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PM Modi takes the video route to appeal for calm in Gujarat

AHMEDABAD, INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has uploaded a video on Twitter to to make an appeal to the people of Gujarat to remain calm. Curfew was imposed in several places in Gujarat following bouts of agitation and violence that rocked

What does PM Narendra Modi’s Start-up India, Stand-up India mean for the community?

By : Sonal Desai

MUMBAI, INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mention on Start-up India Stand-up India provided a further boost to the already booming start-up ecosystem in the country. PM’s Start-up India, Stand-up India—a step in the right direction: Vikram Ramchand, Founder and Chief

PM Modi’s gift to the start-ups this Independence Day

MUMBAI, INDIA: There is a lot to cheer for the start-up ecosystem in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his 85-minute long Independence Day speech from the Red Fort Rampart yesterday, doled out series of plans to boost the start-ups in

PM, TRAI set guidelines for spectrum sharing

BANGALORE, INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the guidelines on spectrum sharing. The guidelines were recommended by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The salient features include: a) Spectrum sharing would be allowed only for the access of

What can PM Modi learn from APJ Abdul Kalam?

By : Sonal Desai

MUMBAI, INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who recently outlined his vision for Digital India, his most ambitious project so far, can learn a few things from former President APJ Abdul Kalam. First and foremost is the adequate use of technology for

Need: A CTO to implement Digital India initiative

MUMBAI, INDIA: A good CTO is essential to make the government function as unified machinery that operates with consistent standards of efficiency, transparency and responsiveness. That is key to realizing maximum governance, minimum government, writes Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP, Rajya Sabha,

IT Inc welcomes PM’s Digital India initiative

MUMBAI, INDIA: PM Narendra Modi, who released his vision for a Digital India yesterday, has also managed to charm IT conglomerates at home and abroad. The initiative is being appreciated not only by India Inc, but also CEOs of large conglomerates like Microsoft

PM, Nasscom, DeitY, ERNET announce CoE for IoT

MUMBAI, INDIA: As part of the Digital India program launch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for IoT in Bengaluru, to enable rapid adoption of IoT. A joint venture by National Association of Software and

PM to kick-start Digital India week today

MUMBAI, INDIA: In a style that is now synonymous with him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally launch the Digital India initiative via video conferencing, today. Some of the key services expected to be launched include the Digital Locker, e-eduction and

A look at PM Modi’s idea of a smart city

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched three major urban development initiatives- AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation); Smart Cities Mission; and Housing for All (Urban), at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today. The projects entail

Nasscom, ISEA partner for Make in India initiative

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Indian software and hardware industry is aligning to further Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, Make in India. Yes, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) have come

How PM Narendra Modi evolved his social media strategy?

WASHINGTON: That our Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a keen user of social media is known globally. A recent study by a US university professor shows his evolution as a social media maverick. Today, the PM is a social media

Google apologizes to the Indian PM; explains technical glitch

MUMBAI, INDIA: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s images appeared on the Top 10 ciminals’ list on Google Search, the search engine giant apologized for for any confusion or misunderstanding caused. The PM’s image has been featured among the

Brand Kalam may be the ambassador for brand Digital India

MUMBAI, INDIA: Who better than a former President of repute to represent brand Digital India? If all goes well, former President and scientist, APJ Abdul Kalam—a brand into himself, may well be the brand ambassador for Digital India. Our country

China’s Coolpad commits to Make in India

MUMBAI, INDIA: With an eye on the burgeoning online marketplace, the Coolpad Group, a developer and provider of integrated solutions for smart phones, mobile data platform systems and value-added business operations in China, is starting India operations. The company will

Japan to help Make in India initiative

MUMBAI, INDIA: In what can be termed as a landmark initiative between two nations, the governments of India and Japan have signed an agreement that signals doubling of Japanese investment into Indian firms in the next five years. The signatories

France, Canada come under India’s e-Tourist Visa ambit

MUMBAI, INDIA: In a bid to boost tourism and enable easy entry to the foreign tourists in the country, the Government of India extended its e-Tourist visa services to 31 more countries. These include France and Canada. The facility was

Exponentially growing start-ups have become digital suckers

MUMBAI, INDIA: While the debate on Net Neutrality has taken an unprecedented high, let us try and understand a service provider’s perspective on the issue. One is they have made significant investments in building infrastructure and their networks cannot be just

COAI seeks Net Equality amidst the Net Neutrality debate

MUMBAI, INDIA: Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has pushed for an informed debate on Net Neutrality. In a statement issued yesterday, COAI reaffirmed its support for Net Neutrality, but also also made a strong pitch for net equality that will

Delhi Police opens digital window to capture vehicle thefts

By : Sonal Desai

DELHI, INDIA: In a bid to deal with the rising cases of vehicle thefts in the city, the traffic police wing of the Delhi police has launched a motor vehicle theft (MVT) application. The application, available on both mobile phones and