Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicDigital india

Topic: digital india

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.

India has cheap internet & good e-governance, but lacks good digital life quality, finds study

A global survey of 85 countries showed that Denmark and Sweden offer the best digital quality of life. India scored a mid-level 57 rank, but did well on two indicators.

Google announces Rs 75,000-crore investment to boost India’s digital growth

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the investment would be made over the next 5-7 years through a mix of equity investments, partnerships and ecosystem investments.

Look at the numbers: Why Digital India can’t afford internet shutdowns with slowing economy

The Modi government imposed internet shutdowns in Kashmir, Assam and Uttar Pradesh this year. From 2012-2017, India lost $3 billion because of these shutdowns.

Modi govt plans Digital Payment campaign with Google, PayPal, Mastercard as partners

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urged Google to use its technology to help take India’s digital economy to $1 trillion.

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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