Government will have to address demand side issues for Digital India Plan: Ericsson’s Ulf Pehrsson

As the Indian government embarks on its ambitious Digital India plan, critical to this will be addressing demand-side issues and not just creating broadband capacity, said Ulf Pehrsson, global regulatory head of Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson. “The government will need to address issues pertaining to developing adequate content on healthcare, education and e-governance without which the capacities…

66 journalists killed in past year: report

Reporters without Borders reports a slight drop in the number of murdered journalists this year, largely due to fewer deaths in countries ‘at peace’ ‘Rarely have reporters been murdered with such a barbaric sense of propaganda, shocking the entire world,’ said Reporters Without Borders in their annual report released on Tuesday. Paris: Attacks on journalists…

E-Education Through Broadband Facility

The Ministry of HRD is presently implementing the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) to leverage the potential of ICT, in teaching and learning process for the benefit of all the learners in Higher Education Institutions in any time anywhere mode. Under the Mission, more than 700 courses in various disciplines…

#dnaEdit: Twitter terrorist

Slapping terror charges, without compelling evidence, for expressing ideological beliefs in 140 characters on the Internet was uncalled for The arrest of 24-year-old Mehdi Masroor Biswas for posting tweets sympathetic to the Islamic State(ISIS) raises some concerns. Biswas became a victim of his Twitter handle’s (@shamiwitness) popularity, which he operated anonymously until UK-based Channel 4 outed…

Tech for smarter governance

Mobile technologies are changing the way governments work on domestic policy priorities The emergence of new media technologies and social communication tools has replaced the age-old existing legacy systems, transforming the way we live and think. From a business point of view, technologies such as cloud, virtualisation and consumerisation of IT are a few trends…