Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicAshwini Vaishnaw

Topic: Ashwini Vaishnaw

New Telecom Bill first step to protect users from cyber fraud, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

Vaishnaw also spoke about a strict KYC process to protect users from cyber and telecom fraud, during an interaction with the media.

Why Modi govt withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill

The Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 was withdrawn Wednesday after parliamentary panel recommended 81 changes. Govt is now working on a new ‘comprehensive legal framework’.

Reliance Jio emerges as top bidder for 5G with Rs 88,078 cr bid, Adani acquires airwaves worth Rs 212 cr

While Adani group bought spectrum in the 26 GHz band, which is not for public networks, Jio acquired the coveted 700 MHz spectrum that can provide 6-10 km of signal range.

At least a dozen chip-makers to start setting up India factories in 2-3 years: IT Minister

Ashwini Vaishnaw says Modi govt working on developing a full ecosystem for chip manufacturing industry and will start taking applications under its incentive scheme from 1 January.

Indian Railways’ losses narrowed down to Rs 38 cr last fiscal from Rs 2,059 cr in FY 19-20

Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said tickets are highly subsidised and the revenue generated from it is less than Railways' operating cost.

Pegasus spyware temporarily blocked for some clients to check misuse, says NSO employee

According to NPR report, NSO employee says the Israeli firm is investigating some of its govt clients amid reports of the spyware being misused.

TMC MPs tear papers as Ashwini Vaishnaw reads statement on Pegasus ‘spying’ in Rajya Sabha

IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said similar claims of snooping in the past have been made that were denied by all parties, including the Supreme court as they had no 'factual basis'.

New IT rules empowering, protecting users, says Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Vaishnaw was sworn in as the new Union minister for IT and communications in the Cabinet reshuffle earlier this week.

Ministers take charge of portfolios day after big Cabinet reshuffle

I&B Minister Anurag Thakur said he will reach out to the people through his ministry, while Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw pledged to take forward the vision of PM Narendra Modi.

The ex-IAS officer who is bringing Narendra Modi and Naveen Patnaik together

Ashwini Vaishnaw is an IIT-Kanpur alumnus who was private secretary to late PM A.B. Vajpayee in 2004. Modi called up Patnaik for his support to send Vaishnaw to Rajya Sabha.

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Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.