India has about 462 million internet users at present which is second only to China globally
"Total of 31,680 gram panchayat have been provided internet services under this (Bharat Net) initiative till August 28," Sinha said in a tweet.
Ola commuters will now have easy access to a vast array of LIVE TV options across categories such as news, music, and general entertainment through YuppTV on Ola Play, a release said.
Since the dawn of the millennium, the percentage of the Indian population with access to the internet has gone up from 0.5 percent to nearly 30 percent in 2016.
According to a statement issued by Nettlinx, the proposed "state-of-the-art" power plant, will convert Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) waste into energy, and being set up in the south zone of the city located about 50 kms from the Telangana State Secretariat.
The data released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialised agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), shows that of the 830 million young people online worldwide, 320 million, or 39 per cent, are in China and India.
The connectivity will be offered by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and International Mobile Satellite Organization (Inmarsat).
This means roughly 59 per cent of the Indian population will use the internet. Also, there would be two billion networked devices in 2021 up from 1.4 billion in 2016.
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) had claimed in a recent report that Aadhaar numbers and personal information of about 135 million Indians may have been leaked from government portals.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the state assembly in a written reply that the initiative is being implemented under the new optic fibre pathway, 'Kerala Fibre Optic Network' (K-FON).
"A whopping 98.8 per cent of children in urban areas are using Internet and 54.6 per cent of those surveyed use 'weak passwords' that is passwords with only alphabets or numbers and which are less than 8 characters," Telenor India's WebWise report said
The number of mobile Internet users in the country at the end of December last year was estimated to be 389 million, as per the report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB.
Listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India, the company runs the world's largest wholly-owned subsea fibre cable network.
While north-eastern states, excluding Nagaland, have been ranked low in terms of overall internet readiness, Karnataka is the state with highest number of digital start-ups followed by Delhi and Maharashtra.
In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs, C R Chaudhary, said the department is sensitising consumers about digital safety through various publicity campaigns.
Blue Origin had hoped to begin test flights with company pilots and engineers in 2017, but that probably will not happen until next year, Bezos told reporters at the annual U.S. Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.
Since the fall, Google has been conducting extensive tests in India of YouTube Go, which allows users to save videos to watch offline and monitor their data use.
New entrant Jio has initiated a price war leading to prices for data plans – including for 4G -- falling in a big way. This has led to a shift in the way people consume data.
Government is all set to launch Aadhaar Pay on April 14, a payment system which will enable people to carry out bank transactions just by using their thumb impressions.
Aadhaar Pay is a payment system that will enable individuals to carry out bank transactions by using their thumb impression.
In a major boost to its powers, regulator Sebi may soon get access to internet and call data records of fraudsters and market manipulators in a foreign country and also seek freezing of their overseas assets.
In an interview to Moneycontrol, Martijn De Jong, Chief Digital Officer at Aegon Life Insurance, said that it hasn't been easy going digital in India, where agents are the core distribution platform for the insurance industry.
Republicans passed the measure 215 to 205 which would overturn Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule of requiring internet service providers to get customers' permission before selling sensitive consumer data such as browsing history.