GSMA wants Digital India barriers to go

GSMA, the world’s largest telecom lobby group, has said that it’s highly imperative for the government to remove constraints and allay industry concerns to pave a way for PM Narendra Modi’s ambitious Digital India initiative. “The government’s vision is good and mobile industry is enthusiastic to support the Digital India program while mobile broadband is…

Opportunities for self employment in the digital age

Digital platforms in the early days provided connects between the employment providers and employment seekers. Over the last few years, while we have seen the proliferation of startups and millions of dollars being invested to back the budding entrepreneurs who are conceiving dream enterprises on the strength of digital access, a whole new opportunity is…

CYBER THEFT COMPROMISED ESPIONAGE DEFENSES

By exposing the names and addresses of foreign relatives, the cyber theft of private information on US security clearance holders by hackers linked to China will complicate the deployment and promotion of American intelligence professionals with special language skills and diverse backgrounds, current and former US officials say. Officials fear that China will seek to…

JK making tangible progress in IT infrastructure: Ansari

Minister for Information Technology, Youth Services and Sports Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari has said that significant progress in the field of core IT infrastructure has been made, adding that State Data Centre is fully functional. He said 5 State Service Delivery Gateway (SSDG) services have already been launched and touched the mandated number (1109) of…

From agriculture fields to operating computers

After having worked as a labourer at a construction site and in agriculture fields, life of two girls from a rural area in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh took a major turn when a common service centre owner and software professional Tanuja Raichuria picked them up to work for an e-governance project at Common Service Center…

Tech Savvy PM Narendra Modi Steps Up His Digital Presence, Launches Mobile App For M-Governance

There were days when people used to write to ministers talking about their grievances and were responded back which later faded. Now, our tech-savvy Prime Minister is bringing those old times back by ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’. Previous governments have tried incorporating e-governance but all they could manage was hollow promises which were never fructified.…

The Master Wordsmith

He says his characters sometimes surprise him, exert influence, like  the created binding the creator. Unassuming and gentle Amitav Ghosh on Thursday spoke about how history fascinated him, how relating everything to Vedas could distort their  original spirit and how the state was incapable of ensuring freedom of  expression. The prolific author was in the…

YouTube launches eyewitness video ‘newswire’

YouTube announced plans on Thursday for a “newswire” of eyewitness videos and a separate project on videos related to social justice and human rights. In partnership with the social news group Storyful, the YouTube Newswire will be “a curated feed of the most newsworthy eyewitness videos of the day, which have been verified by Storyful’s…