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Around 40 apps have been created by various state govts to meet the needs of people, as well as their own, and mitigate the challenges arising out of Covid.
Section 69A of the IT Act gives the Union government the power to restrict websites that threaten India’s defence and sovereignty, but it doesn’t come under RTI Act.
India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.
Colin Huang has stepped down as CEO for Pinduoduo, a shopping app he founded in 2015 that became China’s third largest e-commerce platform during the Covid crisis.
While the move has received criticism from within the country, many have highlighted that this is an opportunity for Indian alternatives to shine.
India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.
Australia's COVIDSafe app is facing flak for technical bugs, privacy concerns, shifting messages from government officials and an overall skeptical public.
KakaoTalk, shares of which surged 55% this year, has 52 million users globally, including almost 90% of South Korea's population.
Israel, Singapore, Italy and others have left the choice of using the contract tracing app for Covid upon users. But Modi govt is creating an Aadhaar-like moment.
The companies said the system’s tracking keys will be generated in more random ways and Bluetooth data will now be encrypted.