Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicDigital india

Topic: digital india

Digital India dream and arbitrary internet shutdowns can’t go together. Just see the loss

The right to internet access should be treated as a fundamental right. Frequent shutdowns adversely impact both Indian economy and society.

Budget has many things for the common man. Look closely, they are coming

It is only a matter of time before the strong emphasis on capital expenditure will crowd in private investment.

Digital India is Modi govt’s priority. Budget gives it a push — from manufacturing to infra

The FY23 fiscal policy appears to be guided by the objective of sustaining economic growth momentum while also being committed to gradual fiscal consolidation.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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