Ravi Shankar Prasad

Govt plans to use AI tools for digital forensics: Report

Anirban Ghoshal

The government is planning to use artificial intelligence-based tools for a digital forensics project currently under way at the ....

15 February, 2018

Govt’s botnet malware apps bring down infections in India: Report

Anirban Ghoshal

The Indian government has said its botnet malware apps have reduced infections in the country by at least 51% after their launch ....

31 January, 2018

Govt drafting policy for e-wallets, m-banking to mitigate cyber fraud risk

Mansi Taneja

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is drafting a policy on mobile wallets and mobile banking to mitigate ....

7 February, 2017

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

Mansi Taneja

In what may bring the ageing information technology (IT) systems used in government offices back to life and usher in professionalism, ....

15 September, 2016

Government asks Google to submit fresh proposal for Loon project


Government has asked IT giant Google to submit fresh proposal for testing its balloon-based Internet technology for the Loon ....

16 March, 2016

Backlash compels govt to withdraw draft encryption policy


Following a public uproar over threat to privacy, the government today withdrew the draft encryption policy which made it mandatory ....

22 September, 2015

Government panel to come with report on net neutrality in a month


Amid a raging debate over equal Internet access, the government of India on Monday said an expert panel is looking into net neutrality ....

14 April, 2015

Govt announces open source software policy


The government has announced a policy for adopting open source software (OSS), making it mandatory that such software is considered ....

30 March, 2015

Idukki becomes first district to have high-speed rural broadband


The Centre is working on a policy on setting up Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centres in mofussil towns to empower rural ....

13 January, 2015

Government launches e-greetings portal as part of its Rs 500 Cr Digital India Initiative

Priyanka Sahay

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today launched an e-greetings portal as part of the government's Rs 500 crore ....

14 August, 2014

Communication & IT ministry seeks to connect 2.5 lakh panchayats via broadband in India


India will build a broadband highway connecting 2.5 lakh panchayats (spread over six lakh villages) across the country in the ....

2 July, 2014