Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicIT ministry

Topic: IT ministry

Union Cabinet approves Rs 1,300-crore incentive scheme to promote digital payment

Electronics & IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the govt will reimburse transaction charges levied on digital payments made by persons as part of the merchant discount rate.

Social media companies have to be accountable to Indian laws, Ravi Shankar Prasad says

Speaking at the India Global Forum, the minister said if Twitter is invoking the digital copyright act of US then it has to also be cognisant of the copyright rules of India.

Parliament panel to seek Twitter’s explanation for blocking IT Minister, Tharoor accounts

Twitter briefly blocked IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Parliamentary IT panel chairman Shashi Tharoor from accessing their account over alleged violation of copyright laws.

Twitter blocks Ravi Shankar Prasad’s account for 1 hour over ‘violation’ of US copyright laws

Criticising Twitter, IT minister Prasad posted on Koo saying the action was in 'gross violation' of IT rules as it failed to give prior notice before denying access to his account.

IT rules meant to empower social media users — India’s response to UNHRC concerns

New Delhi: Stating that new IT rules are "designed to empower ordinary users of social media", India on Sunday rejected apprehensions raised by the...

Twitter appoints interim chief compliance officer for India as required under new IT rules

A Twitter spokesperson said the company is making every effort to comply with the new guidelines, and is keeping the IT Ministry apprised of progress at every step of the process.

Google says new IT rules not applicable to its search engine, Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand

Google urged the court Wednesday to set aside a single judge order which applied the rules on the company while dealing with removal of offending content from the internet.

WhatsApp vs Modi govt: Privacy or politics? This is what they’re fighting over

At the heart of WhatsApp's petition against the Modi govt's new IT rules is the right to privacy, and this case could prove to be an important test of its application in India.

Respect right to privacy, tracing WhatsApp messages for prevention of serious offences: Govt

In a statement, the IT Ministry termed WhatsApp's last moment challenge to the intermediary guidelines as an unfortunate attempt to prevent norms from coming into effect.

‘We had no choice but to sue Modi govt’: Why WhatsApp is fighting the new IT rule

In new IT rules, govt calls for social media firms with large user bases to enable, when required, identification of original sender of messages, a move that breaks privacy protections.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.