Keyword : Ravi Shankar Prasad

‘Broadband connectivity in villages will create a non-discriminatory platform’

Indian government’s flagship programme `Digital India` is directed more towards the poor than the elite, said union minister for information technology and communications, Ravi Shankar Prasad

We aim to connect every Indian in the next 5-6 years: Ravi Shankar Prasad

What is ‘Digital India’ and how will it benefit the common man? It will make the common man more empowered. It will bridge the gap between digital haves

Open source software policy in e-governance cleared by communications ministry

Union minister of communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that his ministry has approved open source software policy. The minister said that from now use of open source s

Govt has little time for important bills as parliament session resumes

Temperatures are going to rise both outside parliament and inside. Lok Sabha resumed its budget session after a break and Rajya Sabha sitting is from Aril 23. The debate over land bill is going to

Prasad to hold meeting with states on national optical fibre network

After a review by prime minister Narendra Modi on May 11, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has called a meeting of state IT ministers and secretaries on May 29 to discuss the national optical f

Trai to work on disincentive scheme on call drops

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has shown urgency on telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s suggestions to minimize mobile call drops. The DoT has written to telecom regulator Telecom Regulat

Nasscom, IESA gear up for Digital India, launch on July 1

Prime minister Narendra Modi will formally launch the Digital India programme on July 1, said communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The minister was speaking at a MoU signing agreemen

No plan to disinvest stake in BSNL and MTNL

Government has no proposal to disinvest stake in BSNL and MTNL as part of their revival strategy. To a question whether the government has any proposal to disinvest BSNL and MTNL as

Ganga jal can be ordered online soon

Soon, Indias citizens will be able to order “pure” Ganga water [Ganga jal] through an e-commerce platform, said communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.   

Identity, address proofs mandatory for using matrimonial websites

To avoid the misuse of matrimonial sites as dating platforms, the government has made it mandatory for websites to authenticate users with copies of identity proof and address proof and check posti

India’s opaque mobile phone companies

Facing a loss pegged at  Rs 12,488 crore by the CAG due to under-reporting of revenue by telecom service providers, the department of telecommunications (DoT) has initiated phase-wise process

Electronic & IT to help shape new India: Ravi Shankar Prasad

 Electronic & IT are well set to shape new India where all services would be available on door-step in both rural & urban India, said Ravi Shankar Prasad, union minister for electronic

Internet, unto the last

Like millions of social media addicts, Shahnaz, who cooks in people’s homes for a living and lives in Gautampuri, Delhi, loves WhatsApp. Hopping from kitchen to kitchen, she likes to stay in

Unless SC stays it, Aadhaar law will prevail: Ravi Shankar Prasad

 Law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that the interim orders of the supreme court on Aadhaar delivered in 2015 are meant for an "interim arrangement" and "it

Will not link Aadhaar with NATGRID: Ravi Shankar Prasad

 Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that 113 crore people trust Aadhaar. “If I talk about the poor, 60 crore people are not complaining , they are happy. When their MN

India needs village courts as pendency mounts

The Indian judicial system is feeling the strain of having a staggering 2.7 crore cases which are in the lower courts alone. Everyday more cases are being added. Add to those numbers, the

A corporation to be set up for Digital India

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) will set up a new body, Digital India Corporation (DIC), to execute prime minister’s ambitious Digital India programme.

Aadhaar database: Not secure anymore?

 Union minister for electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad has fiercely defended Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) amid repeated occurrence of data breach and unauthorised discl

Now, cyber security standards for mobile phones

 The government is finalising cyber security standards for mobile phones, union minister for IT & electronics and law & justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad said at an Assocham event.

When rival telecom honchos will share the stage

 When was the last time you saw all rival telecom corporate leaders come together. May be at time of the formal launch of prime minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India programme in July 2

New policies for electronics, IoT, cloud soon

 Electronics and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that his ministry would soon announce a slew of policies related to information technology.  Addressing three-day India Mob

Privacy can’t be shield of corrupt, terrorists: Ravi Shankar Prasad

“As a democracy India upholds privacy governed by rule of law and constitution, but privacy can’t prohibit innovation, that’s what we feel,” said union minister for electron

Very few EVMs are defective: RS Prasad

According to Election Commission a small percentage of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) get defective during the poll process and get replaced immediately without causing any disruption of the pol

Govt asks Cambridge Analytica if it used Indian users’ data

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) has issued notice to Cambridge Analytica seeking its response on its alleged exploitation of Indian Facebook users data. The ministry

SC/ST Act: Govt to file review petition, protesters call for Bharat Bandh

On March 21, the supreme court put certain riders on the immediate arrest in complaints filed under its provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1



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