India and US to Further Strengthen their Ties in the Field of Electronic Manufacturing and Information Technology

The Minister shared the Digital India vision with the Under Secretary and its broad constituents namely- the digital infrastructure, digital delivery of services and digital empowerment of citizens. He informed the Under Secretary about Idukki- the first district where NOFN has been commissioned. The government is in the process of digitizing the services of the states. We…

Ban Online Content Offending Religious Sensibilities, Government Tells Supreme Court

Extreme political views and decent humour in the cyber world cannot be prohibited, Centre told the Supreme Court today while making out a case for blocking outrageous and offensive contents hurting religious sentiments. “The extreme political views or contrary views and decent humour cannot be prohibited,” Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta submitted before a…

The future of global higher education

Fundamentally, MOOCs is the creation of a video lecture by a teacher, where apart from covering the core topics, the instructor enhances his delivery mechanism by directly communicating with industry experts At present, the education system of developed nations is facing a storm created by a new process of delivery of education. It is truly…

Kerala IT body eyes govt support for e-governance lab

Group of Technology Companies (G Tech), the industry body of IT companies in Kerala, has sought support of the government in setting up an e-governance lab in Thiruvananthapuram. At an interaction with the office bearers of G Tech held at Technopark today,  Union communications and  information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government would focus on promoting product companies to…

Government for Sustained Growth in IT Sector

Union Minister for IT and Communication Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that the government will focus on promoting product companies to ensure sustainable growth of the IT industry. He said that the Union Government will offer all support to  Fasttrack Business Accelerator – Katalyst which will be led by the Group of Technology Companies…

Digital India: Freescale to enable smart products

US-based semiconductor company Freescale that has R&D facility in India, said that it is enabling its partners to bring smart products to facilitate the government’s Rs1.13 lakh crore Digital India initiative. Freescale maintains digital networking and automotive R&D centres with a 1,000 strong employee base in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Noida, and offers a plethora of…