Articles about Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology

Indian laws supreme, not your policies: Parliamentary panel tells Twitter

18 Jun 2021

India
Indian laws supreme, not your policies: Parliamentary panel tells Twitter

Twitter officials on Friday deposed before a Parliamentary panel over the prevention of misuse of the microblogging platform.

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

23 Sep 2020

India
No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

A Delhi Assembly panel on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will take no coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India over the social media giant's alleged role in the February Delhi riots.

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

03 Sep 2020

Politics
Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.

Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

29 Aug 2020

Politics
Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

The Congress party has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him about the steps taken by the social media giant to investigate the recent hate speech allegations.

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

25 Aug 2020

India
Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

A Delhi panel is planning to summon Facebook executives amid allegations that the social media platform did not act against hate speech on its platform by politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

BJP MPs seek Tharoor's removal from parliamentary panel

20 Aug 2020

Politics
BJP MPs seek Tharoor's removal from parliamentary panel

Two Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarians have sought the removal of Shashi Tharoor as the chief of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology.

You can report election-related fake news on Twitter. Hogwash much?

26 Apr 2019

Technology
You can report election-related fake news on Twitter. Hogwash much?

Twitter is bolstering its reporting tools as part of an effort to keep people from spreading fake news on the platform.

Parliamentary Committee gives Jack Dorsey 10 days to answer questions

25 Feb 2019

Business
Parliamentary Committee gives Jack Dorsey 10 days to answer questions

On Monday, the Parliamentary Committee on IT met with Twitter's Global Vice President of Public Policy Colin Crowell in lieu of CEO Jack Dorsey.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not appear before parliamentary panel

22 Feb 2019

Business
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not appear before parliamentary panel

Despite the Indian government summoning Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on IT on February 25, Twitter has said that Dorsey will not attend the hearing.

Twitter CEO told to appear before Parliamentary Panel

11 Feb 2019

Business
Twitter CEO told to appear before Parliamentary Panel

Days after it was reported that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had refused to appear for a hearing before India's Parliamentary Committee on IT, panel head Anurag Thakur has said that he has again been summoned for a hearing on February 25.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey refuses to appear for Parliamentary hearing

09 Feb 2019

India
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey refuses to appear for Parliamentary hearing

Reportedly, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other top Twitter officials have refused to appear before a Parliamentary Committee on IT that had earlier summoned them to discuss the issue of safeguarding citizens' rights on social media.

FRDI Bill withdrawn on apprehensions expressed by public: Piyush Goyal

01 Aug 2018

Business
FRDI Bill withdrawn on apprehensions expressed by public: Piyush Goyal

The government has decided to withdraw Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill following apprehensions expressed by the public with regard to the "bail-in" clause to resolve a failing bank and insurance cover on bank deposits, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal told a Parliamentary Committee.

Mandatory military service for new government employees?

15 Mar 2018

India
Mandatory military service for new government employees?

Indians wishing to get into government service, take note. Irrespective of your job profile, you might have to serve in the armed forces for the first five years.

How much would climate change cost India?

19 Aug 2017

India
How much would climate change cost India?

As global green house gas emissions continue to grow, India is starting to feel the impact of climate change; be it through bad monsoons or through extreme weather events.

Bank unions to go on strike on Aug 22

08 Aug 2017

India
Bank unions to go on strike on Aug 22

Banks will remain shut on August 22 as 10L employees go on strike against privatization of public sector banks.

Gujarat: Ahead of RS polls, ED raids UPA-era defaulter firm

05 Aug 2017

Politics
Gujarat: Ahead of RS polls, ED raids UPA-era defaulter firm

The ED raided premises of the Gujarat-based Sandesara Group which has defaulted on loans worth Rs. 1,700cr from banks during UPA rule.

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani nominated for RS elections from Gujarat

27 Jul 2017

Politics
Amit Shah, Smriti Irani nominated for RS elections from Gujarat

BJP national president Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani have been nominated for the Rajya Sabha (RS) polls from Gujarat.

Ram Nath Kovind is India's 14th President

20 Jul 2017

Politics
Ram Nath Kovind is India's 14th President

BJP candidate Ram Nath Kovind crosses winning margin to defeat Meira Kumar, the opposition candidate, to become India's next president with 66% of the votes in his favor.

Jaishankar: India taking a diplomatic "deep breath" over #SikkimStandoff

19 Jul 2017

World
Jaishankar: India taking a diplomatic "deep breath" over #SikkimStandoff

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has called on political parties to not make provocative statements about the ongoing Sikkim standoff with China.

Demonetization: Still counting number of returned notes, says Urjit Patel

13 Jul 2017

India
Demonetization: Still counting number of returned notes, says Urjit Patel

RBI Governor Urjit Patel appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to answer queries regarding demonetization.

Parliamentary Panel for External Affairs

04 Aug 2016

India
Parliamentary Panel for External Affairs

The Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs expressed concerns over the deteriorating quality of Indian Foreign Service (IFS) recruits.