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The Karnataka high court last year dismissed Twitter’s plea challenging 2021 takedown orders and fined the American company ?50 lakh for failing to act on time
PhonePe launches Indus Appstore, India's first major rival to Google Play Store with 200,000+ apps; aims for local, personalized experience, free payment gateway choice.
The portals include central repository of videos prepared by the government, a new website for registration of newspapers and magazines, & centralised website for all government advertisements
Meity issued emergency blocking orders against 177 social media accounts related to farmers’ protests to maintain public order, following MHA's request.
Ministry of Electronics and IT plans to introduce Digital Personal Data Protection rules with a transition period of 6 months to 1 year, ahead of Lok Sabha elections.
Supreme Court struck down electoral bond scheme, declaring it to be “unconstitutional” because it completely anonymised contributions made to political parties.
In 2017, the EC wrote to the law ministry, asking for amendments to the Income Tax Act and Companies Act to increase transparency of funding of political parties
The BJP’s biggest rival, the Indian National Congress, received 9.4% or ?1,123.31 crore of all bonds encashed until March 2023.
The IT ministry decided to issue an order blocking the end-to-end encrypted email service at the request of TN police over a hoax bomb threat sent to 13 schools
MIB issued a notice to the magazine on Friday. Later, an inter-departmental meeting was held on Monday; a magazine team member attended without a lawyer.
The central government through its citizen engagement portal MyGov India will award influencers across 20 categories for their impactful contributions to India’s digital landscape, the electronics and IT ministry said in a statement on Monday.
Participants, the government notification said, will get rewards of up to ?10 lakh and commendation certificates
If the efforts are successful, this will be the first time India will get a cluster mirroring all 13 root servers that underpin the internet
The House panel has asked the government to strengthen the cybersecurity of government websites and other critical digital infrastructure
Fraudsters use dummy fingers or rubber fingers to take out money through the Aadhaar-enabled Payment System
The officials discussed how to create a standard operating procedure to return funds to the victims from fraudulent accounts
The panel also opined that regulation of Indian fintech apps would be more feasible for the regulatory bodies such as RBI and NPCI in comparison to foreign entities which have multiple jurisdictions
The House panel has asked the ministry of electronics and information technology to prioritise the drafting of data protection rules and to ensure that the process is completed within the prescribed period of six months
The Lokpal is currently headed by justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty, who is the acting chairperson. Of the two VC posts, one is vacant.
The Sharad Pawar faction had submitted its three preferences for party name on ECI’s directives to enable its leaders to contest the Rajya Sabha polls
The portal digitally monitors and tracks the restoration and repatriation of children as per protocols given under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
The Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation criticises the contentious Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023
Legal experts say the provision has created a grey area for who can direct intermediaries to remove content, for what reason, and if it can be challenged
IMI said that it wants metaverse operators and users to share accountability and responsibility in cases of intellectual property rights infringement
The key hurdles to 5G deployment that stakeholders highlighted included infrastructure limitations, spectrum availability and affordability, and regulatory hurdles while getting permissions and licences
In the bill, O’Brien has proposed making online threats against women “cognizable and non-bailable offences” which at the minimum attract a jail time of up to three years and/or a fine of up to ?50,000
Electoral bonds are sold four times a year – January, April, July and October, and for another 30 days in the year general elections are held
Presenting the Union interim budget for the 2024-25 financial year, Sitharaman said innovation was the foundation of development
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said that a new scheme will be announced to strengthen deep tech technologies for defence purposes and atma nirbharta
India's finance ministry has reduced customs duty on certain goods used in mobile phone manufacturing from 15% to 10%, a move expected to lower device prices slightly. The reduction applies to components such as SIM sockets, screws, battery covers, and GSM antennas. Customs duty on other parts including resin, mesh, adhesive, and sponge has been cut to zero. The move aims to boost the country's mobile hardware industry and eliminate duty inversions caused by recent free trade agreements. The exact implementation date for the lower duty has not been specified.