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Finally, government open-sources Aarogya Setu: Here's what it means

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.

Now, JioPhone users can use Aarogya Setu: Details here

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.

Government could make Aarogya Setu registration mandatory on new phones

30 Apr 2020

Government could make Aarogya Setu registration mandatory on new phones

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, India is looking to double down on the use of technology for aggressive contact-tracing.

#LockdownRelaxation: Industries which will be operational from April 20

20 Apr 2020

#LockdownRelaxation: Industries which will be operational from April 20

India entered the second phase of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown on April 15, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3 to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

Indian government launches a COVID-19 tracking app

28 Mar 2020

Indian government launches a COVID-19 tracking app

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has launched a new "Kavach" app. It assigns a color code indicating your health status, based on COVID-19 symptoms.

Soon, government could ask Facebook/Twitter to reveal anyone's identity

13 Feb 2020

Soon, government could ask Facebook/Twitter to reveal anyone's identity

Social media platforms take a lot of pride in the efforts they put to keep the personal information of their users under the wraps.

Payal Rohatgi arrested by Rajasthan Police for defaming Nehru family

15 Dec 2019

Payal Rohatgi arrested by Rajasthan Police for defaming Nehru family

Actress and model Payal Rohatgi has been arrested by Rajasthan Police for allegedly defaming the family of late politicians Motilal Nehru and Jawaharlal Nehru and other prominent Congress party leaders.

IIT-Delhi witnesses record high placement offers on Day 1

02 Dec 2019

IIT-Delhi witnesses record high placement offers on Day 1

The final placement season at IIT-Delhi is off to a great start as the institute witnessed the highest ever number of offers on the first day.

#CareerBytes: Five top online test series for GATE exam preparation

30 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: Five top online test series for GATE exam preparation

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

Stories of five IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

24 Oct 2019

Stories of five IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

#CareerBytes: How to secure AIR below 100 in GATE CS?

22 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: How to secure AIR below 100 in GATE CS?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a competitive exam for engineering graduates conducted for admission to postgraduate courses and PSU recruitment.

Soon, Personal Data Protection Bill will be tabled in Parliament

16 Oct 2019

Soon, Personal Data Protection Bill will be tabled in Parliament

In a major development, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, has said that the Personal Data Protection Bill is ready and will be tabled in the Parliament soon.

#CareerBytes: What are the best-recommended books for CA aspirants?

10 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: What are the best-recommended books for CA aspirants?

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the toughest and most sought-after professional courses in the country.

Cognizant CEO plans downsizing; may cut jobs in October

06 Sep 2019

Cognizant CEO plans downsizing; may cut jobs in October

Cognizant Technologies CEO Brian Humphries has disclosed that the US-based IT services firm would soon witness a slew of job cuts.

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

03 Sep 2019

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

In a first for Karnataka, Yediyurappa gets three deputy CMs

27 Aug 2019

In a first for Karnataka, Yediyurappa gets three deputy CMs

For three weeks after he took the oath as Chief Minister on July 26, Karnataka's BS Yediyurappa ran his cabinet alone. After the cabinet was expanded, it took almost another week for him to announce portfolios.

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

26 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

#CareerBytes: 5 top online test series for GATE exam preparation

12 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: 5 top online test series for GATE exam preparation

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

#CareerBytes: Top online courses to pursue to land IT jobs

28 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: Top online courses to pursue to land IT jobs

Working in the field of information technology (IT) is one of the most popular career choices among youngsters as it is quite rewarding.

#CareerBytes: What are the best-recommended books for CA aspirants?

27 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: What are the best-recommended books for CA aspirants?

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the toughest and most sought-after professional courses in the country.

#CareerBytes: How to secure AIR below 100 in GATE CS?

27 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: How to secure AIR below 100 in GATE CS?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a competitive exam for engineering graduates conducted for admission to postgraduate courses and PSU recruitment.

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

15 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

Goa: Congress MLA, who joined BJP, to become deputy CM

13 Jul 2019

Goa: Congress MLA, who joined BJP, to become deputy CM

Earlier this week, a setback hit Congress in Goa after 10 of its MLAs joined the ruling BJP. And the saffron party is all poised to reward the former Congress MLAs, accordingly.

Stories of five IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

08 Jul 2019

Stories of five IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

#CareerBytes: Couldn't clear JEE Advanced? Here are seven alternative options

24 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: Couldn't clear JEE Advanced? Here are seven alternative options

Results for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced were declared on June 14, and the counselling process for the same is currently underway.

HCL launches 'Tech Bee' program to hire Class-XII students

17 Jun 2019

HCL launches 'Tech Bee' program to hire Class-XII students

India's homegrown IT giant HCL Technologies recently announced that it would soon launch an early career program under which, it would train and hire Class-XII (intermediate) students.

#CareerBytes: Didn't get good JEE-Advanced rank? Here's what to do

15 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: Didn't get good JEE-Advanced rank? Here's what to do

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), comprising Main and Advanced exams, is the country's most difficult engineering entrance exam.

#CareerBytes: Top engineering colleges that accept JEE Main score

02 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: Top engineering colleges that accept JEE Main score

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), comprising Main and Advanced exams, is the most difficult engineering entrance exam through which students are admitted to top technical institutes in the country.

#CareerBytes: Popular courses offered by Delhi University for PCM students

29 May 2019

#CareerBytes: Popular courses offered by Delhi University for PCM students

The University of Delhi is one of the country's most desired educational institutions; every year, it attracts lakhs of students, including those from science stream.

Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

23 May 2019

Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

The Indian Civil Services are a dream for lakhs of youngsters.

#CareerBytes: Best colleges under Delhi University for PCM students

22 May 2019

#CareerBytes: Best colleges under Delhi University for PCM students

Science stream students who have completed Class 12 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) have a lot of career options today.

Indian techie denied H-1B visa; Silicon Valley firm sues government

17 May 2019

Indian techie denied H-1B visa; Silicon Valley firm sues government

An IT company based in Silicon Valley has filed a lawsuit against the United States government for denying an H-1B visa to an Indian techie.

Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

13 May 2019

Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

Stories of 5 IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

12 May 2019

Stories of 5 IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

#CareerBytes: Decoding the CA exam pattern changes made by ICAI

10 May 2019

#CareerBytes: Decoding the CA exam pattern changes made by ICAI

In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program, comprising Foundation, Intermediate, and Final courses.

If Twitter is universe, CEO Jack Dorsey thinks he's God

18 Apr 2019

If Twitter is universe, CEO Jack Dorsey thinks he's God

It is tough being God. You can't say to your followers that they need to see another God, you can't wonder what you are doing with your life, and you can't catch a break.

Online movie ticket-booking platforms cannot charge 'Internet Handling Fees': RBI

16 Mar 2019

Online movie ticket-booking platforms cannot charge 'Internet Handling Fees': RBI

Booking movie tickets has never been easier thanks to online movie ticket booking platforms. Everyone who has ever booked movie tickets online knows about "Internet Handling Fees" levied by every online ticketing platform.

Government asks YouTube to remove clips of captured IAF pilot

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.

Is Twitter really biased against right-wing? Let's dig deep

13 Feb 2019

Is Twitter really biased against right-wing? Let's dig deep

Come election season and lines have been clearly drawn on social media. Before parties send their cadres on streets, millions are doing the same job on Twitter.

Facebook censors posts on Kashmir, Gods, and Tricolor in India

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.