he articulated his thoughts for a digital India. As the euphoria subsides, we ask very pertinent questions to Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound