Saturday, 21 May, 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

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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