Project Pegasus: Israel's NSO Group is at the heart of the alleged state surveillance of thousands of human rights activists, lawyers, journalists, politicians, and dissidents in countries including India.
The Indian Express had in 2019 reported that Facebook-owned WhatsApp had confirmed use of Pegasus to target journalists and human right activists in India. WhatsApp had made the disclosure in a lawsuit it had filed in a US court in San Francisco.
Several states in India are allowing vaccinated travellers into their respective jurisdictions without a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate. Are there central guidelines on this? What does this mean for the aviation industry?
While the pandemic has severely hit the services sector, business improved for consumer internet companies after the initial lockdown last year. These benefited once home delivery of food was permitted while restaurants were not allowed to open.
In addition to R S Sharma and Nandan Nilekani, other members on the advisory council are Quality Control of India Chairman Adil Zainulbhai, Avaana Capital Founder Anjali Bansal, Digital India Foundation Co-Founder Arvind Gupta, National Payments Corporation India CEO Dilip Asbe, National Security Depository MD Suresh Sethi, CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal, and Retailers Association of India CEO Kumar Rajagopalan
Last week, investors of Devas Multimedia moved a US federal court seeking the takeover of Air India assets to enforce payments awarded in a $160 million arbitration compensation over a failed satellite deal with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Among top regulators, markets monitor Securities and Exchange Board of India has a one-year period before its chairman or whole-time member can accept other employment after tenure. The Reserve Bank of India also has a cooling-off period of one year for its Governor and Deputy Governors.
From the top finance official who took over as HDFC Bank chairman just last month to the senior industries official who joined the board of tractor manufacturer Escorts Ltd within six months of retirement.
In December last year, an antitrust lawsuit was filed against Facebook alleging that has harmed competition by buying up smaller companies like Instagram and WhatsApp to squash the threat they posed to its business.
Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has accused foreign firms of arrogance and of flouting Indian laws by indulging in predatory pricing practices. What exactly did he say, and what is the significance of the timing of his comments?
The company, which raised $266 million from the IPO, was caught in a political and legal controversy in India last year, when the Kerala government, which appointed the firm for a Covid data management project, was alleged to have shared data without user consent.
The government has proposed changes to the e-commerce rules under the Consumer Protection Act. What changes for online shoppers and for companies? How is it similar to the rules for social media companies?
The draft rules released Monday are broadly in line with the IT intermediary rules announced for social media companies earlier this year. Representatives of local traders and sellers described the proposed norms as a step to “purify” the e-commerce landscape of the country.
In all of these three major projects, Infosys’ products saw performance issues. Government sources said Ministry of Corporate Affairs faced major issues in the rollout of version 2 of its MCA21 portal by Infosys in March 2016.
New Income Tax e-filing portal: On Saturday, Infosys chief operating officer Pravin Rao spoke on this issue at the company’s 40th Annual General Meeting, and said that the company is working to resolve the concerns in the new income-tax e-filing portal.