Articles about MeitY
28 Jun 2021
Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary committee summons Google, Facebook
The Indian government's Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology has requested officials from Google and Facebook to convene for a meeting on June 29 (Tuesday) to discuss how citizens should be safeguarded online.
29 May 2021
Google, Facebook comply with IT Ministry rules; Twitter's stance unclear
Google, Facebook, and the latter's subsidiary WhatsApp have reportedly agreed to comply with the new rules defined by the Indian Government's IT Ministry. Twitter's intention to comply remains unclear.
26 May 2021
IT rules: Centre seeks compliance status from Facebook, Twitter 'ASAP'
The central government on Wednesday asked social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp to share their status of compliance with the new IT rules.
29 Apr 2021
Facebook hides anti-Modi hashtag 'by mistake': Details here
Facebook claims to have had a case of accidental censorship on its hands. The social media platform was accused of censorship when Twitter users began sharing screenshots that showed how Facebook hid posts calling for the resignation of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
27 Apr 2021
11 Mar 2021
Indian government blocked 4,400 Facebook, Twitter URLs in 2020
The Indian government has blocked more than 4,400 URLs from Facebook and Twitter in the year 2020. The revelation was made to the Indian Parliament on Wednesday.
20 Feb 2021
Sandes messaging app is the government's alternative to WhatsApp
The Indian government's National Informatics Centre (NIC) has developed an instant messaging app called Sandes, which translates into "message" in Hindi. The application was intended for use by government officials but it allows individuals to sign up as well.
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.
21 Jan 2021
23 Dec 2020
Quikr has ended animal sales and pet trading: PETA India
Animal rights body PETA India on Wednesday claimed that e-retailer Quikr has ended "animal sale" on its portal and taken down "pet trading" advertisements after the NGO appealed to it and also mounted pressure.
17 Dec 2020
PUBG Mobile India not granted permission for launch, confirms government
The central government has confirmed that it has not granted any permission to PUBG Mobile India for a launch.
24 Nov 2020
Centre bans 43 more mobile apps; check full list here
The central government on Tuesday decided to ban 43 mobile applications for being "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity" of India.
28 Oct 2020
Government has no information on who created Aarogya Setu
The Central Information Commission (CIC) on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to the Centre over providing evasive answers to a Right to Information (RTI) query.
30 Aug 2020
#TechBytes: How to withdraw PF using an app
The novel coronavirus pandemic has created a situation of financial uncertainty for the entire Indian population.
27 Jul 2020
India mulls ban on 275 more Chinese apps, including PUBG
Weeks after banning as many as 59 applications from China over safety concerns, India has put 275 more apps from the neighboring nation on its radar.
27 May 2020
Finally, government open-sources Aarogya Setu: Here's what it means
In a major development, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has open-sourced Aarogya Setu, its contact-tracing app for COVID-19.
14 May 2020
Now, JioPhone users can use Aarogya Setu: Details here
India's COVID-19 contact-tracer, Aarogya Setu, is now being rolled-out on JioPhones, the low-cost 4G-enabled feature phones sold by Reliance Industries.
28 Feb 2019
Government asks YouTube to remove clips of captured IAF pilot
With photos and videos of captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman doing the rounds on social media, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had asked Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube to remove 11 video links pertaining to Varthaman.
15 Jan 2019
Facebook censors posts on Kashmir, Gods, and Tricolor in India
In what comes as a contradiction to Facebook's publicly stated global policy, the social media giant has 20 "locally illegal" markers for India, on the basis of which posts are flagged and proactively removed.
27 Oct 2018
Reliance Jio bans porn on its network following govt order
Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) issued directions to internet service providers (ISPs) across India, asking them to ban 827 pornographic websites based on an order by the Uttarakhand High Court.
25 Oct 2018
Block 827 porn websites: Centre tells Internet Service Providers
In compliance with an order of Uttarakhand High Court, the Centre has asked Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block 827 porn websites, PTI reports.
07 Aug 2018
Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?
The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked for inputs from telecom operators and internet service providers regarding ways to block social media apps like Facebook and WhatsApp during emergencies, reports Livemint.
01 Aug 2018
Seems like you have to wait longer for WhatsApp Payments
WhatsApp's Payments service has hit yet another hurdle in India - now, the government has reportedly told WhatsApp that it can't roll out the service till it sets up an office and recruits a team in India.
04 Jul 2018
WhatsApp "horrified" at lynchings, will take steps against fake news
WhatsApp has taken cognisance of the Indian government's concerns about the propagation of fake news via its platform.
13 Jun 2018
#CareerBytes: Central government jobs currently available in South India
Central government jobs are always in demand in the country, and several posts are currently up for grabs at government sector organizations across South India.
12 May 2018
Government announces Digital India Internship Scheme: Details here
The government has announced yet another exciting opportunity for students, especially for those in engineering.
06 Apr 2018
I&B to form committee to regulate online media in India
A day after the government cancelled a controversial 'fake news' circular, the I&B Ministry has decided to constitute a committee to frame guidelines for online media.
14 Dec 2017
Delhi Police working on app to solve capital's streetlight problem
Delhi Police are working on another app for women's safety. The Women Safety- Dark Spots App will allow citizens to notify the authorities of dysfunctional or absent streetlights at the click of a button.
10 Oct 2017
QR codes are changing India, one transaction at a time
Indians are familiar with the concept of a barcode. Every time someone shops at any supermarket, the shopkeeper scans the barcode of every purchased product and hands over the total bill.
15 Aug 2017
Government asks Facebook, Google, others to remove Blue Whale links
After the second alleged Blue Whale death in India, the government has asked internet giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, WhatsApp, Yahoo and Instagram, to remove all links to the dangerous online 'challenge'.
09 Aug 2017
Internet Archive being blocked on some Indian ISPs
Many internet service providers are apparently blocking the resource site www.archive.org without any notice.
12 Jul 2017
Rs. 75,000 crore electronics manufacturing projects to be approved
As per reports by DNA Money, two major electronics manufacturing projects worth Rs. 75,000 crore, will soon see the light of day as Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is close to approving them under its modified special incentive package (MSIP) scheme.