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.
15 May 2021
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 this year.
31 Mar 2021
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.
03 Feb 2021
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.
26 Jan 2021
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.
26 Jan 2021
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.
19 Jan 2021
16 Jan 2021
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.
15 Jan 2021
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.
06 Jan 2021
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.
21 Aug 2020
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.
03 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91
A lot has happened over the weekend.
26 Jul 2020
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.
24 Jul 2020
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.
22 Jul 2020
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.
22 Jul 2020
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).
19 Jul 2020
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.
19 Jul 2020
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.
18 Jul 2020
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.
24 Jun 2020
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.
21 Jun 2020
#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.
21 Jun 2020
'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.
26 Apr 2020
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.
22 Apr 2020
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'.
19 Apr 2020
#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.
05 Apr 2020
#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.
05 Apr 2020
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.
19 Mar 2020
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.
16 Feb 2020
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.
22 Dec 2019
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.
30 Nov 2019
#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).
29 Nov 2019
After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp
WhatsApp has come under the scanner of the Indian Government.
02 Nov 2019
2019 Hyundai i20 Active launched in India: Details here
South Korean automaker Hyundai has launched the 2019 edition of its popular hatchback, the i20 Active, in India at a starting price of Rs. 7.74 lakh.
18 Aug 2019
Talks with Pakistan only on PoK, not J&K: Rajnath Singh
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reiterated India's tough stand to Pakistan, asserting that bilateral talks, if any, will now focus only on Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and not Jammu & Kashmir.
01 Aug 2019
#CareerBytes: Some lesser known perks of being an IRS officer
The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) is one of the most sought-after Civil Services in the country.
10 Jul 2019
#CareerBytes: All about the life of an IRS officer
Joining the Indian Civil Services is a dream for many. While the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most sought-after, the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) is also a coveted Civil Service in the country.
15 May 2019
Why did Saif Ali Khan want to return Padma Shri?
Bollywood chhote nawab, actor Saif Ali Khan recently appeared on the chat show, Pinch, hosted by Arbaaz Khan, where he, like every other guest, was given a glimpse of some mean tweets addressed to him.
24 Apr 2019
#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra talks about treason-case against Facebook
Facebook has been accused of interfering in elections in several countries and at the time of our Lok Sabha elections, the social media giant is facing a tough time in India.
11 Mar 2019
PCB to take legal action against BCCI for politicizing cricket
Tensions between India and Pakistan are high following a deadly terror attack in Pulwama last month.
03 Mar 2019
ICC turns down BCCI's request of boycotting terrorism harboring 'nations'
As per media reports, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has turned down the BCCI's request to boycott ties with nations which harbor terrorism.
02 Mar 2019
#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode
While the India-Pakistan relations have always been strained, a series of latest events triggered by the Pulwama attack escalated tensions between both the countries.