Indian Government: News

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.

31 May 2023


Google imposes new rules on personal loan apps in India

Predatory lending by loan apps has been a major issue in India. There have been calls to deal with lenders that harass borrowers.

29 May 2023

Battle Royale

BGMI servers now live in India: How to access game

Krafton has officially activated the servers for Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) in India after the government unbanned it recently.

27 May 2023

Latest Tech News

'Daam' malware attack on Android: How to protect your smartphone

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued an advisory regarding malware 'Daam,' which is spreading rapidly and infecting Android mobile devices.

24 May 2023


Tesla is 'absolutely' interested in India, says CEO Elon Musk

EV maker Tesla has had an uneasy relationship with the Indian government over the years. Lately, however, there have been signs of changing dynamics between the two.

Rs. 2,000 note withdrawal: Debunking all myths, revealing facts

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently announced the withdrawal of Rs. 2,000 currency notes, leading to a wave of confusion and misconceptions.

Krafton's BGMI re-introduced on Google Play Store after 10-month ban

Krafton has re-launched Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) after a 10-month ban.

After 10-month ban, BGMI is returning to India; Krafton confirms

Krafton has confirmed that Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) will be reintroduced and made available for download in India soon.

International credit card spending attracts 20% TCS: What it means

Using credit cards on overseas holidays or business trips is about to become more expensive. Do you know why?

16 May 2023


Tesla to visit PMO officials as it diversifies beyond China

The uneasy relationship between the Indian government and EV maker Tesla might be dealt with an icebreaker soon.

CEIR-based 'Sanchar Saathi' portal launched: How it'll protect smartphone users

Smartphones are an integral part of our lives. However, they are prone to being forgotten or stolen.

05 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

Twitter accused of censoring accounts on behest of Indian government 

When Elon Musk acquired Twitter, he termed it a triumph of free speech. Now, the platform is being accused of being a pawn in the Narendra Modi government's move against dissenters and critics.

28 Mar 2023


BBC Punjabi's Twitter account withheld amid crackdown on Amritpal Singh

The Twitter account of BBC Punjabi, one of the leading news outlets in Punjab, was withheld "in response to a legal demand" amid a crackdown on Khalistan separatist Amritpal Singh.

27 Mar 2023

Washington DC

Complaint filed seeking revocation of Washington pro-Khalistani protesters' passports

Supreme Court (SC) lawyer Vineet Jindal filed an official complaint with the Delhi Police on Monday against pro-Khalistani supporters protesting at the Indian Embassy in Washington, United States (US).

22 smart cities to be ready by April: Check list

As many as 22 smart cities in India will be soon ready as they are set to finish all required projects under the central government's National Smart Cities Mission by April, PTI reported citing officials.

08 Mar 2023


Government imposes anti-money laundering provisions on cryptocurrency, virtual assets

In the latest blow to the cryptocurrency sector in the country, the Indian government has imposed money laundering provisions on the industry.

03 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Pegasus used for spying on me: Rahul Gandhi at Cambridge

During his recent lecture at Cambridge University, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed that the Indian government used Pegasus, spyware developed by Israel's cyber-intelligence firm NSO Group, to spy on him and other politicians.

15 Feb 2023


Canada: Ram temple defaced with anti-India graffiti, India demands action

Miscreants allegedly defaced the Ram temple in Canada's Mississauga with anti-India graffiti and controversial slogans, eliciting outrage from the Hindu and Indian diasporas there.

02 Jan 2023


Centre now wants Apple to manufacture MacBooks, iPads in India

After iPhones, the Centre is keen on encouraging the manufacturing of iPads and MacBooks in India. And for that, it is planning to offer more benefits to OEMs.

29 Dec 2022


Is Krafton's BGMI returning to India in January 2023?

The Indian government banned the second coming of PUBG, Battle Grounds India (BGMI), in July this year. Now, it seems that an imminent return is on the cards for Krafton's popular battle royale game.

23 Dec 2022


Centre blocks several YouTube, social media accounts for spreading misinformation

The Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, said that the Indian government blocked 104 YouTube channels, 45 videos, four Facebook accounts, three Instagram accounts, five Twitter handles, and six websites.

16 Dec 2022

Ministry of Finance

Centre cuts windfall tax on oil companies amid falling prices

The Indian government has slashed the windfall taxes imposed on domestic crude oil exports, diesel, and Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF).

OTT players must compensate telcos for using infrastructure: COAI

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has suggested charging over-the-top (OTT) players for using telecom services in a letter to the telecom secretary.

23 Nov 2022


Indian government summons Amazon over 'forced removal' of employees

Last week, Amazon announced that it plans to lay off around 10,000 employees. Now, India's Labor Ministry has summoned the company to appear before the Deputy Labor Commissioner in Bengaluru about the Voluntary Separation Program (VSP).

Government releases revised Data Protection Bill: Here's eveything to know

The Indian government has released a revised draft of the data protection bill three months after it was withdrawn from the Lok Sabha.

Months after mysterious ban, VLC player becomes available in India

Nine months ago, the Indian government mysteriously placed a ban on downloading popular media player VLC. Now, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has lifted the ban on VideoLan's official website.

20 Oct 2022

Vodafone Idea

SEBI allows converting Vodafone Idea's dues into equity

Struggling telecom player Vodafone Idea has been thrown a lifeline. The Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved the central government's proposal to convert the company's dues worth $1.92 billion to equity, two officials told Reuters.

29 Sep 2022

Nitin Gadkari

Centre to implement the mandatory 6 airbags rule from 2023

How many airbags should a car have? The Indian automotive industry and the Centre have been discussing this question for a while.

29 Sep 2022

Electric Vehicles

Centre unveils space station-like miniature EV charging station concept

Soon, we will bid goodbyes to traditional petrol pumps and wayside amenities on national highways.

IMEI number of mobile phones must be registered from 2023

The Indian government has made it mandatory for mobile manufacturers to register the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number of every handset made in the country.

No timeline fixed for NavIC implementation yet, clarifies Centre

After media reports suggested that the Indian government is pushing smartphone makers to adopt NavIC, the country's indigenous navigation system, within months, the Centre has come out with a clarification.

22 Sep 2022


Centre wants to intercept encrypted WhatsApp messages: What's the reason?

The days of true data encryption are possibly nearing their end in India. The Indian Government seeks to bring over-the-top (OTT) communication services such as WhatsApp and Signal under the purview of its new draft telecom bill.

27 Aug 2022


Parliament panel reprimand top Twitter officials over security, privacy issues

A parliamentary panel has reprimanded top Twitter officials over the allegations of a whistleblower on its India operations, PTI reported.

24 Aug 2022


Indian government forced Twitter to hire its agents: Whistleblower Zatko

In startling revelations, a former Twitter security chief has accused the Indian government of forcing the social media giant to hire its agents, so they could have access to sensitive user data.

VLC media player banned in India. But why?

VideoLan's VLC media player is famous for its ability to play any video that you throw at it. However, the company was ill-prepared to deal with the Indian government's decision to ban the popular media player.

18 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Government blocks 8 YouTube channels for spreading disinformation, anti-India content

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has banned eight YouTube channels for spreading disinformation related to India's national security, foreign relations, and public order.

29 Jul 2022


Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's Singapore visit canceled, AAP blames Centre

After days of wrangling between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and the Centre over permission for his visit to Singapore, the AAP's national convenor won't be going.

06 Jul 2022


Centre will make $12bn from windfall tax on oil companies

The Indian government has set itself up for a bumper tax revenue in the remainder of this current fiscal.

05 Jul 2022


Twitter challenges Indian government in court over content takedown orders

The long-drawn saga between Twitter and the Indian government has reached the corridors of the Karnataka High Court.

30 Jun 2022

Labor Codes

New labor codes: Decoding what's good and bad for you

India's new four labor codes on wages, social security, industrial relations and occupational safety, and health and working conditions may be implemented by the government on July 1.

04 Jun 2022


I&B Ministry orders removal of controversial Layer'r Shot advertisement

The Information & Broadcasting Ministry has taken cognizance of the controversial Layer'r Shot deo advertisement and ordered its suspension.

28 Apr 2022

Electric Vehicles

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.

15 Mar 2022

Consumer Forum

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.

14 Feb 2022


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).

02 Feb 2022


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.

30 Jan 2022


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).

31 Dec 2021


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.

14 Aug 2021


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.

06 Aug 2021


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

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.

05 Jun 2021


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.

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 of this year.

31 Mar 2021

Nitin Gadkari

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

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


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.

15 Jan 2021

Farmers Protest

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.

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.

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

North Korea

#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

South Korea

'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'.

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

App Store

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.

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