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Fintech start-up BharatPe secures $75 million in funding: Details here

24 Feb 2020

Fintech start-up BharatPe secures $75 million in funding: Details here

BharatPe, a fintech start-up helping small Indian businesses and merchants go digital, has secured $75 million in a Series C round of funding.

Internet shutdowns and the broken dream of Digital India

30 Dec 2019

Internet shutdowns and the broken dream of Digital India

In the wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, the government has become more aggressive with internet shutdowns.

#HackAlert: 48 Indian government websites hacked this year alone

30 Nov 2019

#HackAlert: 48 Indian government websites hacked this year alone

Thanks to PM Modi's Digital India initiative, more and more people and businesses have come online and are using the web as a tool of availing different services and broadening their reach (among many other things).

Goa government websites direct users to porn websites. No kidding!

23 Oct 2019

Goa government websites direct users to porn websites. No kidding!

The government is pushing its weight behind Digital India. The idea is to make everything web-dependent, from monetary transactions to filling forms and applying for passports.

Indian Railways: E-tickets to get costlier as service charge restored

01 Sep 2019

Indian Railways: E-tickets to get costlier as service charge restored

In what might come as a disappointment to passengers, e-tickets booked through Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) are set to get costlier, starting from today, ie. September 1.

#TechBytes: How to start using Google Pay

31 Aug 2019

#TechBytes: How to start using Google Pay

Following the Indian government's Digital India push and the launch of a Unified Payments Interface, Google debuted a service called Tez to make instant payments from bank accounts.

#NewsBytesExclusive: FinArt, the AI-powered solution to manage money, cut expenses

12 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: FinArt, the AI-powered solution to manage money, cut expenses

With the rise of Digital India, money management has become a tedious task.

What are OTP frauds and how to avoid them

08 Aug 2019

What are OTP frauds and how to avoid them

PM Modi's Digital India push has prompted more and more Indians, even first-time internet users and senior citizens, to opt for digital payments.

Amethi: Muslims attack Dalit-woman, thrash husband for 'running' coaching center

15 Jul 2019

Amethi: Muslims attack Dalit-woman, thrash husband for 'running' coaching center

A Dalit woman was molested, touched inappropriately, her kurta ripped off, and when her husband came to her rescue, he was brutally thrashed.

TCS' integrated solution digitalizes over 1.5 lakh post offices

23 Apr 2019

TCS' integrated solution digitalizes over 1.5 lakh post offices

India's leading tech giant, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has helped in revamping over 1.5 lakh post offices in the country.

How to upload Aadhaar, PAN, and other documents on DigiLocker

19 Apr 2019

How to upload Aadhaar, PAN, and other documents on DigiLocker

We know how important it is to safeguard documents like Aadhaar, PAN, Driving license etc. But don't worry, DigiLocker can assist you with that.

One Nation One Card: All you need to know

05 Mar 2019

One Nation One Card: All you need to know

In a bid to facilitate seamless travel payments across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new initiative termed 'One Nation One Card.'

IRCTC's much-awaited 'iPay' payment aggregator system launched: Details here

01 Mar 2019

IRCTC's much-awaited 'iPay' payment aggregator system launched: Details here

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has finally launched its own payment aggregator system, the "IRCTC iPay" on Thursday.

Here's how you can store your Aadhaar card in DigiLocker

17 Feb 2019

Here's how you can store your Aadhaar card in DigiLocker

DigiLocker is an online, cloud-based service that was launched by the government as part of its Digital India campaign for storage, issuance, and verification of important documents, in a safe and convenient manner.

#Budget2019: BJP leaders hail 'robust announcements', Opposition dubs it 'jumla'

01 Feb 2019

#Budget2019: BJP leaders hail 'robust announcements', Opposition dubs it 'jumla'

The interim budget presented by acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday invited a flurry of reactions in the country.

#CareerBytes: YouTube Channels for engineering students to learn Artificial Intelligence

14 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: YouTube Channels for engineering students to learn Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the world around us; AI is being integrated into almost every field, including healthcare, banking, transport, defense, education, etc.

Soon, Aadhaar-driving license linking will become mandatory: Details here

06 Jan 2019

Soon, Aadhaar-driving license linking will become mandatory: Details here

On Sunday, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that the government would soon make it mandatory to link Aadhaar with driving licenses.

#DarkWeb: Your complete digital life is available for Rs. 3,500

17 Dec 2018

#DarkWeb: Your complete digital life is available for Rs. 3,500

Dark Web is the hub for selling information stolen in account hacks and security breaches.

Worst passwords of 2018: Check if yours is there

15 Dec 2018

Worst passwords of 2018: Check if yours is there

Do you think you have a hack-proof password? Do you use different alphabets, digits and special characters or is it something simple like "123456" or "Password"?

ISRO's heaviest, 'most powerful' satellite launched, will increase internet speed

05 Dec 2018

ISRO's heaviest, 'most powerful' satellite launched, will increase internet speed

Less than a week after ISRO launched the HysIS satellite, ISRO's heaviest satellite, the GSAT-11, has been put into orbit.

#IndianRailways: Six best amenities every rail passenger should know about

28 Nov 2018

#IndianRailways: Six best amenities every rail passenger should know about

Over the years, Indian Railways has come a long way in terms of ticket reservation/cancelation services and passenger convenience.

Facebook plans to train 5 million Indians in digital skills

26 Nov 2018

Facebook plans to train 5 million Indians in digital skills

Facebook has announced its plans to train 5 million Indians in digital skills over the course of next three years.

West Delhi Police digitizes malkhanas across all its police stations

17 Nov 2018

West Delhi Police digitizes malkhanas across all its police stations

The Delhi Police's West district digitized all malkhanas, rooms for keeping seized arms and ammunition, across its 12 police stations on Friday, police said.

Modi in Japan: PM hails India's progress in digital sector

29 Oct 2018

Modi in Japan: PM hails India's progress in digital sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Japan currently, hailed India's "tremendous progress" in the digital infrastructure, saying 1 GB data is cheaper than the smallest bottle of cold drink in the country.

PM Modi meets Shinzo Abe for 13th India-Japan Annual Summit

28 Oct 2018

PM Modi meets Shinzo Abe for 13th India-Japan Annual Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Yamanashi Sunday as the two leaders seek to add new vigor to the strong friendship between the two countries.

#JustIn: PM Modi leaves for Japan to attend annual summit

27 Oct 2018

#JustIn: PM Modi leaves for Japan to attend annual summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday left for Japan to attend the annual summit with his counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Jammu: 81 lakh revenue documents, land record maps digitized

12 Oct 2018

Jammu: 81 lakh revenue documents, land record maps digitized

Over 83L revenue documents and land record maps have been digitized under the Digital India Land Records Modernization Program (DILRMP) in the Jammu division, officials said.

All your questions about the government's 'DigiLocker' facility answered

15 Sep 2018

All your questions about the government's 'DigiLocker' facility answered

Many people often worry about losing or misplacing important documents like Aadhaar card, driving license, PAN card, certificates, etc. while carrying them physically.

UPSC website hacked, picture of Doraemon displayed; now restored

11 Sep 2018

UPSC website hacked, picture of Doraemon displayed; now restored

The official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was hacked late on Monday, meaning it has joined the long list of government-run websites to have met the fate.

#CowPolitics: Kamal Nath promises gaushalas in MP-villages, if Congress wins

05 Sep 2018

#CowPolitics: Kamal Nath promises gaushalas in MP-villages, if Congress wins

That cow has taken centerstage in Indian politics has been confirmed again with the statements of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief, Kamal Nath.

#PolicyExplainer: All your questions about the government's 'DigiLocker' facility answered

29 Aug 2018

#PolicyExplainer: All your questions about the government's 'DigiLocker' facility answered

Many people often worry about losing or misplacing important documents like Aadhaar card, driving license, PAN card, certificates, etc. while carrying them physically.

IRCTC eWallet: How to register, deposit money, and make payments

28 Aug 2018

IRCTC eWallet: How to register, deposit money, and make payments

In a bid to facilitate easier and faster online payments, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has come up with the 'eWallet' payment option.

#TechBytes: Top 5 payment apps for your smartphone

26 Aug 2018

#TechBytes: Top 5 payment apps for your smartphone

India has seen major push towards digitization of currency with government decisions like the demonetization and programs like Digital India, urging more and more Indians to go cashless.

Indian banks, insurance companies increasingly embracing digitization: US tech expert

17 Aug 2018

Indian banks, insurance companies increasingly embracing digitization: US tech expert

Indian banks and insurance companies are increasingly embracing digitization in line with the government's "Digital India" initiative, according to an American technology expert.

#PolicyExplainer: All your questions about the government's 'DigiLocker' facility answered

15 Aug 2018

#PolicyExplainer: All your questions about the government's 'DigiLocker' facility answered

Many people often worry about losing or misplacing important documents like Aadhaar card, driving license, PAN card, certificates, etc. while carrying them physically.

Here's how Alexa's India-specific content can help your child

12 Aug 2018

Here's how Alexa's India-specific content can help your child

Amazon has pushed new updates for its smart assistant Alexa and Alexa-supported devices like Amazon Echo to particularly cater to Indian children.

No privatization plans, but will take private-players' help: ISRO Chairman

12 Aug 2018

No privatization plans, but will take private-players' help: ISRO Chairman

ISRO Chairman K Sivan has dismissed controversial allegations of him attempting to privatize ISRO.

This traveling computer-classroom will reach 65,000 children in MP villages

09 Aug 2018

This traveling computer-classroom will reach 65,000 children in MP villages

In a step that would benefit over 65,000 children residing in Madhya Pradesh villages, a bus equipped with 20 computer systems and internet was flagged off on Saturday.

Here's how Indian Railways is promoting digital transactions

08 Aug 2018

Here's how Indian Railways is promoting digital transactions

Recently Rajen Gohain, the Minister of State for Railways, declared that the percentage of train tickets booked digitally is on the rise, having risen to 66% of total reserved tickets in 2017-18, from 60% in 2016-17.

Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?

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.