Government reaffirms commitment towards Digital India initiative

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural communication infrastructure. “We are making good progress towards making Digital India,” said finance minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the Union Budget 2015-16 in Parliament on Saturday. The Digital India programme is aimed to make India a knowledge and innovation-based society…

Digital India—still some way to go

The ambitious Digital India initiative itself did not find any specific mention in finance minister Arun Jaitley’s speech, apart from a commitment to the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) and its implementation in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and, eventually, in the East and North-East. Photo: PTI First, a big shout-out to the finance minister for…

The billion people challenge

In its first full Union Budget, the government seems to be making good on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make-in-India initiative. The core campaign revolves around making India the manufacturing hub of the world, and for this to happen we need a highly skilled pool of human resources. Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s announcement to launch a…

Making the skills mission work

“The world is predicting that it is India’s chance to fly.” In his Budget speech the finance minister has indicated that the current account deficit for the year is expected to be below 1.3% of the GDP, and real GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 7.4%, making India the fastest growing large economy in…

Mumbai, Delhi top mobile infected cities

Managing cyber risks in an interconnected world can be a daunting task. While the Internet has revolutionised the world in so many positive ways, sometimes it really does feel like we have created a monster. The new technology might have made societies interconnected and ‘smart’, unfortunately the medium being embraced boldly has also given more…

Govt to start Internet safety programme with Google

Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat. “We are happy to partner with Google and Cert-In in the cyber security education and awareness campaign. The Internet offers many opportunities to explore create and collaborate,” MyGov CEO Gaurav Dwivedi said in a statement.…