While speaking at the Janjatiya Gaurav Divas ceremony, Vaishnaw said that six thousand tribal women residing near Ranchi and Hazaribagh have been trained for making iPhones.
Plans are also afoot to connect Kashi station with air and water routes and its design is being worked on, Vaishnaw said.
Soon after the tweaks in IT rules were notified on Friday, Vaishnaw said, The focus of the amendment of intermediary guidelines is on the protection of online users.
The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) urged the government to keep over-the-top (OTT) service providers such as WhatsApp and Signal out of the ambit of the bill, and also to “reconsider the Draft Bill in its entirety”.
Around 200 big cities in the country will be covered in the first phase of the launch of 5G services, and it will be subsequently extended to towns and rural areas, he said on the sidelines of a programme here.
Ashwini Vaishnaw attended the foundation stone laying ceremony for a coach maintenance factory at the Aurangabad railway station in Maharashtra.
The communications minister said 5G services would be made available in more than 200 Indian cities over the next six months
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said CSMT's heritage building won't be touched but buildings nearby will be re-developed.
The new telecom bill is expected to take 6-10 months to become law, but the government is not in a hurry, says the telecom and IT minister
Vaishnaw said the joint parliamentary committee which went through the original draft suggested 88 amendments to a bill of 91 sections, which led the government to decide that there was "no option" but to withdraw the original bill completely.
The Ministry of Communications has released the draft of the Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022. The draft says that the Centre can bring in measures that would require the consent of users for receiving ads and messages offering business opportunities, real-estate deals, etc.
Also, the upcoming telecom bill will be introduced in the next 8-10 days, which has been drafted with the aim of being technology-neutral and ensuring user protection, said Ashwini Vaishnaw, minister of electronics and information technology, and communications
Any tightening is meaningless without effective enforcement. And TRAI’s track record on enforcement does not engender confidence
Around 13 cities are likely to get 5G telecom service across the country in the first phase.
Addressing a press briefing, Vaishnaw said the tender will be awarded on the condition that the plant will be exporter of wheels too and the export market will be Europe.
Union minister in the electronics and information technology Ashwini Vaishnaw also said that the government will be floating a new telecom bill, and requested stakeholders to provide their suggestions on the draft
On Tuesday, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw stated that the Railways provides a discount of 55% to its customers and spent Rs 62,000 crore on the subsidy last year.
In a first, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued spectrum assignment letters on the same day the successful bidders of radio waves made upfront payments.
The 3.5 km long Super Vasuki carried a load of about 27,000 tonne of coal in its maiden run. It was the highest quantity of fuel ever transported by the Indian Railways in a single train arrangement.
The debate on restoring concessions for elderly citizens has been on for nearly a year now, after rail passenger volumes reached pre-COVID levels. Senior citizens across India have also been protesting demanding the restoration of concessions in railway fares.
Railways officials said that the Railway Board will study the proposals that have come in and shortlist the startups whose solutions seem viable by the end of the year.
The former Supreme Court judge said it’s understandable that the government wants to come up with a better data protection law as the various iterations of the bill were a “hotchpotch.”
The Minister made the announcement while giving a written reply to a query of BJP MP Narhari Amin.
The standing parliamentary committee requested that senior citizen concessions be brought back while scrutinising concessions to railway employees.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar reiterated that the withdrawal of the bill doesn't change anything about data privacy in India.