Rajeev Chandrasekhar: News

Rajeev Chandrasekhar is an Indian politician, technocrat, and entrepreneur who is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He serves as the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology of India. Chandrasekhar represents Karnataka as a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha. Previously, he was also a National Spokesperson of the BJP and the Vice-Chairman of the Kerala wing of the BJP-led coalition National Democratic Alliance. Chandrasekhar joined the BPL Group in 1991 and founded BPL Mobile in 1994. Following this, he founded Jupiter Capital. In 2008, he started Asianet News Online Private Ltd. and in 2018, he was appointed as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha as a BJP member. As a first-term MP, he became the first person to raise corruption such as the 2G Scam case in the parliament. In 2013, Visvesvaraya Technological University awarded him with an honorary doctorate for his work as an entrepreneur. In 2017, Chandrasekhar was ranked #41st in India’s 50 Most powerful people by India Today magazine.

10 May 2024

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Congress distances itself from Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'respect Pakistan' remark

The Congress has distanced itself from the controversial comments made by senior party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar to "respect Pakistan" and "talk to them."

10 May 2024

Mani Shankar Aiyar

'Respect Pakistan or they'll drop bomb...': Mani Shankar's warning

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar recent remarks, in which he advocated for a dialogue with Pakistan, have triggered yet another controversy amid the Lok Sabha elections.

26 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha elections: Key contenders in Phase 2

As many as 88 constituencies from 13 states and Union Territories went to the polls at 7:00am on Friday.

25 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling kicks off for second phase of Lok Sabha elections 

Polling for second phase of the 18th Lok Sabha Elections kicked off on Friday.

21 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha

Shashi Tharoor booked for false campaign against Rajeev Chandrasekhar 

Senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha candidate Shashi Tharoor has been booked for allegedly running a misleading campaign against Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

11 Apr 2024

Shashi Tharoor

'Irony died when...": Minister's jibe at Tharoor in affidavit row 

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Thursday hit back at the Congress over the controversy surrounding his election affidavit.

10 Apr 2024

Shashi Tharoor

Rajeev Chandrasekhar sends legal notice to Shashi Tharoor for defamation

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) representative for Thiruvananthapuram, has issued a legal notice to Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor, accusing the latter of defamation.

09 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

After Congress's complaint, ECI to verify Union minister's affidavit 

The Election Commission of India directed the Central Board of Direct Taxes to scrutinize the financial details provided by Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar in his election affidavit.

08 Apr 2024

Shashi Tharoor

What Shashi Tharoor said after Union minister's debate challenge

Congress's three-time Thiruvananthapuram MP, who's also renominated for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections by the party, Shashi Tharoor, has accepted Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rajeev Chandrasekhar's "challenge" for an open debate.

03 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Who is alternative to PM Modi? Congress's Shashi Tharoor responds

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said on Wednesday that discussions about alternatives to Prime Minister Narendra Modi were "irrelevant."

01 Jan 2024


MeitY considers taking over approval process for online games

The Indian government's plan to appoint self-regulatory bodies (SRBs) for the online gaming industry has hit a roadblock.

09 Dec 2023

Indian Government

Over 36,800 URLs blocked by Indian government since 2018

Over the past five years, the Indian government has blocked a whopping 36,838 URLs, as revealed by Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

04 Dec 2023


Apple's Make-in-India push: iPhone batteries to be manufactured in Haryana

TDK Corporation, a Japanese electronic parts maker, will produce Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cells for iPhones in Haryana, as revealed by Minister of State for Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

24 Nov 2023


Ensure deepfake regulation compliance in 7 days: MeitY to companies

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), has given social media platforms seven days to update their policies in line with Indian laws, specifically targeting deepfakes.

Can file FIR against platforms for AI bias: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Union Minister of State for Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Thursday that people can file police complaints against tech platforms whose artificial intelligence (AI) systems display bias.

06 Nov 2023

Rashmika Mandanna

Rashmika Mandanna calls her deepfake video 'extremely scary'; shares statement

Technology and its pros and cons have been often discussed in media. Recently, a deepfake video of actor Rashmika Mandanna was making rounds on social media and several celebrities condemned it. Now, the actor has reacted to the same.

03 Nov 2023


India proposes inter-nation framework for regulating AI

India is advocating for an institutional framework among nations to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) and has urged for a mutual understanding of AI's acceptable and unacceptable uses.

31 Oct 2023


iPhone hacking row: Centre orders probe, asks Apple to join 

The central government has reportedly ordered a probe into the allegations by several opposition leaders and journalists that tech giant Apple warned them of alleged "state-sponsored attacks" on their iPhones.

27 Oct 2023


Tata to make iPhones in India for international markets

Tata Group will start manufacturing Apple's iPhones in India for both local and international markets within the next two and a half years.

12 Sep 2023

Justin Trudeau

Canadian PM Trudeau leaves India after being stranded for 36hrs

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally flew back home on Tuesday after a technical snag with his plane—which left him and his delegation stranded in New Delhi for nearly 36 hours—was resolved, per reports.

26 Jul 2023


'Open to Chinese investments': IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, has said that India is open to Chinese investments even as the two countries continue to indulge in border clashes.

13 Jun 2023

Jack Dorsey

Centre refutes Twitter ex-CEO Jack Dorsey's claims over farmers' protest

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, has refuted the claims by Twitter's co-founder Jack Dorsey over farmers' protest.

12 Jun 2023

Central Government

Centre may ban gaming apps involved in betting: IT minister

The central government will likely ban gaming apps in India that are involved in alleged betting and other activities harmful to people, said the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

12 Jun 2023


Sam Altman's comment on India's AI capability: How Indians reacted

Sam Altman's India visit was nothing short of eventful. From meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to taking a dig at ChatGPT, he constantly made headlines.

09 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Will regulate AI to keep 'digital citizens' safe: IT minister

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, said on Friday that the government will regulate Artificial Intelligence (AI) so it does not cause any harm to "digital citizens," reported PTI.

AI regulation in India: How Centre plans to protect citizens

The proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the past few months has increased discussions about regulating AI. Governments are wary of how unregulated AI would affect their citizens.

Should Indians be worried about AI's threat to jobs

New inventions have always threatened job security. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, humans have been afraid of being replaced by machines.

Government to fact check, flag fake news on social media

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Thursday revealed that online firms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google may lose protection under safe harbor if they fail to take down content determined by the government-notified fact-checker as misleading or false information.

GAC portal to address social media grievances from March 1

The portal for Grievance Appellate Committees (GAC) aimed at looking into complaints against online platforms is likely to be activated by March 1.

29 Jul 2022


BGMI game removed from Indian app stores after government ban

Two years after it banned PUBG, the Indian government has brought down the curtain on BGMI, the second coming of the former.

22 Jul 2021


Centre slams Twitter in Parliament over non-compliance of IT rules

The Indian government said that Twitter's earlier statement expressing concerns over freedom of expression in India was a tactic to divert attention from its non-compliance with the country's laws at that time.

05 May 2017


Dear Arnab, the Republic of India doesn't need a messiah

Come 6th May and it doesn't matter if the nation wants or doesn't want to know, Arnab Goswami will resurface from his long sabbatical to tell the nation, what he thinks that the nation should know.