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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology


Charging up electronic goods exports: Target $120 bn by FY26

January 25, 2022 3:46 am

Speaking at the launch of the second volume of the road-map, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said for achieving the target, the government would work as a unit and not in silos as had been the norm in the past.

DLI scheme: IT Ministry seeks applications from domestic companies

January 17, 2022 8:58 am

In a press note, the Ministry said under the DLI scheme, domestic companies, startups as well as MSMEs will receive fiscal and design infrastructure support at various stages of development and deployment of their plans over the next five years.

Over 75 accounts of various social media websites blocked for fake, inciting content

January 09, 2022 7:26 am

🔴 One such Twitter handle, sources said, was a fake video of a Cabinet briefing, in which audio from another source was overlapped on the video, the official said.

Democratic countries need to think about creating safe, accountable internet: MoS IT

November 27, 2021 8:32 pm

With the world's largest rural broadband programme, India would soon have more than 1 billion people on the internet, said Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar

‘Algos, if infringing on rights of citizens, must be dealt with’

November 02, 2021 3:28 am

“These are all areas we need to discuss publicly. Algorithms that infringe on Articles 14, 19, and 21 of any citizen are still an infringement. Our main job is to protect the right to free speech, privacy, and the right to non-discrimination online just as the government does offline,” Chandrasekhar said.

SOP for IT Rules by this week: Clarity on powers, jurisdiction of agencies likely

October 27, 2021 1:08 am

The need for SOPs for the intermediary guidelines was felt again following the controversy on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s post on social media platforms, where he had posted a photo of the parents of a nine-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped.

SOP for IT Rules: Clarity on sections 69 (A), 79 of IT Act, liability of cos likely

September 27, 2021 12:32 am

Section 69 (A) of the IT Act gives the Centre the power to “block for access by the public or cause to be blocked for access by the public any information generated, transmitted, received, stored or hosted in any computer resource”.

SOPs for IT rules: Social media cos may meet Ministry again

August 30, 2021 7:01 am

The need for an SOP for the intermediary guidelines was felt once again, following the recent controversy over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s social media post, wherein he had shared a photo of the parents of a nine-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped.

WhatsApp lawsuit: Act of defiance... privacy a right but national security also our job, says Centre

May 27, 2021 1:10 pm

“WhatsApp’s challenge, at the very last moment, and despite having sufficient time and opportunity available during consultation process and after the rules were enacted, to the Intermediary Guidelines is an unfortunate attempt to prevent the same from coming into effect,” the MeitY said.

Whatsapp’s either-or stand on privacy may add to legal troubles, govt decision soon

May 12, 2021 5:35 pm

Earlier this month on May 7, WhatsApp said it would not delete any accounts that did not accept its updated terms of privacy policy by May 15.