Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicDigital india

Topic: digital india

India lacks ‘sincere engagement’ for start-up culture to thrive, experts say at tech summit

At Global Technology Summit 2021, organised by MEA & Carnegie India, panelists spoke about the future of India’s digital transformation.

US and China trade disputes are an opportunity. India could become the next tech hub

Bengaluru did not become a tech innovation hub overnight. It shows key policy changes that are required in India to foster an innovative ecosystem.

What I learnt about Digital India when I decided to buy a TV from defence canteen stores

Buying a TV through the Canteen Stores Department should be easy, or so I thought. After all, I had an updated digital canteen card. Here's what happened.

This decade to be India’s ‘techade’, says PM Modi as Digital India completes 6 years

While speaking at a virtual event, PM Modi said India is conscious of its responsibilities as a data powerhouse and noted data protection will be ensured.

Why Modi govt is liberalising mapping policies & what free access to geospatial data means

Ending a colonial-era legacy, Modi govt will now allow private companies to produce, acquire & disseminate geospatial data and conduct mapping without prior approval.

Indian education’s new digital wave after Covid left behind women

Covid-19 made India challenge years of classroom learning for over 32 crore students, but women still lack access to the internet and online classes.

Haryana wins big at Digital India Awards for e-governance, Aarogya Setu gets jury honour

Tamil Nadu came second for its e-governance efforts, followed by UP and Bengal. The online event was attended by President Kovind, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, among others.

Why India needs to modernise its copyright laws for the digital era

The Covid-19 pandemic has made the shift to digital an imperative, and has rekindled numerous debates on copyright on the internet.

Forget Trump’s tariffs, Biden should follow the money to Digital India to boost trade

Biden administration can strike a bargain, persuading India to accommodate greater US involvement in consumer apps, and to treat this investment fairly.

No child left behind in online classes, use SECC data to find rural homes without internet

The internet infrastructure, if put in place, would continue to provide the best in education experience to India's hinterlands even in post-Covid era.

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Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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