Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicMinistry of Electronics and Information Technology

Topic: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Didn’t assign budget for snooping software, says MeitY, 2 days after MoD denied Pegasus role

Reply came from MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar, in response to query from Karti Chidambaram, who had sought details of budget allocated, if any, to buy such a software.

Congress demands probe into ‘financial irregularities’ under Centre’s BharatNet program

The party's spokesperson Pawan Khera said the CAG has pointed out huge payments were made to Common Service Centres under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

IT Ministry says WhatsApp privacy policy violates Indians’ rights, gives 7 days to respond

The IT Ministry directed Whatsapp to withdraw its new privacy policy because it discriminates against Indian users by putting unfair terms and conditions, government sources said.

All about Section 69A of IT Act under which Twitter had withheld several posts & accounts

The govt had last year used the same law to ban 59 Chinese apps in the wake of the Galwan clash in Ladakh.

‘No actor can play Muhammad’ — Minister Deshmukh cites main complaint against film on Prophet

After a complaint by Raza Academy, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has asked central govt to ban digital broadcast of Iranian film 'Muhammad: The Messenger of God'.

Can Chinese apps appeal India’s ban? Section 69A of IT Act has the answer

Section 69A of the IT Act gives the Union government the power to restrict websites that threaten India’s defence and sovereignty, but it doesn’t come under RTI Act.

Govt to launch national mission for digital content in Indian languages, says IT secretary

IT Secretary Ajay Sawhney says the mission will help people access digital content, especially on government websites, in their native languages.

Deep respect for Parliament but not enough time for US officials to attend hearing: Twitter

Micro-blogging site offers to send officials from India team for Parliamentary hearing over allegations that it is biased against the Right.  

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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