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Will the lockdown extend? What will happen if it does or does not?

By : CIOL Bureau

The Union government is likely to announce a conditional lifting of lockdown restrictions on April 15. Delivery of essential services will continue but the nationwide ban on public congregations will remain. Cinema halls, food courts, restaurants and religious places too might stay

Samsung India and transport ministry team up for road safety

By : CIOL Writers

Samsung India has tied up with the Union transport ministry for its ‘Safe India’ campaign to promote responsible use of smartphones on roads. The company has also joined hands with Delhi traffic police to create awareness on road safety in the

PM Modi launches Umang app for easy access to govt. services

By : CIOL Writers

Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi launched an e-governance app called Umang (Unified Mobile Application for new Age Governance) on Thursday. The app has been developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD) to promote government’s Digital India

Home Ministry issues advisory to Police across India over Blue Whale Game

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of the increasing number of deaths due to the Internet-based suicide game- Blue Whale Challenge, the Home Ministry on Tuesday issued an advisory to Police across India to take strict against concerned websites that provide links to download

Indian govt launches app to sell and recharge FASTtag for paying e-toll

By : CIOL Writers

The NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) has launched two new apps- MyFASTag and FASTag Partner through which highway users can buy FASTags (RFID cards) for electronic toll collection. A FASTag is linked to an account where the user adds money.

Govt to take ‘insights’ from Instagram and Facebook to catch tax evaders

By : CIOL Writers

For all those social media addicts whose lives are like an open book on their Facebook or Instagram walls, it’s time to stop and ponder a little bit. According to a Bloomberg report, your social media accounts will now be

India says NO to self-driving cars

By : CIOL Writers

While the tech companies are competing against each other to perfect self-driving technology with trials across the world, looks like one of the world’s fastest growing markets- India isn’t interested in the technology at all. Driverless cars will not be allowed

Chandigarh Administration to go paperless by December

By : CIOL Writers

Chandigarh administrative department isaiming to go paperless by the year-end to create a simplified, responsive, effective and transparent working environment. The projest is expected to be launched in December. Prince Dhawan, UT director, information technology, says that the files in

Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile (JAM) trinity for direct benefit transfer

By : CIOL Writers

The groundwork for Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile (JAM) trinity that was first proposed in the Economic Survey 2014-15 has begun with the government having started linking the Jan Dhan scheme, Aadhaar numbers and mobile numbers of individuals. Finance minister ArunJaitley, delivering the


By : CIOL Writers

Start-up India movement, launched by PM Narendra Modi this January has been one of the most visible campaigns initiated by the Government of India to encourage entrepreneurs. This plan aims to provide a conducive environment for new startups, create job

Big Blue to help Delhi fight pollution

NEW DELHI, INDIA: In a bid to provide technological help to Delhi which is implementing strict measures to control pollution, Big Blue has announced a technology partnership with the Delhi Dialog Commission (DDC)— a think tank of the state government.

Digital will completely alter the software market: Gartner

MUMBAI, INDIA: The India software market is on track to reach $5.3 billion in 2016, a 12.8 percent increase from 2015, according to Gartner. The rise will be largely driven by the following factors: Software as a service (SaaS) adoption

Seagate targets the government vertical with new business unit

MUMBAI, INDIA: Seagate Technology today announced the formation of Seagate Government Solutions, a new US-based business entity dedicated to helping address the growing data-management needs of government agencies. The new entity will focus on the federal government’s big data, high

5 verticals driving application economy in India

By : Sonal Desai

Sonal Desai As enterprises turn a new page and drive efficiencies and productivity by using software, a software-driven enterprise has become a critical driver of competitive advantage today. According to a recent study by CA Technologies, increased agility and faster

Government owes Rs 5,000 crore in contract payments to IT services companies

MUMBAI, INDIA: Industry body NASSCOM has expressed concern over the pending dues to the IT services firms, by various government organizations. According to NASSCOM, various government departments owe about Rs 5,000 crore in contract payments to IT services companies. Large

An infograph on why is network visibility important for the government

By : CIOL Bureau

“As the Government is progressively moving towards transforming India into digital economy, millions of devices are expected to access government networks within a few years, and applications will need to perform exponentially for government services to deliver on their promise.