Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicIT Rules

Topic: IT Rules

What was the necessity to bring in new IT Rules? Bombay HC asks Centre

During the hearing, the high court bench also raised concern about restricting the 'liberty of thought' and said how can one express anything in its absence.

Appointed permanent officers on 4 August in compliance with IT Rules, Twitter tells Delhi HC

Twitter informed that chief compliance officer, resident grievance officer & nodal contact person were appointed. The court asked it to ensure the affidavit was brought on record.

No plans to block any social media platform at present, Modi govt tells Rajya Sabha

MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that while some users misuse social media to spread hatred, no social media platform or intermediary can 'destroy' India's democracy.

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s reply on plea contending new IT rules as ‘unconstitutional’

The petition, filed by advocate Uday Bedi, also said the new IT rules are 'antithetical' to the fundamental principles of democracy.

Centre tells states, UTs not to register cases under scrapped Section 66A of IT Act

The SC had recently expressed shock that its 2015 judgement striking down the act that made posting 'offensive' comments online a crime punishable by jail has not yet been implemented.

SC to hear plea seeking probe into Tablighi event-related Islamophobic posts on Twitter

The apex court further asked the petitioner to read the new IT rules and come prepared in the appeal seeking directions guidelines against spreading of hate messages.

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.

Twitter India appoints resident grievance officer under new IT rules, lists email contact

Twitter has also published its compliance report, another key requirement under the IT rules, for the period of 26 May 2021 to 25 June 2021.

Cairn, Vodafone, Devas cases show India can’t treat outsiders like it treats its own people

When a predatory state used to treating citizens as captives behaves in the same manner with external players, it gets a push-back that it does not usually experience domestically.

SC to hear Centre’s plea for transferring pleas on IT Rules from various HCs on 16 July

An apex court bench tagged the Centre's plea along with a pending matter related to the regulation of OTT platforms.

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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