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Many global software cos will emerge from India in 5-10 years: Google CEO Pichai

Thursday, January 5, 2017 | More »

Sundar Pichai
Google’s Sundar Pichai is confident that several large global software firms will emerge from India over the next 5-10 years, driven by world-class entrepreneurs. The chief executive of the world’s second-most valuable company by market cap said this in a student interaction at his alma ...

IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Modi govt to appoint chief IT officers in all ministries, set up e-governance academy

In what may bring the ageing information technology (IT) systems used in government offices back to life and usher in professionalism, the ministry of electronics and IT plans to have a chief information technology officer (CITO) deputed across government ministries. Also, to boost the National Demo...

15 September, 2016 | More »

Rahul Gandhi

Net Neutrality: Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at PM’s Digital India plan

Rahul Gandhi today accused the government of delaying a decision on the issue of net neutrality on “pretext” of repeated discussions and took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his ‘Digital India’ scheme cannot become a “euphemism” for an Internet contr...

31 January, 2016 | More »


Digital India: Tech startups hope for strong execution and accountability

While the Digital India program is expected to further propel the country’s e-commerce industry and fasten India’s transition to a knowledge economy, a common viewpoint is that archaic cyber laws, last mile connectivity bottlenecks and feeble infrastructure could be major deterrents to t...

3 July, 2015 | More »


What is Modi’s game plan for digital revolution?

The Union Cabinet has approved the ‘Digital India’ programme, which aims to connect all gram panchayats by broadband internet, promote e-governance and transform India into a connected knowledge economy. Under the programme, various projects worth about Rs 1 lakh crore would be undertake...

21 August, 2014 | More »


IT industry excited about government’s ‘Digital India’ plan: Nasscom

Seeking a deeper engagement in the ‘Digital India’ initiative, IT industry body Nasscom today said it plans to hold a roundtable with government officials to discuss the role that the over $ 100 billion industry can play in implementing the ambitious plan. The Cabinet yesterday approved ...

21 August, 2014 | More »