Aug 30, 2021 05:35 PM IST
Congratulatory messages poured in for India on August 27, after it recorded a fresh milestone in daily vaccinations -- over one crore or 10 million jabs in a day; a number that is a multiple of the population of many countries. Moneycontrol's Chandra R Srikanth spoke to National Health Authority and CoWIN chief RS Sharma where he touched upon how the one-crore a day milestone was achieved,
how CoWIN records every jab in the country even if people don't register on the portal, and more.
- Jul 05, 2021 07:53 PM IST
Open network for digital commerce is expected to digitise the entire value chain, standardise operations, promote inclusion of suppliers, derive efficiencies in logistics and enhance value for consumers.
- Jun 30, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Senior government officials describe the longevity of these two bureaucrats as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s insistence on “policy continuity” in key government bodies.
- Jun 28, 2021 06:12 PM IST
The government will create an open source version of the application to let other countries use it free of cost, said Sharma on June 28.
- Jun 22, 2021 02:50 PM IST
RS Sharma, who heads the committee for India's Covid-19 vaccine delivery tech platform Co-WIN, said India is on track to inoculate its adult population by the end of the year, and that the platform can be repurposed for all kinds of vaccination in India.
- Jun 22, 2021 12:14 PM IST
The first day of the government's new COVID-19 vaccination policy was a resounding success, as more than 80 lakh jabs were administered in India on June 21, almost double the country’s earlier highest mark of 43 lakh daily vaccinations in early April. This is the highest single-day vaccination number in the world, and India has nearly vaccinated the population of Israel or twice the population of New Zealand in a single day. Moneycontrol spoke to RS Sharma, the CEO of the National Health Authority and the Co-Win platform on whether India is on track to vaccinate its entire adult population by the end of the year
- Jun 12, 2021 02:57 PM IST
We continue to take appropriate steps as are necessary, from time to time, to ensure that the data of the people are safe with Co-WIN, RS Sharma has said on data breach incident.
- May 07, 2021 08:52 PM IST
The move aims to prevent techies from cornering vaccine slots, but has made the booking process cumbersome
- Apr 28, 2021 09:50 PM IST
The CoWIN platform witnessed a traffic of 55,000 hits per second, Sharma said, adding that the system is "functioning as expected".
- Apr 06, 2021 05:52 PM IST
At present, the vaccine beneficiaries are required to touch the scanner for iris-based authentication and also submit their fingerprints.
- Mar 02, 2021 12:43 PM IST
RS Sharma, who heads the committee for India's COVID-19 vaccine delivery tech platform Co-WIN, weighs in on the app’s initial tech glitches, lessons in scale from Aadhaar, and how India can expand vaccinations to cover 1 crore people a day.
- Mar 01, 2021 09:07 PM IST
RS Sharma calrified that the registration for COVID-19 vaccination is taking place only through Aarogya Setu app and Co-WIN’s portal cowin.gov.in.
- Sep 21, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Deployment of innovative and contact-free services across verticals in post-pandemic era will increase demand for digital infrastructure, Sharma said noting that COVID-19 has made digitisation a "necessity rather than a choice".
- Jul 09, 2020 08:51 PM IST
TRAI chief RS Sharma said, the regulator has always tried to ensure that the choice always lies in the hands of the consumer.
- Nov 28, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman RS Sharma rued that cost of data in India delivered via satellite technology was 400 times higher than that in the US, presenting a stark contrast to telecom and mobile services domain where India is offering one of the cheapest tariffs in the world.
- Apr 22, 2019 05:45 PM IST
The watchdog also promised to shortly begin "audit" of subscriber management and other IT systems of errant operators.
- Mar 26, 2019 10:00 PM IST
Sharma added that interoperability in a product should not come as an "after thought" but should be in place at the product planning stage itself.
- Feb 27, 2019 05:57 PM IST
Trai Chairman R S Sharma said that the regulator, however, has recommended various measures to lower levies on the sector to help improve the financial health of stressed operators.
- Feb 26, 2019 09:10 PM IST
'We already have a paper on OTT (over-the-top). We will come out with appropriate recommendations and regulations in near future. Couple of months from now,' Sharma told PTI at the Mobile World Congress 2019 here.
- Jan 22, 2019 04:29 PM IST
Subscribers yet to choose their channels may get transferred to a basic free-to-air pack which has 100 standard-definition channels for Rs 130 per month.
- Aug 26, 2018 11:35 AM IST
In his first interview after winning a second term at the helm of TRAI, Sharma said legal options are available for anyone not happy with a particular regulation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
- Aug 09, 2018 06:59 PM IST
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved reappointment of Sharma as chairperson of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
- Aug 01, 2018 11:22 PM IST
Soon after RS Sharma’s Aadhaar number was out on Twitter, began the “Doxing,” essentially dumping of personal details of a person in the public domain.
- Jul 30, 2018 12:16 PM IST
The TRAI chief dared people to harm him using his Aadhaar number.
- Jul 18, 2018 09:45 AM IST
"For Aadhaar enrollment, we collect just four set of data - your name, date of birth and your communication address. Nothing more, nothing less. Similarly every app must collect as much data as is required," Sharma told ET Now in an interview here yesterday.