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Monday, August 10, 2020

Aashish Aryan


Aashish Aryan is a Principal Correspondent With The Indian Express. He tweets @cubscribe

BharatNet equipment shifting: BBNL, CSC agree to iron out differences, work together
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Following meetings in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) between officials from BBNL and CSC, the two agencies decided it was in everyone’s best interest if CSC continued to work on last mile connectivity under BharatNet as agreed.

Falling cash usage in May-Jul: Transaction value via UPI 24% higher than that of IMPS
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

During May, June, and July, for example, the total number of transactions done through the NPCI’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) stood at 1,234.5 million, 1,336.9 million, and 1,497.3 million, respectively.

Explained: Why has Trump cited the action by India to order bans on TikTok, WeChat?
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

The order states that 45 days from now, no US citizen or any citizen on whom US laws apply, will be allowed to carry out any transactions with either ByteDance or its subsidiaries, which include TikTok, or Tencent Holdings, which owns WeChat.

To gear up for 5G, IoT, Telecom Dept to retrain officers; create expert pool
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

The training this time will, however, be held online due to international travel restrictions on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, DoT said in the memorandum.

Recruiters to trainees, veterans, the services sector bears brunt
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

From food to aviation, and IT to hospitality, the decimation caused by the economic distress is echoing across the services sector, which is estimated to employ over 33 per cent of the employed population and contribute over 55 per cent to the GDP.

Explained: What US job curbs mean for Indian H1-B holders
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Indian H1-B Visa Holders: Trump has signed an executive order barring federal agencies from hiring H-1B visa holders and other foreign workers in place of US citizens or green card holders. How will the new order impact Indian workers in the US?

Govt to launch data centre policy soon, may suggest single-window clearance
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Among the major policy introductions in the new data centre policy framework, the MeitY is likely to push for usage of renewable energy such as solar energy for day-to-day operations of the building which will house the data disks, an official said.

July harder than June, migrants out of work hit economic wall at home
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

A key bellwether of activity in the manufacturing sector slipped in July after two months of steady growth reflecting the adverse impact of localised lockdowns by states to fight the surging Covid curve.

Explained: What is the antitrust trial against Big Tech in the US?
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple have been under the radar of governments in many countries for being big spenders and trying to steamroll competition.

Explained: What is the production linked incentive scheme for electronics manufacturers?
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Unlike the previous electronics manufacturing schemes, there has been considerable interest in the PLI scheme so far. Here's why

Global electronic giants seek to ramp up India play
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

The scheme, open for a total of 5 years, aims to give out incentives worth `5,334 cr in total in the first year.

Explained: Why is spyware, stalkerware gaining traction during the pandemic?
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Spy and stalkerware apps, like viruses and other malware, infect devices that are connected to the internet.

DoT overrules pvt contractors’ objections, gives CSC nod to complete fibre, WiFi work
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

The CSCs are a special purpose vehicle for essential services such as banking, insurance, and education.

DoT to telcos: Conduct physical verification of bulk subscribers every 6 months, note details of premises
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked telecom companies to include details such as latitude and longitude of the premises along with the date and time when the physical verification of such customers is done.

Risk of China cyber attacks, DoT seeks security audit
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Government officials said such attacks have increased multifold since the border clash with Chinese troops on June 15 and the ban on 59 apps linked to China.

NCLAT opens window to let firms exit resolution process — and settle
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

This provides a new window of opportunity for companies to come out of the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) midway through the formalities and settle with lenders.

Manufacturers fret as sudden lockdowns hit logistics of production
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

“Even if we want, we can’t start the plant as workers who left can’t return immediately. Our vendor's plant is facing a similar problem, so I won’t get supplies for production,” a senior official of a leading manufacturer in Karnataka said.

TDSAT interim relief for telcos in premium plan case
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

The regulatory body can, however, continue its probe against both the telcos, the TDSAT said.

TRAI: ‘Incorrect to say Jio plaint triggered probe into premium service plans of other telcos’
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

The main issue, the regulator said, was that offers of ‘priority on network “may unilaterally alter the service quality of other customers without any communication to them”.

Jio 5G explained: What does the solution mean to Reliance, and its users?
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Jio is said to have a complete end-to-end 5G solution prepared by the company itself that is ready for deployment once the networks are in place.

Explained: What is non-personal data?
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

In its most basic form, non-personal data is any set of data which does not contain personally identifiable information. This in essence means that no individual or living person can be identified by looking at such data.

TDSAT: No interim stay on Trai direction to telcos to stop premium services
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The case will be now heard on Thursday. There will, however, be no interim stay on Trai’s direction to the telcos to stop the services on its premium plans.

As migrant workers returned home, rural data use spiked
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Data consumption under BharatNet across the country in the April-June quarter was 5.52 lakh gigabyte (GB) as compared to 2.47 lakh GB in January-March.

Google sets up India fund, plans to invest $10 bn over 5-7 yrs
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

The announcement comes close on the heels of New Delhi signalling curbs on Chinese technology investments and banning 59 mobile apps with links to Chinese technology majors such as Alibaba – one of the largest Chinese investors in Indian startups.