Articles about MeitY
30 Jan 2022India
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has proposed a new model of "Federated Digital Identities" that will allow using a single digital ID to access multiple IDs.
01 Sep 2021Business
Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp has released its latest compliance report. According to the document, a staggering 30,27,000 Indian accounts were banned from the platform in the period between June 16 and July 31 this year.
28 Jun 2021Business
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 2021Business
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 2021Business
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 2021India
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 2021Business
11 Mar 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Business
23 Dec 2020India
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 2020Technology
The central government has confirmed that it has not granted any permission to PUBG Mobile India for a launch.
24 Nov 2020Technology
The central government on Tuesday decided to ban 43 mobile applications for being "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity" of India.
28 Oct 2020India
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.
27 Jul 2020India
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 2020Technology
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 2020Technology
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 2019India
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 2019India
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 2018India
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 2018India
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 2018India
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 2018Business
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 2018India
WhatsApp has taken cognisance of the Indian government's concerns about the propagation of fake news via its platform.
13 Jun 2018India
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 2018India
The government has announced yet another exciting opportunity for students, especially for those in engineering.
06 Apr 2018India
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 2017India
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 2017India
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 2017India
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 2017India
Many internet service providers are apparently blocking the resource site www.archive.org without any notice.
12 Jul 2017Business
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.