UN must boost links among development, security, human rights, Ban tells Security Council

“The founders of the United Nations well understood that if we ignore one pillar, we imperil the other two,” said Ban during today’s Security Council debate on inclusive development for the maintenance of international peace and security, which was chaired by Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, which holds the 15-member body’s presidency for the month. Read…

Government Support for Technology Incubators to Foster Innovations in India, Observes Frost & Sullivan

A unique mix of capitalist and socialist policies has positioned the Indian economy as one of the ten largest economies in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) growth and per capita income. The country’s focus on building infrastructure, political stability, favourable demographic dividend, and a large under-30s population have been attracting foreign direct investment (FDI)…

Government Support for Technology Incubators to Foster Innovations in India, Observes Frost & Sullivan

A unique mix of capitalist and socialist policies has positioned the Indian economy as one of the ten largest economies in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) growth and per capita income. The country’s focus on building infrastructure, political stability, favourable demographic dividend, and a large under-30s population have been attracting foreign direct investment (FDI)…

J-K gets National Award for e-Governance

Jammu and Kashmir has bagged the National Award for e-Governance for the best district-level initiative in the country. The Department of Administrative Reforms, Ministry of Personnel and the PMO have selected Jammu and Kashmir for National Award e-Governance 2014-15 for the best district- level initiative in the country, an official spokesman said today. The award…

E-governance a distant dream in state

Rajasthan may be the number one state in terms of IT-enables services, but it lags behind several states, including Himachal Pradesh, in e-transactions. As per eTaal, a portal of the department of electronics and information technology, Rajasthan doesn’t figure even in the top five states in terms of e-transactions per 1,000 population. E-governance continues to…

Space department nixes Hughes plan in thumbs down to Digital India

Even as the Narendra Modi government promotes Digital India and private investments in defence production, it remains wary of non-government players in the satellite communications (satcom) sector. Recalling the Antrix-Devas imbroglio of 2010, the PM-headed department of space (DoS) is learnt to have expressed reluctance to expedite an application of the US-headquartered Hughes Network Systems…