Tag "Narendra Modi"

The Big Picture of Indian Politics, Politicians and Social Media

By : Laxitha Mundhra

In her recent article Nidhi Razdan pointed out a few drawbacks of the Congress Government and all their social media handles went berserk on her. They called her out as BJP bhakt and whatnot, but that’s beside the point [or

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

Government reportedly considering using private cars as shared taxi to cut down traffic

By : CIOL Writers

The government of India is examining the use of private vehicles as shared taxis in an effort to reduce car ownership and curb the growing traffic in major cities, according to a report in Reuters.  A government official involved in

Facebook makes it easier to contact government representatives

By : CIOL Writers

Now if you want to convey some message to our PM Narendra Modi, or for that matter, to his rival, Arvind Kejriwal, you simply need to visit your Facebook page. Yes, Facebook has launched a new feature allowing users to

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

Narendra Modi becomes the most followed world leader on social media

By : CIOL Writers

When the United States 44th President Barack Obama ceded the presidency role to new President-elect Donald Trump, some rank-reversal took place on the Twitter platform too. With approximately 81 million followers on Twitter, Barack Obama was the most followed world

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

DIPP planning a reality show and a separate channel for startups in India

By : CIOL Writers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Startup India Mission is making all the right moves to create an enabling startup ecosystem in the country. And this latest move by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is the perfect icing on the

PM Narendra Modi cautions citizens about mobile, internet fraud

By : CIOL Writers

Though smartphones and the internet have made everything from grocery shopping to banking easier and convenient, together they are also resulting in ever increasing number of frauds. In short, “where there is money there is a crime.” As the number

Nobody messes with Modi, not even Sundar Pichai

By : CIOL Writers

If Congress Scion Rahul Gandhi has been asked to tender apology or face trial for calling RSS as Gandhi killer, how can you expect Google or its CEO Sundar Pichai to go scot free for enlisting Narendra Modi as one

Make yoga a part of your life just like the mobile phones: PM

By : CIOL Writers

Celebrating 2nd International Yoga Day (IYD) amidst a gathering of around 10,000 people, comprising mostly school children, at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to embrace Yoga like smartphones and not a religious relic. Pitching

Telangana aims at becoming next startup haven

By : CIOL Writers

In an attempt to become the kernel for rising enterprises in the country, Telangana government is planning to initiate an event similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Startup India where a substantial number of start-ups, as well as incubators, will

Social media cell for Maneka Gandhi’s ministry

By : CIOL Writers

Indian PM, Narendra Modi knows the knack of connecting with masses and so does his government. And there cannot be a bigger and better platform than social media to do that. Making further inroads into digital landscape, Maneka Gandhi led

Donald Trump gives up Republican Nomination via Twitter

By : CIOL Writers

There was no stopping Trump until he met Indian PM Narendra Modi. Meeting on the sides of Nuclear Summit, Modi seems to have convinced Trump that his true calling beckons him among the inhabitants of Gir and not in the

Debate over Net Neutrality Ends

By : CIOL Writers

When the non-violent fight started last year in February between Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Basics [which was initially named as internet.org] and the Net Neutrality activists, India witnessed one of its most productive Public debate which was wary. On 9th February,

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

What led to India’s rise in the global competitiveness index?

MUMBAI, INDIA: India has ended five years of decline in global competitiveness index. It has escalated to the 55th spot as per the Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016. “However, there are bright spots: India ends five years of decline with a

PM digitizes Ramcharitmanas

BANGALORE, INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released the digital version of Ramcharitmanas, as a set of digital CDs produced by All India Radio. Praising the efforts of the artistes who had contributed to this musical production, the Prime Minister

GoI to spend Rs 48,000 crore on 98 smart cities

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Government of India will spend Rs 48,000 crore in developing 98 smart cities over the next five years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious project with announcement of criteria and guidelines for 100 smart cities