Digital India

Digital skilling: How trinity of govt, edtech startups, tech businesses is helping MSMEs grow online

Skilling, Labour, Talent for MSMEs: SMBs constantly struggle to attract and retain digitally-savvy talent. This heavily impedes the rate at which these businesses can adopt digital solutions and drive business benefits.

Better to be safe than Sorry: RBI raises this concern in growing scale of digital payments

One of the challenges for policymakers is to ensure that new innovations in the banking sector enhance the range and access to products in a manner that is safe.

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Stuck in long queue to pay your shopping bill? Not enough PoS machines as digital payments rise

The density of population dependent on a PoS terminal continues to be high at 358.

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Panel blames lack of level playing field, discriminatory regulation for high level of cash in system

Fintech: The panel said there should not be any discrimination between banks and non-banking companies.

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Trai seeks stakeholders’ views on cloud service issues

Telecom regulator Trai has floated a consultation paper seeking stakeholders' views on cloud computing-related issues such as data security, service quality and legal and regulatory frameworks.

Zebra Tech bets big on the digital drive in India

With its enterprise asset intelligence (EAI) solutions, the US-based tech firm aims to target retail, transport & logistic, healthcare and government verticals in the country.

Trai push for satellite use for telecom services

Department of Telecom and regulator Trai today favoured use of satellites along with other available technology to provide digital connectivity in the country.

‘India is sitting on the cusp of a huge digital revolution’

Global hotel solutions provider, Hotel Reservation Service (HRS), recently set up its first office in India, the world's 10th largest business travel market. Santosh Kumar, director of Corporate Solutions for HRS in India tal

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The world’s fastest stretchable circuit can help in remote-wireless monitoring of patients

Intel India unveils three new initiatives to support Digital India

Intel India launched three projects designed to accelerate digital literacy at the grassroots level by reaching out to the population in non-urban India, upskill citizens in tier two cities and beyond and encourage innovation

Xerox is making paperless office a reality

Xerox believes that a great opportunity lies in India where it has started increasing its presence. The US-based printer and copier maker is strengthening its channel presence in sales and service so that it is able to cater

Centre asks states to follow Andhra Pradesh for BharatNet project

The Centre has asked states to follow the Andhra Pradesh model in laying optic fibre cable lines over electric poles to complete the BharatNet project, touted as the 'backbone for Digital India', by December 2018.

How India can be rewired to succeed in the global digital economy

Till a few years ago, the west perceived India as a land deeply entrenched in its customs and traditions.

Digital India eKranti programme to offer passports, pension online

Government is implementing the Digital India programme to transform the country into a digitally empowered and knowledge economy so that various services like passport, pension and driving licenses could be delivered online,

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Don’t listen to the IT giants

Indian software companies can and do patent their inventions abroad, thus actively competing in the market for government monopolies maintained in other countries.

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A portal for progress?

It is only five months since India’s central drug authority launched its online licensing services portal, SUGAM. But the regulator needs to settle niggling doubts fast if it wants to catch the Digital India wave By Usha Sh

Quality consciousness: A pre-requisite to progress

Manufacturing quality has now become probably the single most important concern in the boardrooms of pharmaceutical companies in India

Big agriculture reform: PM Modi’s NAM to electronically integrate 585 regulated wholesale market

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the national agriculture market (NAM) on April 14.

Technology for transparency in rural electrification

Ministry of power is using a mobile app for monitoring the progress of PM Modi’s ambitious rural electrification project

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No evidence to link mobile tower emission to human health: Experts

A background paper on EMF emissions from mobile towers launched by Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Telecom experts and doctors, in a joint conference on ‘Electromagnetic Emissions in Mobile Telephony and its Heal

India among top 10 countries in digital diplomacy

In a resounding testimonial to the government's public diplomacy efforts, India has been ranked among the top 10 countries in terms of its digital diplomacy performance, according to a global research and advocacy platform.

Healing public healthcare

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda's recent statement that "devolution, decentralisation and timely responsiveness would be the focus of the National Health Mission (NHM)" is a continuation of the move to s

Budget 2016: Tax breaks for P2P startups can boost SME funding

Aspects like exemption from inspectors, one day registration process, and income tax exemption for a period of three years can be very helpful for the startup ecosystem.

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Union Budget 2016-17: Telecom, IT industry look to FM Arun Jaitley to boost growth

Union Budget 2016-17: With a renewed government focus on three of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet initiatives -- Make in India, Digital India and Skill India, the tech industry, including the telecom sector, is closely wat

Cyber security critical for Digital India success

Addressing the third edition of 'Cyber Security India 2016', Peeyush Agrawal, Member (Technology), Department of Telecommunications, said that the Government of India is very serious about cyber security and is taking all the

‘Digital India’ benefits for farmers coming, says Narendra Modi

Tangible benefits of the 'Digital India' initiative will be coming for farmers, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and added that to turn this into reality, his government aimed to create a virtual platform of a na

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