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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Ravi Shankar Prasad


Prasad says govt for Judicial Service, with reservation for SC/ST, OBCs

February 28, 2021 7:34 am

“We also wish to give proper reservation to SC, ST, OBC so that the inclusive character of the judiciary may also come about. I am very keenly pushing it,” he said.

Comments against judges a disturbing new trend: Ravi Shankar Prasad

February 27, 2021 10:30 pm

Prasad was addressing a function here organised to mark the inauguration of a new building of the Patna High Court by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, in presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, among others.

Privacy vs curbs: New IT Rules reflect global trend but sweeping blacklist puts law and order at centre

February 26, 2021 5:53 pm

These rules come even as a Joint Parliamentary Committee is in the final stages of discussion of a privacy Bill that covers aspects such as the role of social media intermediaries and the reach of Big Tech companies, and the privacy accorded to the users on such platforms.

IT Min rejects demands, to not extend first year PLI deadline

February 23, 2021 8:20 am

The PLI scheme for mobile, allied components and certain other specified electronic component was announced in April 2020, with incentives of 4-6 per cent.

Cabinet approves PLI scheme for telecom sector worth Rs 12,195 crore

February 18, 2021 7:12 am

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government expects that the scheme will lead to enhanced production of more than Rs 2,44,200 crores of telecom equipment in the country, export worth Rs 1,95,360 crores over the next five years.

New nodal agency to tackle fraud, pesky SMSes & calls

February 16, 2021 12:07 am

At a high level meeting presided by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Ministry decided that apart from the DIU at the nodal level, a Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP) will also be set up at all the 22 license service area level.

Changes to arbitration law get Lok Sabha nod

February 13, 2021 1:55 am

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Bill seeks to check “fly-by-night operators” who take advantage of the law to get favourable award by fraud.

Social media platforms must respect law of land: Ravi Shankar Prasad

February 12, 2021 1:28 am

The government, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, was committed to freedom of media and rights of individuals but it was equally concerned about safety, security, and law and order in the country.

Airtel conducts 5G demo in Hyderabad; permits soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad

January 29, 2021 12:08 am

The development comes just days after Airtel’s rival and India’s largest telecom company Reliance Jio announced that it has begun advanced 5G tests on its network and bring 5G in India as soon as this year.

Ravi Shankar Prasad on WhatsApp privacy policy: Sanctity, privilege of personal communication needs to be maintained

January 20, 2021 6:02 am

IAMAI India Digital Summit 2021: IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says India is today the hub of mobile manufacturing and this process is irreversible... India must become the biggest manufacturing centre of laptops, of machine-2-machine equipment, of tablets etc.


PM Modi, other lawmakers take oath as Monsoon Session of Parliament kicks off

June 19, 2019 10:11 am

The Lok Sabha will have a total of 30 sittings and Rajya Sabha 27 sittings, ending July 26.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at Express Adda in Mumbai

June 09, 2016 1:57 pm

At the Express Adda, Prasad was in conversation with Vandita Mishra, National Opinion Editor, The Indian Express, and Maneesh Chhibber, National Bureau Chief, The Indian Express.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani participate in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’

September 26, 2014 12:33 pm

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani were seen participating in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.


Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Parliament about the plan to control WhatsApp rumours

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

The Union Minister made an elaborate speech in the Rajya Sabha where he listed out the various incidents of violence - like lynching - which were reported because of rumour-mongering on WhatsApp and laid out the plan to tackle it.

Budget 2016-17 provides boost to electronics manufacturing sector: Ravi Shankar Prasad

March 01, 2016 11:17 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Union Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday praised Budget 2016-17. He said that with India emerging as a global hub of electronic manufacturing, the proposals relating to the sector were welcome. He added that a lot has improved, but more needed to be done in the communication sector and the government is ready to take all the required measures.

Ayush Ministry to collaborate with WHO: Prasad

February 17, 2016 11:31 am

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Union Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the Cabinet has decided to collaborate Ayush Ministry with the World Health Organization (WHO). He further said the decision has been taken to give a filip to the branding for international acceptability and create awareness about Indian system of medicines.

Telecom Minister lauds mobile companies for spreading mobile technology

January 10, 2016 1:22 pm

Mumbai, Jan 10 (ANI): Union Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday appreciated the mobile companies for spreading mobile technology in the entire country. He said the responsibilities of the mobile operators do not end there; their main responsibility is to provide good service and for this the government is ready to take any strict actions. He further stated that if mobile operators can provide mobile services to villages, they should also provide better services as it is their responsibility.

NDA Government Intolerant Of Dissent?

August 18, 2015 10:55 am