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  • India 'important digital power', won't compromise on data sovereignty: Ravi Shankar Prasad Jul 07, 2020 07:40 PM IST

    India 'important digital power', won't compromise on data sovereignty: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Speaking at the launch of a Rs 1,100-crore data centre built by Hiranandani Group company Yotta, Prasad also said that he aspires India to be a centre for data refining, which will include data cleaning and data research as well while keeping in mind concerns on privacy.

  • Apple, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi keen on setting up plants in India: Report Jun 03, 2020 11:23 AM IST

    Apple, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi keen on setting up plants in India: Report

    India will give out a total sum of Rs 40,951 crore as a loan to these manufacturers.

  • Govt starts inviting application for Rs 50,000 crore electronic incentive schemes Jun 02, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Govt starts inviting application for Rs 50,000 crore electronic incentive schemes

    IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India will initially aim to attract top 5 global mobile manufacturing companies and also promote five local companies that will be identified through a screening process.

  • COVID is a challenge, but a big opportunity: Ravi Shankar Prasad May 31, 2020 08:10 AM IST

    COVID is a challenge, but a big opportunity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    The minister launched a national artificial intelligence portal, which will share all developments and resources available for the development of the emerging technology in India.

  • Law Minister urges his Sports counterpart to help train girl who cycled 1,200 km carrying ill dad May 24, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    Law Minister urges his Sports counterpart to help train girl who cycled 1,200 km carrying ill dad

    "Was moved to see the courage of a young girl from Bihar who pedaled for over 1,000 km on cycle from Gurugram to Darbhanga with her father as pillion," the law minister wrote on Twitter.

  • Aarogya Setu absolutely robust app in terms of privacy protection, security of data: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad May 06, 2020 04:05 PM IST

    Aarogya Setu absolutely robust app in terms of privacy protection, security of data: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

    "This is a technological invention of India -- Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, our scientists, NIC, Niti Aayog and some private (entities) -- whereby it is a perfectly accountable platform to help in the fight against COVID-19," Prasad told PTI.

  • Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad directs India Post to prioritise medicines delivery Apr 13, 2020 10:52 PM IST

    Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad directs India Post to prioritise medicines delivery

    The minister also shared that the postal department has been able to achieve record financial transaction during the lockdown either by paying people at their doorstep or from nearby post offices.

  • Govt committed to revival of BSNL: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Mar 18, 2020 02:08 PM IST

    Govt committed to revival of BSNL: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Prasad also said in Lok Sabha that nearly one lakh employees of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have opted for the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS).

  • Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read meets Ravi Shankar Prasad as AGR crisis looms Mar 06, 2020 04:58 PM IST

    Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read meets Ravi Shankar Prasad as AGR crisis looms

    Telecom companies are desperately waiting for a bailout package from the government after a Supreme Court order put their statutory liabilities at Rs 1.47 lakh crore, and all eyes have been on DoT for the much-needed breather to fix the AGR imbroglio.

  • BJP does not approve of comments of Mishra, Verma: Ravi Shankar Prasad Feb 28, 2020 08:05 PM IST

    BJP does not approve of comments of Mishra, Verma: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    The Delhi High Court had on Wednesday expressed "anguish" over the police's failure to register FIRs against some BJP leaders including Mishra and Verma over their alleged hate speeches in connection with the CAA-related violence.

  • Congress alleges 'revenge politics' behind Justice Muralidhar's transfer, law minister hits back Feb 27, 2020 12:41 PM IST

    Congress alleges 'revenge politics' behind Justice Muralidhar's transfer, law minister hits back

    The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the transfer on February 12.

  • Govt looking at revamping IT Act: Ravi Shankar Prasad Feb 26, 2020 07:16 PM IST

    Govt looking at revamping IT Act: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    The minister said a team will be put in place that will take inputs from experts and the industry.

  • Tata Sons chief N Chandrasekaran meets telecom minister amid AGR crisis Feb 25, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    Tata Sons chief N Chandrasekaran meets telecom minister amid AGR crisis

    Emerging from the meeting which lasted for over 30 minutes, Chandrasekaran declined to comment on the details of his discussion.

  • BSNL, MTNL won't be closed, efforts being made to revive them: Ravi Shankar Prasad Feb 06, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    BSNL, MTNL won't be closed, efforts being made to revive them: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Replying to supplementary queries during Question Hour, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said as part of a revival plan for BSNL and MTNL, there will be optimal utilisation of land and other assets of these companies.

  • Concerned about abuse of platforms for fake news, porn; cos should be accountable: Ravi Shankar Prasad Feb 06, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    Concerned about abuse of platforms for fake news, porn; cos should be accountable: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Minister for Law and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said the issue of fake news is a worry, and added that there are "serious parliamentary concerns" about internet being abused for child pornography. He also asserted that identification of originator of messages was still a problem with regard to WhatsApp.

  • No proposal to link social media users' profiles with Aadhaar: Govt Feb 05, 2020 12:56 PM IST

    No proposal to link social media users' profiles with Aadhaar: Govt

    Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that pornography, particularly child pornography, is a "serious menace" and measures are being taken to curb it.

  • Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad reaches out to Shaheen Bagh protesters, says govt 'ready to talk' Feb 01, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad reaches out to Shaheen Bagh protesters, says govt 'ready to talk'

    Prasad said that the Centre is ready to communicate with the protestors, adding a caveat that it should be in a "structured form".

  • Budget 2020: FM announces new scheme to make India a hub for electronic manufacturing Feb 01, 2020 02:37 PM IST

    Budget 2020: FM announces new scheme to make India a hub for electronic manufacturing

    India is looking to galvanise smartphone and component manufacturing and position itself as a global hub, dishing out incentives to sweeten the deal for international brands

  • Will clear confusion of youngsters on CAA, but won't talk to those raising slogans of Azadi: Prasad Jan 05, 2020 03:47 PM IST

    Will clear confusion of youngsters on CAA, but won't talk to those raising slogans of Azadi: Prasad

    Underlining that India is a democratic country, he said there is freedom to protest but "there can't be any compromise with national security".

  • States' Constitutional duty to implement laws passed by Parliament: Ravi Shankar Prasad Jan 02, 2020 07:27 AM IST

    States' Constitutional duty to implement laws passed by Parliament: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Ravi Shankar Prasad said it was surprising that those who have come to power by taking oath under the Constitution are making "unconstitutional" statements

  • Huawei thanks Indian Govt for 5G trials permission, says committed to India Dec 31, 2019 12:04 PM IST

    Huawei thanks Indian Govt for 5G trials permission, says committed to India

    Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said the government will allocate airwaves to all telecom service providers for conducting trials of super-fast speed 5G networks.

  • Govt will give 5G spectrum for trials to all players: Ravi Shankar Prasad Dec 30, 2019 04:53 PM IST

    Govt will give 5G spectrum for trials to all players: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Sources said all operators and vendors, including Huawei, will be included in trials.

  • Free WiFi to all villages connected via Bharat Net till March 2020: Ravi Shankar Prasad Dec 25, 2019 07:52 PM IST

    Free WiFi to all villages connected via Bharat Net till March 2020: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Currently, 48,000 villages connected under the BharatNet project have WiFi access.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad to present 'Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman' on Thursday Dec 18, 2019 08:35 PM IST

    Ravi Shankar Prasad to present 'Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman' on Thursday

    Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Jeevan Samman, a lifetime achievement award, along with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh will also be presented during the event.

  • Tech startups created over 60,000 direct jobs this year: Nasscom Dec 18, 2019 07:25 PM IST

    Tech startups created over 60,000 direct jobs this year: Nasscom

    Overall, the IT sector employs 4.1 million people directly and 10.25 million indirectly, Prasad added.

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