Articles about Aruna Sundararajan

There are close to 5000 officers in the Indian Administrative Service. They are ingrained in the lives of Indians like no one else but are often forgotten quickly. Some, however, continue to stay in the minds of the people they served for their achievements and their service. Aruna Sundararajan is one of those few who left an indelible mark in the hearts of people during her tenure. Hailing from Kerala, she was a 1982-batch IAS officer from Kerala cadre. Before being at the helm of various path-breaking projects at the center, she began her journey from Kerala. The Akshaya e-literacy project that received both national and international acclaim was her brainchild when she was Kerala’s first IT secretary. She is credited with changing the fortune of the domestic steel industry by the introduction of ‘Minimum Import Price’ when she was the Secretary to the ministry. She later served as the Secretary to the Ministry of Electronics and IT where she played a major role in the Government’s ‘digital India’ campaign. In her final innings, she served as the Secretary (Telecom). She took major initiatives to convert India into a leader in the digital communications sphere.

Five top female IAS officers you should know about

18 Oct 2019

Inspirational
Five top female IAS officers you should know about

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

27 Sep 2019

Inspirational
Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the country's most prestigious Civil Service and joining the IAS is a dream for many. However, being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

26 May 2019

India
Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the country's most prestigious Civil Service and joining the IAS is a dream for many. However, being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

Five top female IAS officers you should know about

16 May 2019

India
Five top female IAS officers you should know about

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

Government working to launch interoperable Wi-Fi with 10 lakh hotspots

16 Feb 2019

Business
Government working to launch interoperable Wi-Fi with 10 lakh hotspots

In a bid to keep people connected, the government and leading telecom giants are working to establish a massive public Wi-Fi ecosystem.

China asks India for 'level playing field' in 5G trials

19 Sep 2018

Business
China asks India for 'level playing field' in 5G trials

Following reports that India is planning to exclude Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE from 5G trials in the country, China, on Wednesday, sought a "level playing field, transparent and fair environment" for 5G trials in India.

No intent to impose blanket ban on messaging-apps: Telecom Secretary

23 Aug 2018

India
No intent to impose blanket ban on messaging-apps: Telecom Secretary

The Telecom Department does not intend to impose a blanket ban on messaging apps and platforms but is seeking technical solutions to curb specific instances of misuse, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said.

Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?

07 Aug 2018

India
Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?

The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked for inputs from telecom operators and internet service providers regarding ways to block social media apps like Facebook and WhatsApp during emergencies, reports Livemint.

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

12 Jul 2018

India
India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

In a big win for access to information, the Indian government has accepted recommendations to enforce one of the strongest net neutrality protections in the world.

No-more-switching-to-flight-mode: Proposal to allow data, voice calls in-flight approved

01 May 2018

India
No-more-switching-to-flight-mode: Proposal to allow data, voice calls in-flight approved

Here is a good news for those who find switching their phones in airplane mode, when traveling by air, difficult.

Indian Mobile Congress 2018 starts from October 25 in Delhi

17 Apr 2018

Technology
Indian Mobile Congress 2018 starts from October 25 in Delhi

India will host its second Mobile Congress event between October 25-27 in New Delhi, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said at a curtain raiser event of Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2018.

BharatNet scheme in trouble as road and telecom ministries spar

02 Apr 2018

India
BharatNet scheme in trouble as road and telecom ministries spar

The government's BharatNet project, aiming to provide broadband connectivity to 250,000 gram panchayats by 2019, is stuck.

Will Indians finally get minimum speeds of 2 Mbps?

24 Oct 2017

India
Will Indians finally get minimum speeds of 2 Mbps?

In what could only mean good news, the government is finally waking up to the need for providing high-speed internet along with increasing digital coverage.

Govt mulls ways to ease SIM-Aadhaar linking

11 Oct 2017

India
Govt mulls ways to ease SIM-Aadhaar linking

The government is attempting to ease linking of mobile number with Aadhaar, particularly for senior citizens.

Airtel gets 5G ready. Enough to topple Jio?

27 Sep 2017

Business
Airtel gets 5G ready. Enough to topple Jio?

Telecom major Airtel has started deploying India's first state-of-the-art Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology.

Google to launch digital payment service in India next week?

14 Sep 2017

Business
Google to launch digital payment service in India next week?

If reports are to be believed, Google is launching a localized digital payment service in India as early as next week.

Secretary-level reshuffles: Rajiv Gauba named Home Secretary

22 Jun 2017

India
Secretary-level reshuffles: Rajiv Gauba named Home Secretary

16 secretaries were designated to various departments under centre's latest bureaucratic re-shuffle.

Apple gets tax concessions by India, to expand production

24 May 2017

Business
Apple gets tax concessions by India, to expand production

India has allowed Apple to import components that can't be locally manufactured, to be used in its domestic production.

Apple to launch online store in India

01 May 2017

Business
Apple to launch online store in India

Sources stated that Apple will soon launch its own online stores in the country, from where users can directly purchase Apple products including the iPhone SE, which would be manufactured in India.

Uttar Pradesh - India's leading mobile manufacturing state

30 Nov 2016

India
Uttar Pradesh - India's leading mobile manufacturing state

A report released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion placed Uttar Pradesh as India's topmost mobile manufacturing state.