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  • Explained: Has Twitter really lost its safe harbour protection in India? Jun 16, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    Explained: Has Twitter really lost its safe harbour protection in India?

    Can Twitter really lose its legal shield? What does it mean to lose intermediary status? Can it really be considered non-compliance of new IT rules when they have been challenged in Indian courts? Most of all what does it mean for the users? This explainer is an attempt to answer those questions and more.

  • Twitter seeks more time from govt to comply with new IT rules Jun 07, 2021 08:27 PM IST

    Twitter seeks more time from govt to comply with new IT rules

    .The response from Twitter comes after the government, last week, issued a strongly-worded final notice to the company regarding its non-compliance with the new rules.

  • IT Rules 2021 and Social Media: Centre, Twitter tussle explained May 28, 2021 02:56 PM IST

    IT Rules 2021 and Social Media: Centre, Twitter tussle explained

    Twitter described the new social media rules as a "potential threat to freedom of expression”. The government has strongly condemned Twitter’s response stating that it is baseless, false and an attempt to defame India.

  • Govt hits back, says Twitter’s statement baseless, false and attempt to defame India May 27, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Govt hits back, says Twitter’s statement baseless, false and attempt to defame India

    A Twitter spokesperson had said: “Right now, we are concerned by recent events regarding our employees in India and the potential threat to freedom of expression for the people we serve.”

  • Govt pro-actively looking for action on WhatsApp privacy rules issue: MeitY official May 14, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    Govt pro-actively looking for action on WhatsApp privacy rules issue: MeitY official

    Jyoti Arora was responding to concerns raised by a Jharkhand government official on people in rural areas being pushed to accept WhatsApp new privacy rules even though they are not aware of its impact on them.

  • Twitter begins blocking accounts as per Centre’s request: Report Feb 10, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    Twitter begins blocking accounts as per Centre’s request: Report

    The issue came to a head on February 9 after reports emerged that the Centre may drag the social media platform into a legal mire if it failed to “quickly comply” with requests.

  • HDFC Bank invites startups to apply for SmartUp grants Feb 09, 2021 12:06 PM IST

    HDFC Bank invites startups to apply for SmartUp grants

    The startups will be evaluated basis their market reach, penetration and scalability of the product, degree of social impact in beneficiaries’ lives and economic viability of product at scale.

  • Delhi HC asks MEITY, CPIOs to reply to plea seeking details of Aarogya Setu app under RTI Act Jan 19, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    Delhi HC asks MEITY, CPIOs to reply to plea seeking details of Aarogya Setu app under RTI Act

    The high court, which observed that the issue of Aarogya Setu application is of public importance, was hearing the plea also challenging the Central Information Commission's (CIC) order discharging show cause notices against MEITY officers without hearing the complainant.

  • NASSCOM urges Centre to de-link data centre incentives from limited criteria: Report Dec 03, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    NASSCOM urges Centre to de-link data centre incentives from limited criteria: Report

    The draft Data Centre Policy, was released for public and industry comments by MeitY in November

  • Govt bans 43 more apps in India; check full list here Nov 24, 2020 05:14 PM IST

    Govt bans 43 more apps in India; check full list here

    MEITY issues orders for blocking apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

  • Aarogya Setu app developed by Centre in collaboration with 'best minds' of industry, academia, clarifies MeitY Oct 28, 2020 07:41 PM IST

    Aarogya Setu app developed by Centre in collaboration with 'best minds' of industry, academia, clarifies MeitY

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology also shared a GitHub link to the contributor page of the Aarogya Setu app code, saying the developers of the Aarogya Setu app have been repeatedly shared in the public domain

  • MeitY, NIC, NeGD have no information about who created Aarogya Setu app Oct 28, 2020 03:16 PM IST

    MeitY, NIC, NeGD have no information about who created Aarogya Setu app

    The Central Information Commission has asked the NIC and the CPIO to explain why it does not have any information about the creation of the Aarogya Setu app when the website was created with a gov.in domain name

  • Govt to drop plant evaluation clause to ease shifting of mobile factories to India Jun 01, 2020 08:04 PM IST

    Govt to drop plant evaluation clause to ease shifting of mobile factories to India

    The Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) wants to go full throttle to capitalise on sentiments of the US, Japan, Taiwan and other nations looking to shift their companies' base out of China amid the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Internet can cause unimaginable disruption to democratic polity: Centre to SC Oct 21, 2019 08:40 PM IST

    Internet can cause unimaginable disruption to democratic polity: Centre to SC

    The affidavit was filed in a transfer petition moved by Facebook Inc., seeking transfer of cases filed in three high courts, relating to linking of social media profiles with Aadhaar.

  • Manufacturing mobile phones for person with disabilities to be made mandatory Sep 19, 2019 10:38 PM IST

    Manufacturing mobile phones for person with disabilities to be made mandatory

    The decision was taken at Digital Communications Commission (DCC) meeting held on September 19.

  • Govt looks to develop electronics component manufacturing base in India: MeiTY secy Aug 27, 2019 06:48 PM IST

    Govt looks to develop electronics component manufacturing base in India: MeiTY secy

    The last five years, the MeiTY secretary said, witnessed a resurgence of manufacturing in India, starting with assembling of mobile phones.

  • TRAI wants to be apex authority on data in India, MeitY disinterested Jul 24, 2019 08:39 PM IST

    TRAI wants to be apex authority on data in India, MeitY disinterested

    As of now, TRAI doesn’t have the power to impose penalties or the geographical spread for the bill.

  • Microsoft and DSCI launch CyberShikshaa to train women in cybersecurity Sep 24, 2018 07:39 PM IST

    Microsoft and DSCI launch CyberShikshaa to train women in cybersecurity

    As part of the initiative, 1,000 women from underserved communities will be trained in ten locations across the country and offered employment opportunities

  • WhatsApp starts radio campaign to address fake news Aug 29, 2018 05:14 PM IST

    WhatsApp starts radio campaign to address fake news

    As part of campaign, 30-second radio messages will air as ads on various channels in Hindi

  • Government working on cyber security standards; draft on ransomware likely soon Sep 21, 2017 01:58 PM IST

    Government working on cyber security standards; draft on ransomware likely soon

    The government is working to come up with cyber security standards for mobile devices and a regulation to tackle ransomware, according to a senior ministry official.

  • IT Ministry forms committee to draft data protection legislation Aug 01, 2017 05:54 PM IST

    IT Ministry forms committee to draft data protection legislation

  • Big local mkt, rising labour cost abroad favour India: IT Minister May 31, 2017 08:50 PM IST

    Big local mkt, rising labour cost abroad favour India: IT Minister

    Till date, investment proposals worth Rs 1.43 lakh crore have been received by the government. The total investment proposal till 2014 was over Rs 11,000 crore.

  • MEITY to promote digital transactions in place of NITI Feb 27, 2017 08:32 PM IST

    MEITY to promote digital transactions in place of NITI

    The government has shifted the responsibility of promoting digital transactions in the country to the Ministry of IT and Electronics (MEITY) from NITI Aayog.

  • IT Ministry framing guidelines for digital payments Jan 25, 2017 06:24 PM IST

    IT Ministry framing guidelines for digital payments

    The Ministry of IT and Electronics (MEITY) is working on detailed guidelines on digital payments to ensure protection of consumers.

  • Govt exempts imported PoS machine from BIS labelling Dec 22, 2016 08:32 PM IST

    Govt exempts imported PoS machine from BIS labelling

    The Ministry of Electronics and IT has given nod to a proposal of finance ministry "to allow the import of non-labelled BIS registered Point of Sales terminals" complying to certain conditions.

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