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The Government of India acts as the executive, legislative and judicial authority of the Republic of India. Created by the Constitution of India, it is located in New Delhi, India. The main powers are exercised by the Prime Minister, the Supreme Court and the Constitution in Parliament. It consists of two houses in the legislative branch, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.

Centre stops EV makers from launching new vehicles

28 Apr 2022

Auto
Centre stops EV makers from launching new vehicles

Recent incidents of EV fires have rocked the industry. Now, the Indian government has asked electric two-wheeler manufacturers to halt the launches of new scooters till the investigation of recent fire incidents is over.

World Consumer Rights Day: History and 6 basic consumer rights

15 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
World Consumer Rights Day: History and 6 basic consumer rights

Every year, World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15 to make consumers aware of their rights and needs.

LIC files papers for India's biggest IPO

14 Feb 2022

India
LIC files papers for India's biggest IPO

The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has filed the draft share sale documents for its initial public offering (IPO) with the markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

Government holds heated meet with Twitter, Facebook, Google: Report

02 Feb 2022

India
Government holds heated meet with Twitter, Facebook, Google: Report

In the latest altercation between the government and tech giants, officials had heated discussions with Facebook, Google, and Twitter over their failure to proactively remove "fake news" from their platforms, reports citing Reuters sources claimed.

In a first, Assam to launch leopard census from Monday

30 Jan 2022

India
In a first, Assam to launch leopard census from Monday

To assess the population of leopards in both forest and non-forest regions, a leopard counting census will begin in Assam from Monday (January 31).

Zomato, Swiggy orders may get more expensive from next year

31 Dec 2021

Business
Zomato, Swiggy orders may get more expensive from next year

Food delivery services like Swiggy and Zomato will be required to collect and pay goods and service tax (GST) on behalf of all eateries on their platforms starting January 1, 2022.

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account restored after row over locking it

14 Aug 2021

Politics
Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account restored after row over locking it

Twitter has restored Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's account, one week after temporarily locking it.

J&J applies for EUA of COVID-19 vaccine in India

06 Aug 2021

India
J&J applies for EUA of COVID-19 vaccine in India

Global healthcare major Johnson & Johnson on Friday said that it has applied for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in India.

Awaiting greenlight from India to send COVID-19 vaccine help: US

14 Jul 2021

World
Awaiting greenlight from India to send COVID-19 vaccine help: US

The United States on Tuesday said that it is ready to ship its COVID-19 vaccines expeditiously when it has the green light from the Indian Government which has told the Americans that it needs further time to review legal provisions related to accepting vaccine donations.

Twitter earns final warning from Indian government following blue-tick purge

05 Jun 2021

Technology
Twitter earns final warning from Indian government following blue-tick purge

Earlier today, Twitter was banned indefinitely in Nigeria. It might meet the same fate in India if it continues escalating its feud with the Indian government.

India may buy 50mn Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses: Details here

15 May 2021

India
India may buy 50mn Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses: Details here

At a time when India is facing an acute shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, the Centre is in "high-level" discussions with American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which is likely to sell 50 million doses of its vaccine in India by the third quarter of this year.

No permit required for vehicles carrying oxygen till September 30

31 Mar 2021

India
No permit required for vehicles carrying oxygen till September 30

The government on Tuesday said it has extended the exemption from permit requirement for transport vehicles carrying oxygen till September 30, 2021, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bring bill for restoring J&K statehood: Azad to government

03 Feb 2021

India
Bring bill for restoring J&K statehood: Azad to government

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday asked the Government to bring a bill in Rajya Sabha proposing the restoration of statehood for Jammu and Kashmir.

Delhi is on track to achieving herd immunity, sero-survey indicates

26 Jan 2021

Technology
Delhi is on track to achieving herd immunity, sero-survey indicates

More than 50% of those surveyed in Delhi have developed antibodies against COVID-19, suggested the fifth sero-survey results. While this doesn't exactly confirm that half of Delhi has achieved herd immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the latest serological survey comprises a sizeable sample size of 28,840 individuals.

Indian Government will continue ban on PUBG and TikTok

26 Jan 2021

Technology
Indian Government will continue ban on PUBG and TikTok

The Indian Government has reportedly sent notices to Chinese app makers relaying that their existing bans will continue. The government had blocked 59 Chinese apps in June and 118 more in September last year.

India demands WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy

19 Jan 2021

Business
India demands WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy

The Indian government has demanded WhatsApp to withdraw its updated privacy policy. It has deemed the messaging service's unilateral changes to be unfair and unacceptable while issuing the ultimatum.

WhatsApp capitulates: Won't implement controversial privacy policy for 3 months

16 Jan 2021

Technology
WhatsApp capitulates: Won't implement controversial privacy policy for 3 months

With WhatsApp's clarifications being received with skepticism, the chat app has pushed the deadline for accepting its new Terms of Service (ToS) forward by three months.

India's new farm-laws potential 'step forward' for agricultural reforms: IMF

15 Jan 2021

World
India's new farm-laws potential 'step forward' for agricultural reforms: IMF

Backing the new farm laws introduced by the Indian Government, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that these laws have the potential to "represent a significant step forward" for agricultural reforms.

Mentally challenged man returns home from Pakistan 11 years after

06 Jan 2021

India
Mentally challenged man returns home from Pakistan 11 years after

Punvasi Lal walked into his home in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur on Tuesday, eleven years after he slipped into the Pakistani territory.

Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship stranded amid COVID-19 pandemic

21 Aug 2020

World
Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship stranded amid COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to restrict global movement, numerous Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship are stranded in Pakistan due to the pandemic-induced lockdown.

Jack Ma summoned by Indian court over censorship allegations

26 Jul 2020

Business
Jack Ma summoned by Indian court over censorship allegations

China's Alibaba and its billionaire founder Jack Ma have both been summoned by an Indian court over allegations of censoring content and spreading fake news.

IPL will run from September 19 to November 8: Reports

24 Jul 2020

Sports
IPL will run from September 19 to November 8: Reports

The much-awaited 2020 season of the Indian Premier League will likely take place from September 19 to November 8, in the United Arab Emirates.

Williamson starts training, aims to feature in IPL

22 Jul 2020

Sports
Williamson starts training, aims to feature in IPL

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said he is looking forward to playing in the Indian Premier League this year.

Emirates Cricket Board awaits BCCI's confirmation to host the IPL

22 Jul 2020

Sports
Emirates Cricket Board awaits BCCI's confirmation to host the IPL

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) is waiting for an official confirmation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to host the Indian Premier League (IPL).

BCCI plans to mow down domestic season amid COVID-19 pandemic

19 Jul 2020

Sports
BCCI plans to mow down domestic season amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to call-off a number of domestic tournaments in the nation amid coronavirus pandemic.

BCCI expects ICC to announce T20 World Cup postponement

19 Jul 2020

Sports
BCCI expects ICC to announce T20 World Cup postponement

The fate of this year's Indian Premier League could be decided on Monday when the International Cricket Council (ICC) meets virtually.

Apex Council meeting: IPL 2020 could be held in UAE

18 Jul 2020

Sports
Apex Council meeting: IPL 2020 could be held in UAE

The Indian Premier League is likely to be held in the UAE between September 26 and November 7, subject to government clearance.

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

24 Jun 2020

India
Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

Already at loggerheads with Pakistan for several years, India on Tuesday decided to reduce the presence of the neighboring country's staff at the High Commission in New Delhi.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are phishing attacks and how to avoid them?

21 Jun 2020

Technology
#NewsBytesExplainer: What are phishing attacks and how to avoid them?

A few hours ago, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued an advisory warning about a massive phishing attack campaign.

'Massive' phishing attack likely against Indian individuals, businesses: Government

21 Jun 2020

Technology
'Massive' phishing attack likely against Indian individuals, businesses: Government

As the world celebrates International Yoga Day and Father's Day, the cyber-security agency working for the Government of India is raising alarms over a "massive" phishing attack campaign.

These smartphones will become available in India once lockdown ends

26 Apr 2020

Technology
These smartphones will become available in India once lockdown ends

Over the past couple of months, several new smartphones have launched in India but haven't gone on sale due to the ongoing nation-wide lockdown.

No! 'Namaste' is not Indian government's answer to Zoom

22 Apr 2020

Technology
No! 'Namaste' is not Indian government's answer to Zoom

A few hours ago, multiple reports suggested that the Indian government has launched a video-conferencing service called 'Namaste' to help people replace Zoom, a virtual meeting app it recently declared 'unsafe'.

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

19 Apr 2020

Technology
#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

This week, despite the evolving COVID-19 crisis, notable developments were made in the world of tech.

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

05 Apr 2020

Technology
#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

This week, we saw some major innovations to fight the spread of COVID-19 in India.

Aarogya Setu COVID-19 tracker app crosses 1 crore downloads

05 Apr 2020

Technology
Aarogya Setu COVID-19 tracker app crosses 1 crore downloads

The government's recently launched Aarogya Setu COVID-19 tracker app has recorded over 1.1 crore downloads in India.

IPL 2020: Government to issue fresh advisory on April 15

19 Mar 2020

Sports
IPL 2020: Government to issue fresh advisory on April 15

India's Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Thursday cleared the air about the upcoming IPL edition.

These new Hero MotoCorp two-wheelers come with BS6 engines

16 Feb 2020

Auto
These new Hero MotoCorp two-wheelers come with BS6 engines

Hero MotoCorp has updated some of its two-wheelers to comply with the upcoming BS6 norms that will be mandatory from April 1, 2020.

Apparently, India cuts internet more than any other country

22 Dec 2019

Technology
Apparently, India cuts internet more than any other country

In the wake of violent protests against CAA/CAB, the Indian Government has created another concern for people in the country - unexpected internet shutdown.

#HackAlert: 48 Indian government websites hacked this year alone

30 Nov 2019

Technology
#HackAlert: 48 Indian government websites hacked this year alone

Thanks to PM Modi's Digital India initiative, more and more people and businesses have come online and are using the web as a tool of availing different services and broadening their reach (among many other things).

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