Govt to change laws to allow optional Aadhaar-based KYC

Payal Ganguly

The Union Cabinet has okayed proposed changes to laws in a bid to allow optional Aadhaar-based KYC for opening a bank account ....

18 December, 2018

In-flight calls, WiFi a step closer to reality as govt notifies rules

Payal Ganguly

The central government’s Department of Telecommunications has notified a set of of rules for enabling in-flight connectivity ....

17 December, 2018
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Madras High Court enforces blanket ban on online sale of medicines

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

In another setback for e-pharmacies, the Madras High Court on Monday enforced a blanket ban on the sale of online medicines till ....

17 December, 2018

As India seeks to curb fake news, Facebook and Twitter may need licences to operate

Payal Ganguly

Social media platforms and publishers with a presence in India may have to get a license to operate in the country, if the draft ....

14 December, 2018

Delhi High Court orders pan-India ban on online sale of medicines

Binu Paul

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a ruling prohibiting e-pharmacies from selling medicines online without a valid licence ....

13 December, 2018

India, UK govts co-host tech event; startup fund in the works

Shweta Sharma

The governments of India and the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday co-hosted FutureTech Fest in New Delhi, bringing together more ....

12 December, 2018
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Norms tweaked for listing Indian startups on stock exchanges

Ankit Doshi

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday approved norms for the listing of tech-oriented startups and new-age ....

12 December, 2018

Drone makers, digital wallet companies unite to form industry lobby DICE

Payal Ganguly

Private sector stakeholders who represent businesses that straddle emerging technologies have come together to form an industry ....

12 December, 2018

WhatsApp officials meet MeitY on traceability of fake news

Payal Ganguly

Executives from instant messaging app WhatsApp met with officials at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) ....

7 December, 2018

RBI to install grievance redressal scheme for digital financial transactions

Payal Ganguly

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said it will install an ombudsman scheme for digital financial transactions by January 2019. ....

6 December, 2018
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Direct overseas listing proposed with eye on cheaper money for startups

Ankit Doshi

A panel constituted by market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed "direct" listing ....

5 December, 2018

Suspension of e-sign mandates to delay loan processing time for fintech startups

Payal Ganguly

Digital lenders faced another roadblock as the National Payments Corporation of India has issued a circular, stating that e-sign ....

26 November, 2018

Digital lending to India MSMEs can grow to $100 bn by 2023: Omidyar-BCG report

Shweta Sharma

Digital lending to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in India can grow 10 to 15-fold by 2023 to Rs 6-7 trillion ($80-100 ....

23 November, 2018

EU says India's data localisation moves may have negative impact on businesses

Anirban Ghoshal

The European Union, which formulated its own data privacy law named GDPR this year, has said that India's move to localise ....

21 November, 2018

Corporate affairs ministry asks startups to explain investor premium, valuation

Payal Ganguly

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued notices to almost 2,000 startups questioning the valuations at which they raised ....

20 November, 2018

Karnataka govt to set up body for tackling startup-related policy challenges 

Anand J

The Karnataka government is working towards setting up a body that will look into policy challenges raised by startups. The ....

19 November, 2018

Telecom regulator mulls framework for WhatsApp, other OTT services

Payal Ganguly

The country’s telecom regulator has issued a consultation paper to explore a regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) ....

13 November, 2018

Difficult to build the ‘perfect lock’ to check fake news, says Twitter's Jack Dorsey

Payal Ganguly

As Chhattisgarh goes to vote on Monday, kick-starting polls for five states and raising concerns of fake news flooding social ....

12 November, 2018

Two years after demonetisation: How digital transactions fared since note ban

Payal Ganguly

Two years after the government rendered high-value currency notes illegal, demonetisation has boosted digital transactions and ....

9 November, 2018

RBI may create ombudsman for digital transactions

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

The Reserve Bank of India has proposed setting up an ombudsman scheme specifically for online payments in light of the rising ....

8 November, 2018

India’s competition watchdog dismisses price-fixing charges against Uber, Ola

Binu Paul

In response to a complaint against cab aggregators Uber and Ola, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ruled that the ....

8 November, 2018