Digital India, a big catalyst of change

Of all the initiatives announced by the Centre, the Digital India programme is the most ambitious, with the power to transform the lives of people as never before. The communication revolution has changed people’s lives but its possibilities have not been harnessed fully to give them easy access to public utilities, to provide services and…

Men ahead in access to digital tech: Survey

MP government may be going great guns to promote female welfare schemes like Ladli Laxmi and Beti Bachao. But when it comes to access to digital technology, women in the state are far behind their male counterparts with only 20% and 12% rural women using mobile phones and Internet, respectively. Technology is still not only…

India’s Leader Maps Out a More Robust Digital Future

Standing alongside some of the titans of Indian industry and senior ministers in his Cabinet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the start of a “Digital India week” at a packed stadium in the capital this past week, highlighting his government’s push for greater Internet connectivity and services for more of the country’s people and a…

First person in Maharashtra convicted under IT Act

Maharashtra yesterday saw its first conviction for a cyber crime under the Information Technology Act. The Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Friday convicted a man for continuously sending vulgar pictures to a woman he had met on a social networking website in 2009. The accused has been identified as Yogesh Prabhu, who was sentenced to three…

Rural India to dominate next set of internet users

India, with over 300 million internet users, is the second largest mobile market of the world, only after China. But, 300 million out of 1.2 billion population, surely leaves a lot of room for improvement. Urban India dominates 33 per cent of India’s total population, which means the next set of internet users will majorly…