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Government has no information on who created Aarogya Setu

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.

Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

16 Oct 2020

Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

A man has approached the Delhi High Court alleging his dead wife's photo was being circulated, depicting her as the victim of Hathras case, prompting the bench to pass orders to the Centre.

PUBG ban not likely to be revoked anytime soon: Report

27 Sep 2020

PUBG ban not likely to be revoked anytime soon: Report

The ban on PUBG came as a big blow for PUBG Corporation, the creator of the title, and Tencent Games, the Chinese company behind its mobile version.

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

23 Sep 2020

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

A Delhi Assembly panel on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will take no coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India over the social media giant's alleged role in the February Delhi riots.

Dating app uses Nusrat Jahan's photo without consent; probe initiated

21 Sep 2020

Dating app uses Nusrat Jahan's photo without consent; probe initiated

Actor and Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Nusrat Jahan has accused a video dating app of using her picture without permission.

#WeeklyRecap: PUBG banned, PM Modi's Twitter account hacked, and more

06 Sep 2020

#WeeklyRecap: PUBG banned, PM Modi's Twitter account hacked, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, but two events gained particular attention.

All you need to know about Akshay Kumar's FAU-G game

05 Sep 2020

All you need to know about Akshay Kumar's FAU-G game

Just days after the Indian government placed a fresh ban on more than 100 Chinese apps including the popular battle royale game PUBG amid escalated tension in Ladakh, a made-in-India alternative has been announced.

PUBG maker Tencent will engage with India for ban reversal

04 Sep 2020

PUBG maker Tencent will engage with India for ban reversal

Earlier this week, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology announced the decision to ban more than 100 Chinese apps over national security concerns.

China strongly opposes India's app ban; asks to 'correct mistake'

03 Sep 2020

China strongly opposes India's app ban; asks to 'correct mistake'

After India banned several Chinese mobile applications, China has said that it strongly opposed the move. China's Commerce Ministry on Thursday urged India to "correct its mistakes."

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

03 Sep 2020

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.

#TechBytes: How to withdraw PF using an app

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.

Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

29 Aug 2020

Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

The Congress party has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him about the steps taken by the social media giant to investigate the recent hate speech allegations.

BJP leads in political advertisement spending on Facebook

27 Aug 2020

BJP leads in political advertisement spending on Facebook

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spent most on advertisements on "social issues, elections, and politics" on Facebook India, followed by Congress, an Indian Express report said today.

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

25 Aug 2020

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

A Delhi panel is planning to summon Facebook executives amid allegations that the social media platform did not act against hate speech on its platform by politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

BJP MPs seek Tharoor's removal from parliamentary panel

20 Aug 2020

BJP MPs seek Tharoor's removal from parliamentary panel

Two Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarians have sought the removal of Shashi Tharoor as the chief of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology.

India mulls ban on 275 more Chinese apps, including PUBG

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.

Government extends 'Work from Home' for IT firms till 2020-end

22 Jul 2020

Government extends 'Work from Home' for IT firms till 2020-end

With rising coronavirus cases overwhelming the medical infrastructure, the government has, once again, decided to relax remote working norms for IT companies and BPOs.

Google for India: New product announcements teased for July 13

12 Jul 2020

Google for India: New product announcements teased for July 13

Google plans to hold its sixth annual "Google for India" event on Monday, July 13.

Banned Chinese sites SHEIN, Club Factory still operating in India

10 Jul 2020

Banned Chinese sites SHEIN, Club Factory still operating in India

Over a week ago, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps, including those operated by some popular e-commerce companies from the neighboring country.

#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more

31 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more

This week, we saw plenty of developments in the tech world.

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.