Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicMinistry of Information Technology

Topic: Ministry of Information Technology

Panel for appeals & deadline to remove content — govt proposes tweaks to close ‘gaps’ in IT rules

From ‘more effective grievance redressal’ to stricter deadlines for responding to complaints, proposed amendments to IT Rules 2021 seek to make tech giants more ‘accountable’.

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.

Modi govt’s new IT rules don’t empower consumers, but expand State power over online content

The new govt guidelines for online content are a mixed bag that meets some expectations, but fall short on others and reflect the lack of a consultative approach.

Modi govt blocked 3,635 websites & webpages in 2019 — over twice of 2017 figures

Instances of content that had the potential to incite hatred and violence increased with higher internet usage, Union minister Sanjay Dhotre informed the Lok Sabha.

Lynch mobs say more about India than WhatsApp

Govt seeking accountability from a phone app is odd given ruling party politicians are spreading fake news. 

On Camera

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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