The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) Bill, 2019, which seeks to replace an ordinance issued in March this year by the previous government, was passed by Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The Bill was already passed by Lok Sabha on July 10.
The transaction volumes in the first month of the current financial year (till April 30, 2019) alone stood at about 313 crore, Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
While India is yet to take a stand on whether or not to allow Huawei in 5G trials, officials at the telecom department have indicated that a decision will be taken in consultation with the ministries of home affairs and external affairs.
The government has established National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) for protection of critical information infrastructure in the country, as per the provisions of section 70A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, he said.
A comprehensive revival plan for two state-owned firms BSNL and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) is under preparation, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused the Opposition of adopting double standards on the issue of EVMs. He said leaders from their parties had become chief ministers, and the Prime Minister, through the same voting process.
Responding to supplementaries during Question Hour, Prasad said during natural calamities such as floods and cyclones, only state-run telecom companies BSNL and MTNL extend free services to subscribers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Under attack over RSS chief’s call for a reconsideration of quotas, BJP on Monday distanced itself from its ideological mentor, insisting it was against any such review as it sought to stave off Lalu Prasad’s attemts to rally the backwards around in high-stake Bihar polls following Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks. As the RJD chief attacked Prime […]
In this Idea Exchange, moderated by Chief of Bureau Maneesh Chhibber, Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says the Congress stalling of Parliament was meant to derail passing of the GST Bill, tells Nitish Kumar he cannot claim to be the ‘epitome of Bihar DNA’, and dismisses claims of mobile phone radiation as part of […]