With the rising popularity of localised content among the Indian users, global platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are focussing on tapping the market
A senior official at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that through this exercise the government aims to scrutinise in hardware component as well as preloaded software and apps to find potential loopholes.
In the new Civil Aviation Policy, the Centre laid down its aim for developing India as an MRO hub for aircraft. “The MRO business of Indian carriers is at around Rs 5,000 crore, 90 per cent of which is currently spent outside India — in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, etc.
We are soon going to give recommendations to the government on this issue,” he added. On Wednesday, The Indian Express reported that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning to send its officials to China for a 10-day training course, organised by the intergovernmental organisation Asia-Pacific Telecommunity.
During the training, being organised by intergovernmental organisation Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, participants will get to know the basic characteristics of 4G/5G and trends, network security protection methods, best practice of the Smart City and IoT
BSNL further said that the affected devices that it identified were mostly of customers that still had default “admin” password on their modems, and those which are associated with already-infected computers/devices.
In January, Arvind Panagariya had raised the first red flag on the possibility of taxpayers being harassed post-demonetisation and had reportedly written to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Jio phone effect: Adoption of ‘walled garden’ and potential quality issues are some of the hurdles that need to be cleared to ensure mass adoption of upgraded feature phones. Analysts also suggest that lack of a familiar ecosystem could be a hindrance for the device’s mass adoption.
To do this, the flag-carrier would convert the first three rows of the all-economy class aircraft to business class by having 12 seats in a configuration of two-by-two, compared with three-by-two in the current configuration that add up to 18 economy seats.
The practice of people driving down to far off locations to pick up a furniture unit, bringing it back home, and building it themselves might not work here, according to Ikea India’s deputy country manager Patrik Antoni.
A senior government official said that a 100 per cent stake sale of the airline would be difficult, considering it would make all the files of Air India private property of its new owner, and the ongoing case by the CBI into the purchase of 111 aircraft might face hurdles because of it.
The company did not respond to an e-mail from The Indian Express seeking the exact amount it hopes to save by cutting non-vegetarian food from the economy menu on domestic flights. But company officials had clearly indicated last week that this would be in the region of Rs 8-10 crore.
With the Goods and Services Tax laws replacing the old tax laws, ATF for small aircraft has lost its declared goods status. However, since petroleum products are out of GST ambit, states are free to consider ATF bought for all purposes, as one.
A website has claimed to have posted subscriber data of Reliance Jio customers, including email IDs, names and Aadhaar numbers, on the website magicapk.com. While it couldn’t be confirmed whether the data related to all of Jio’s 120 million subscribers was uploaded, queries made through the website for some older numbers returned with information of all the fields.
The genesis of the Niti Aayog studying the possibility of allowing private cars to operate as carpools comes from the rising problem of traffic and congestion in urban centres of the country. In the national capital alone, Delhi Police has identified 55 areas prone to congestion or traffic jam.
As per the internal targets set by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), rest of the gram panchayats in the first phase of the flagship BharatNet project are expected to have active connectivity in the next three months.
It is further likely to include, in its report, the suggestion of having an annual survey of enterprises such as health and education, which are excluded from GST.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that those depositing black money abroad will face more problems once Switzerland starts sharing data with India about funds stashed by Indians there.
GST rollout: Alongside a markdown in inventories by consumer goods and auto dealers, pharmaceuticals too have reported a slowdown in stocking, with this trend being more pronounced in the case of small and medium players.
A BSF official said Mehrishi, who was in Srinagar on an official visit, had boarded the BSF flight at around 11:30 IST. Around 12 noon, the official said, the pilot realised that he was on a collision course with an IndiGo flight and changed course “in the nick of time”.
Petya ransomware cyberattack:According to a cyber security firm it is possible to prevent files being infected by Petya by creating a read-only file under C:\Windows\ using the name “perfc”.
The Petya ransomware, in a manner similar to Wannacry ransomware, locks down a system and seeks ransom from the victims to give them access to their data. Petya demands $300 worth of Bitcoin crypto-currency to restore access to the files.
What the industry has sought is that if an aggregator of old bottles purchased a bottle for Rs 2 and sold it to an alcohol company for Rs 3, then 18 per cent tax should be levied on the one-rupee margin made by the aggregator.
Speaking at the White House after his meeting Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Trump said Ivanka had been invited to lead the US delegation of entrepreneurs.
The GSTN has selected 34 GSPs to provide an additional channel for filing returns and other compliances relating to GST. The GSTN portal will be able to handle the load of smaller taxpayers who will enter up to 100-200 invoices.
"80 lakh taxpayers are already there, and we’re expecting annual growth of 5 per cent. But some 5-10 lakh new taxpayers will be there because some sectors that were not being taxed in the present regime, will be under tax in GST, like textiles, sugar, diamonds."
The finance ministry on Monday said to ensure smooth roll-out of GST and taking into account the feedback received from the industry regarding the provisions of TDS and TCS are kept in abeyance.
The Niti Aayog's report, submitted before the United Nations, acknowledges that anti-poverty programmes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) helped weaker sections of the society.
Niti Aayog, in the draft of its 3-year action plan, has suggested steps such as creating adequate living and office space, preventing slum creation, building new cities for increased urbanisation and improved quality of urban life
GST rollout: This week, online marketplace Paytm Mall announced a three-day Pre-GST Clearance Sale from June 13-15, in which over 6,000 retailers sold more than 500 brands.
In an interview with The Indian Express, Dutta pointed out that entrepreneurship and increased focus on domestic market will help create more jobs.
While a slew of measures, such as interest subvention for home loans up to Rs12 lakh, by the government may resolve the demand-side issues, a key supply constraint remains in form of high-land cost.
The meeting, which is expected to be held on June 16, will be chaired by IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
A clutch of petitions filed by those opposing what they call the unchecked use of Aadhaar is currently in the Supreme Court.
The Goods and Services Tax Network has placed the draft RFP for public feedback to hire a Managed Service Provider for developing backend
Industry questions govt’s maths of input tax credit, saying its estimates do not concur with the Centre’s