Pranav Mukul


Government likely to unveil roadmap for achieving $1-trillion revenue in IT sector
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Ravi Shankar Prasad will discuss potential “lighthouse projects” to help the sector in achieving the said target.

UIDAI on mandatory linking: ‘Link Aadhaar as early as possible to avoid inconvenience’
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The government is reportedly planning to make Aadhaar linking mandatory for a number of other services such as property registration to keep a check on benami transactions.

If someone tries to defeat spirit of net neutrality, they will be held accountable: Trai chairman RS Sharma
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Trai chairman R S SHARMA suggested that they would help create checks and balances where exclusions from rules create possibility for violation of the broader net neutrality principle.

Cryptocurrency: The bits of Bitcoin
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

It’s value, which crossed $11,000 yesterday, has grown about 880% against dollar from Jan; here's how it works and what is propelling it to shoot up.

Huge things are going to happen on internet, it’s important to keep it open and free: Trai chairman RS Sharma
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

RS Sharma tells why it is important for the country to adopt a neutral internet.

Global Conference on Cyberspace: Need global partnerships to defend attacks spread across borders
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Talks at GCCS revolved mostly around increased govt roles and better collaboration to counter the ever-changing threat landscape.

IKEA’s foray: Swedish flavour in Indian market
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

The home-furnishing firm, which is also known for its gastronomical offerings at cafeterias inside its stores, is providing glimpse of what will be offered at its stores and says it will focus on bringing the Swedish cuisine.

Right for all to access the internet is ‘non-negotiable’, says Ravi Shankar Prasad at global cyberspace meet
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

"Cyberspace technologies must remain an enabler for our people. The quest for an open and accessible internet often leads to vulnerability," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi

‘Hej Home’ opened in Hyderabad: IKEA provides a sneak peek into upcoming products
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

“This home is in an Indian mall, but with solutions from IKEA, where we are catering the customer needs based on research we have done about how people want to live"

IKEA Hej Home offers glimpse of furnishing solutions ahead of Hyderbad store launch
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Set up at an investment of 100,000 euros at Hyderabad, the 3,000 square feet Hej Home will be open till the store commences operations in six months.

Cabinet likely to take up proposal on top judges’ pay hike today
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

As per the judges’ salary Acts, the Chief Justice of India currently draws a “salary” of Rs 1 lakh “per mensem” (per month) while fellow judges of the Supreme Court and Chief Justices of High Courts get Rs 90,000 each.

Safety Norms for Drones: Better enforcement, safer skies
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

To monitor wrongful use of remotely piloted aircraft, the regulator has options such as financial penalties, cancellation of permit and blacklisting of operators but experts say that education and training of drone operators are needed for effective enforcement of the rules.

Global Conference on Cyber Space: Event to witness 15 delegates from China
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

The conference, which is considered to be one of the most important global platforms for cyber security and internet governance issues, will be held later this week on Thursday and Friday.

Regional connectivity scheme Phase II: Massive ramp-up in air links to North East, J-K
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Civil Aviation Ministry identifies 24 airports and helipads, 9 in Arunachal which faces China; Kargil, Kishtwar in J&K.

We would like to participate in India’s road and railways expansion projects: Canada’s Minister for Transport Marc Garneau
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Canadian companies have the potential of being involved with the expansion of the railway system. We are very interested in that, said Marc Garneau.

Mid-air technical snag: Engine fire or not? One incident, two versions
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

AAIB in its letter to AviationMin said there was a fire due to rubbing and excessive friction, but the govt said there was “no fire as confirmed by GoAir”.

Infrastructure projects: Rise in land compensation cost a challenge for highways, airports
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Land cost for highways is now 100% of civil cost against 10% of total project cost about a decade ago.

UN agency’s audit of Indian aviation sector from Monday
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Representatives of ICAO, who are expected to arrive in India on Saturday, are also likely to review the functioning of operators including GoAir, Air India Charters, Kestrel Aviation, among others.

Draft norms for drones: Skies clear but conditions apply
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

As per draft guidelines, operators will have to receive a unique identification number from DGCA for drones, for which requirements such as identity and address proof documents, purpose & area of operation and security clearances will be needed.

‘Indigo’s P&W compensation at over Rs 100 crore’
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

IndiGo’s net profit for the reporting quarter stood at Rs 551.56 crore, compared with Rs 139.85 crore during the corresponding period last year.

Rising passenger traffic: AAI plans Rs 4,200-cr new terminals at 7 airports
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

The official informed that the current available capacity at Indian airports is 282 million passengers per annum, whereas the demand forecast for 2020-21 is 396 million passengers per annum.

Handling the rise in air traffic: A multiple-airport theory
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

The current capacity of Indian airports is 282 million passengers per annum, whereas the demand forecast for 2020-21 is 396 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority of India has written to West Bengal and Tamil Nadu for second airports in Kolkata and Chennai to handle the increasing number of air travellers

Targeted delivery: Grievance system, robust cybersecurity critical to Aadhaar’s success
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Even as the govt is making efforts to make Aadhaar mandatory for schemes and services, experts say that it is necessary put in place safeguards such as secure data security system for a successful unique identity programme.

Google’s Project Loon: DGCA to study balloon-powered internet project from next month
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Under the 'Project Loon', the internet giant would use balloons floating at a height of 20 kilometers above earth surface for transmission of internet services.

‘We’re making a contribution to India’s green targets; projects worth €2 bn being appraised’: European Investment Bank
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

European Investment Bank (EIB), which is a multi-lateral lender representing the 28 member nations of the EU, signed pacts to finance Bangalore Metro project and renewable energy projects in India.

Data protection: Legal backing, people’s trust hold the key
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Constitutional support for data safety is the foundation stone for a strong e-governance ecosystem in Estonia.

Hike in jet fuel price: Limited ability of airlines to increase fares might hit profitability
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Even as the yearly increase in ATF prices may be slower in India than the global average, on an absolute basis though, it is significantly more expensive for airlines here.

Trai seeks views on in-flight mobile calls, Internet
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

The telecom watchdog has sought views from stakeholders by October 27 on whether only internet services should be provided on aircraft, or mobile communication services, or both.

Most of our investments now going into 4G, 5G; 2G also likely to co-exist: Bharti Airtel
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Even as majority of the company’s investments are now going into new generation telephony services, older ones such as 2G will also continue to have some traction, said Bharti Airtel’s CEO and MD (India & South Asia) Gopal Vittal.

IndiGo to switch part of A320neo order into larger A321neo
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

The airline has, however, not made any changes to the engine order and its A321neos will be equipped with the same geared turbofan engines

Centre sets up high-level forum, eyes 5G rollout by 2020
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

The high-level forum will evaluate and approve roadmaps and action plans with a broader target of rolling out 5G in India by 2020.

IUC should not be a profit vertical for telecom companies: TRAI chairman R S Sharma
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Trai chairman R S Sharma, in an interview with The Indian Express, pointed out that IUC should not be seen as a “profit vertical” by telecom companies, and consequently should not have any impact on the stressed sector.

Centre constitutes high-level forum on 5G
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

The high-level forum will evaluate and approve roadmaps and action plans with a broader target of rolling out 5G in India by 2020.

Lower IUC may dial up competition among telecom firms, consumers stand to gain
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Traditionally, Indian telecom firms have responded to competitive tariff by matching the offerings in order to prevent and reduce churn of customers on their networks. This time, the situation may not be any different.

India-EU Bilateral summit likely next month: EU readies action plan for key deliverables
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The plans for the 14th bilateral summit were discussed at a meeting between EU’s high representative and vice president Federica Mogherini and Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj at New Delhi in April.

Post-Reshuffle: Key eco ministries get stronger Cabinet foothold
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

Portfolios headed by Ministers of State with independent charge drops to 12 from 15 after Sunday’s rejig with crucial ministries like coal, commerce, petroleum and skill development now under ministers with Cabinet-rank