Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicRajeev Chandrasekhar

Topic: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Modi govt ordered blocking of 9,849 social media accounts in 2020, 2,000% more than 2014

MoS for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar told Parliament that blocking of accounts followed 'due process', was in line with mission for 'open, safe, trusted, and accountable internet'.

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.

Data Protection Bill won’t get cleared in its current version — BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Speaking at the Global Technology Summit 2020 organised by Carnegie India, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said the joint parliamentary committee is going to redraw the bill.

MPs, ex-IAS and IPS officers, entrepreneurs — BJP’s new spokespersons are a diverse mix

While older names such as Sambit Patra, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Nalin S. Kohli have been retained, there are many new faces who will soon be seen on national TV.

On Camera

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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