Wednesday, 30 November, 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

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.