With less than two years to go for the next general election, the government’s report card has become too unpleasant with failures at multiple levels. The economic situation is so bad that State Bank of India in a recent report pointed out that slowdown that is now experienced is real and not technical. Many economists have called for more public spending to arrest the slide. Clearly, the biggest blot on the government as of now is the miserable failure in keeping the promise to create millions of jobs.
That whoosh you hear is of India’s 1.3 billion people speeding along into the decidedly digital age of the future. And it shows in the 3 billion transactions about to be logged by IndiaStack, the open source initiative to help businesses develop a unified software platform, on the back of the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and last year’s demonetisation drive.
The Right to Privacy is now a fundamental right. A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court pronounced this verdict on Thursday morning. It was a unanimous decision with all the nine judges in favour of the Right to Privacy. The constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar ruled that “right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty under Article 21 and entire Part III of the Constitution.”
It took just 25 years for IT to become pervasive in India. The proliferation of mobile phones, reduction on duties for components, coupled with the Government of India’s Digital India and Make in India policies, have been the main drivers of this growth.
Technology giant Oracle has launched its cloud computing service for India, which aims to support the government’s GST rollout in July and plans to open data centres in the country. Analysts welcomed this move.
A decade after allowing Amazon to start what would become India’s largest online marketplace, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal appealed for government protection against his former employer.
Rideshare, which allows two or more people going in the same direction to use one cab, might be a good concept, but when did a good concept come in the way of law? It has in the case of cab aggregators Ola and its American rival Uber.
Apple iPhones will be made in Karnataka. The government of Karnataka on Thursday said that it welcomed a proposal from Apple Inc to begin initial manufacturing operations in the state, in a sign that the tech company is slowly moving forward with plans to assemble iPhones in the country.
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Handset and electronics business, one of the sectors worst hit by demonetisation, are looking at the government for relief.
今年 7 月份印度政府决定放宽该国的海外直接投资（FDI）标准相关的限制，以便于特定地区的外国公司在印度国内建立运营业务，包括建立单一品牌的零售店在内。这就意味着苹果公司可以在印度国内无障碍地开设自己的零售店了。当地果粉听闻这条消息时应该是很高兴的。
India’s wait for its first Apple-owned store is not going to end soon. In June, the Narendra Modi government had paved the way for Apple to open direct stores in the country—almost a decade after iPhones first started selling here. And while Apple’s Indian fans rejoiced at the decision, it now appears that they may have celebrated too soon.
Late on the evening of November 8, 10 executives at Tata Consultancy Services got on a conference call to discuss how to ensure that their banking customers will be able to comply with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation announcement.
The government’s demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1,000 currency notes has led to the meteoric rise of Paytm, India’s largest digital wallet and payment company.
aPM Narendra Modi’s highly ambitious Digital India Program completes a year of its existence today. In the last one year, several initiatives were announced by the government – from the launch of MyGov.in portal to BharatNet and E-sign to Wi-Fi hotspots.
Advocating the purpose of the ‘Digital India’ campaign by the Government of India, Dell India, powered by the cause of increasing PC access and adoption, in the country, announces the launch of Aarambh – a pan India initiative aimed at spearheading the use of the personal computer (PC) for education.
Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst, Greyhound Research says that announcements made in Budget 2014 have remained mere aspirations with lack of clarity on policies with regard to Digital India, uncertainty over the Rs 10,000 crore start-up fund for MSMEs, as well as the inadequately funded 100 Smart Cities project. He elaborates on the big opportunity in cloud that India has if it gets regulations and tax sops right for providers, but warns that unless there is concrete action, frustration among entrepreneurs and corporates will only rise.