‘Internet cycle carts’ to bring rural women online

In an innovative move to educate rural women about the internet, Tata Trusts and Google India announced a special programme to send 1,000 specially designed ‘Internet Cycle Carts’ to remote villages. Built on the back of a regular bicycle, the carts are modelled on India’s traditional distribution system used to ferry everything from ice-creams to…

Security in the age of Digital India

When you talk to the visiting heads of the technology giants about the government’s ambitious Digital India and Smart Cities initiatives, usually the focus is around scale of the project, capacity to do it and eventually the conversation will move to the subject of cyber security. Nowadays security breaches are a regular feature. So much…

From digital lockers to e-education: How Digital India will transform the country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched his most ambitious Digital India programme, which aims at transforming the country into a digitally-empowered knowledge economy. The programme aims at bringing as many as 2.5 villages under broadband connectivity. The highlights of the Digital India programme, worth Rs 1 lakh crore, are digital locker, E-education, E-health and…