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Indians occupy pride of place in venture capitalists list, industry shrinks

The Midas List of Forbes magazine, that seeks to recognize successful venture capitalists, has 11 Indian-American investors. The roll call of honour features those who make big, early bets on the l

DeitY gets home ministry’s desperate call on national intelligence grid

Eight years after the Mumbai terrorist attack where 164 people were killed and over 300 injured, Indian government is struggling to integrate databases of intelligence agencies with those of railwa

India wants digital revolution and m-governance in every hand: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while calling technology as simple and a brilliant way to serve people, he declared that India is yearning for a digital revolution and m-governance is about governanc

A Mangalyaan model of healthcare

The world over, we are struggling to make healthcare cost-effective, accountable and outcome-driven. But so far, it has been far from success. The Commonwealth Fund Report 2014 (‘Mirror-Mirro

How India’s own GPS will improve our lives

From finding directions to checking traffic and locating nearby cool hangout places, we cannot imagine our lives without the old and faithful buddy GPS. But so far we had to depend on the US’

Effective video surveillance and audit, an imperative

In the session on ‘Managing network, data and physical security’ experts talked about various technologies and ways in which PSUs can take protection measures via technology. Gaurav Tri

Mapping the road to maximum government

Whenever The Economist, the international magazine, publishes a map of India or south Asia, showing parts of Kashmir as ‘disputed territory’, officials sit down and on each and every co

NHRC seeks report on radiation from mobile phone towers

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the ministries of communications and information technology and ministry of health, calling for a report in the wake of allegations

Know the 10 megatrends that are shaping our world

It’d be truism to say that the world of the future is being shaped right now. Which are the big factors that can help figure out what would be the shape of things to come? Harinder S Kohli, f

Automation: A boon or bane?

The fear that new technology could take away jobs and lead to a greater income inequality is not a new phenomenon. During the initial days of industrial revolution, people were worried that they wo

PSU, technology are pivotal to India’s growth story: Experts

 Technology can play a crucial role in helping PSUs perform better and strengthen India, said a panel of experts on public policy and business at a panel discussion during Governance Now fourt

Co-develop technologies with India, Prabhu tells foreign firms

 Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has urged global technology players to come forward to co-develop technologies with India. “India is not just another destination where we can i

Why Artificial Intelligence is scaring everyone

By their own admission, Jack Ma is uncomfortable with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Elon Musk is scared. But why? Contrary to popular perception AI is old. To be precise it’s 51-years old,

Why humans should lose and AI should win

The emerging sentience of Artificial Intelligence (AI) scares many. Those who are afraid of it are saying all of us should be. Behind that dire prognosis is something so fundamentally primeval that

Use technology to simplify governance: Modi to bureaucrats

 Officers must not restrict themselves to files, but go to the field, to understand the true impact of decision-making, prime minister Narendra Modi told senior bureaucrats. Modi on

TRAI has pushed us to a level where only one technology survives: Idea official

 TRAI has pushed us to a level where only one technology survives and all older technologies close down, said Himanshu Kapania, managing director, Idea Cellular Limited. Excerpts fro

Give priority to homegrown technologies: Top official

Import of defence technology may kill innovation in Indian companies and it should be allowed only when there is no homegrown technology available, said G Satheesh Reddy, scientific advisor to the

Using mobile power or M-power to empower our citizens: Modi

 "We in India, give primacy to the human face of technology, and are using it to improve what I call, `ease of living`," said prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. &ldq

Why the fight for Tejas and Arjun is not just about defence forces

This one definitely isn’t the typical fight witnessed within defence circles. The high-profile fracas over the Tejas fighter aircraft and the more subdued skirmish over the Arjun tank carry w

Can we shape the impossible?

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is hosting the first Sustainable Development Summit in Tokyo on July 10 this year. Policymakers,  corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and h

Academic session for first batch at ICT - IOCL Bhubaneswar campus inaugurated

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated the academic session of the first batch of five-year integrated M Tech course in chemical engineering at the Institute of Chemical Technology (

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