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The Noida IDC is said to be inspired by the Taj Mahal, an UNESCO world heritage site and one of the seven wonders of the world, located less than 200 kilometers away in Agra.

Microsoft launches Taj Mahal inspired engineering hub in Noida

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:51 PM IST
  • The IDC is said to be inspired by the Taj Mahal. Microsoft said that its design will amalgamate the company's technological prowess with locally sourced materials. It will feature artworks by local artisans and incorporate features of the Taj, like vaulted doorways, marble inlays and domes, arches.
BIF said the new WANI public Wi-Fi framework holds the potential for over 20 million employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, besides boosting local manufacturing and broadband reach.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
BIF said the new WANI public Wi-Fi framework holds the potential for over 20 million employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, besides boosting local manufacturing and broadband reach.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

WANI offers potential for over 20 million employment, entrepreneurship opportunities: BIF

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 04:15 PM IST
The policy will result in the creation of millions of WiFi hotspots through unlicensed entities without the need for registration, payment of licence fees and having onerous statutory obligations thrust upon them.
The public Wi-Fi networks, under WANI, would have an architecture involving multiple players -- Public Data Office (PDO), Public Data Office Aggregators (PDOAs) and app providers.(Mint file photo)
The public Wi-Fi networks, under WANI, would have an architecture involving multiple players -- Public Data Office (PDO), Public Data Office Aggregators (PDOAs) and app providers.(Mint file photo)

Policy decisions on public Wi-Fi, PLI scheme for telecom a big positive, says STL Group CEO

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 02:17 PM IST
Last week, the government approved setting up of public Wi-Fi networks and access points by local kirana and neighbourhood shops through public data offices model that will not involve any licence, fee or registration.
Edtech major Byju’s on Thursday said it has inked an agreement with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to support the skilling of teachers and trainers.(Agencies)
Edtech major Byju’s on Thursday said it has inked an agreement with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to support the skilling of teachers and trainers.(Agencies)

Byju’s joins hands with NSDC to support skilling of teachers, trainers

New Delhi | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:17 PM IST
Edtech major Byju’s on Thursday said it has inked an agreement with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to support the skilling of teachers and trainers.
The revamped website has improved the overall visibility of all the products and services that are available under the Muthoot Finance umbrella.(Muthoot Finance)
The revamped website has improved the overall visibility of all the products and services that are available under the Muthoot Finance umbrella.(Muthoot Finance)

Muthoot Finance reiterates its commitment to Digital India, revamps its corporate website

UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 01:37 PM IST
Keeping up with the need of the hour, and under the able guidance of its new generation leadership, the brand has wholeheartedly embraced the idea of digital transformation, charting a plan that promises to extend the company’s reach to consumers through a well-integrated digital approach.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

IAF launches mobile app to provide career-related information to aspirants

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2020 07:23 PM IST
The app was launched by the chief of the Air Staff at Vayu Bhawan as part of the ‘Digital India’ initiative, it said.
The Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) in January had rejected the unions’ proposal for a five-day working week but offered a 19% pay hike to employees.(PTI File Photo)
The Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) in January had rejected the unions’ proposal for a five-day working week but offered a 19% pay hike to employees.(PTI File Photo)

Bank employee unions again press for 5 day-working week

Dharamsala | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 06:41 PM IST
The All India Bank Employees Association in a statement said that the coronavirus threat is haunting bankers, where they are highly exposed to the general public dealing and now a five-day week is the requirement of the hour.
File photo: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(ANI)
File photo: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(ANI)

‘Big boost toward achieving $1 tn digital economy’: Ravi Shankar Prasad hails Google’s $10 bn investment

By hindusstantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the investment will be aimed at developing infrastructure and funding digital innovation in India over the next five to seven years.
Vision Digital India under the umbrella of Imperial Group has launched a course that aims to bring digital education to 1 lakh students in the upcoming 4-5 years.
Vision Digital India under the umbrella of Imperial Group has launched a course that aims to bring digital education to 1 lakh students in the upcoming 4-5 years.

Dr Hari Krishna Maram felicitated for contribution towards Digital India

UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 01:33 PM IST
Dr Hari Krishna Maram was conferred with the award by Sri Jagadish Shettar, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Honorable Minister of Large and Medium Scale Industries & Mr Syed Kirmani.
Data sovereignty and localisation have been a matter of concern and major technology companies which are mostly based out of India and store data outside the country. Feb. 26, 2020.(ANI)
Data sovereignty and localisation have been a matter of concern and major technology companies which are mostly based out of India and store data outside the country. Feb. 26, 2020.(ANI)

Have to build 1 lakh digital villages, says Ravi Shankar Prasad after talks with Satya Nadella

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 08:28 PM IST
“We talked on issue of data sovereignty which is a work in progress,” Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, adding that Digital India was also discussed among several issues in the IT segment.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bridging the digital divide in education

New Delhi | By Dr M Muneer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2020 11:51 AM IST
The starkest digital divide probably is evident in education, which is fundamental to any transformation. The availability of hardware, software, network equipment, connectivity, and 24X7 reliable information are keys to bridging the digital divide in education.
A street food vendor receiving payment through digital method at Gajju Majra village, near Patiala, on Wednesday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)
A street food vendor receiving payment through digital method at Gajju Majra village, near Patiala, on Wednesday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)

Digital India: No need to worry about carrying cash at this Patiala village

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harmandeep Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 06:04 AM IST
The second phase of the programme - launched by Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda seeks to digitally mentor 5,000 young women in India’s tribal dominated districts.(AP photo)
The second phase of the programme - launched by Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda seeks to digitally mentor 5,000 young women in India’s tribal dominated districts.(AP photo)

Facebook to digitally mentor 5,000 young women in India’s tribal dominated districts

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2019 06:50 PM IST
Facebook’s initiative will include weekly one-to-one mentoring sessions that focus on a range of skills such as digital literacy, entrepreneurship and online safety.
In the last two years, after it announced that there would be one Wi-Fi zone in each of the 6,078 gram panchayats of the state by 2019, the government has only been able to provide this service in 176 gram panchayats.(HT File (Representative Image))
In the last two years, after it announced that there would be one Wi-Fi zone in each of the 6,078 gram panchayats of the state by 2019, the government has only been able to provide this service in 176 gram panchayats.(HT File (Representative Image))

Deadline over: Only 176 gram panchayats in Haryana have Wi-Fi zones

Gurugram | By Archana Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:15 PM IST
In Gurugram alone, out of 203 panchayats, only 41 panchayats along the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway have Wi-Fi service, although defunct as the access points that transmit and receive data have been not been functional for over six months, district administration officers said.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Saturday entered into a partnership with Google with the aim of rolling out “Build for Digital India”(Reuters photo)
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Saturday entered into a partnership with Google with the aim of rolling out “Build for Digital India”(Reuters photo)

IT ministry partners with Google on ‘Build for Digital India’ programme

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 03:50 PM IST
The “Build for Digital India” programme will invite ideas from students to focus on areas of healthcare, agriculture, education, smart cities and infrastructure, women safety, smart mobility and transportation, environment, accessibility and disability and digital literacy.
For his achievements and contribution in the field of cybersecurity, Khushhal was lauded and acknowledged by several governments.(Lisianthus Tech Pvt. Ltd)
For his achievements and contribution in the field of cybersecurity, Khushhal was lauded and acknowledged by several governments.(Lisianthus Tech Pvt. Ltd)

Meet the first Indian to write for UNESCO’s annual magazine on cyber-security

UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 04:43 PM IST
Khushhal Kaushik, founder of Lisianthus Tech Pvt. Ltd, is considered to be an authority in global cyber-security domain.
Our approach should be that of building an ecosystem, not industrial islands. For the manufacturing sector to thrive, we would need connected and efficient value chains spanning raw material providers, technology providers, trained workforce at all levels, multi-speciality service providers, research and development centres and the crucial logistics infrastructure(Ramesh Pathania/MINT)
Our approach should be that of building an ecosystem, not industrial islands. For the manufacturing sector to thrive, we would need connected and efficient value chains spanning raw material providers, technology providers, trained workforce at all levels, multi-speciality service providers, research and development centres and the crucial logistics infrastructure(Ramesh Pathania/MINT)

Build an ecosystem, not just industrial islands

By Kishore Jayaraman
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 06:37 PM IST
One big hurdle is the availability of the right kind of talent. Therefore, it is critical to reskill the existing workforce
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a historic, decisive mandate. With their vote, the people clearly demonstrated their faith that he can deliver on the issues they care about(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a historic, decisive mandate. With their vote, the people clearly demonstrated their faith that he can deliver on the issues they care about(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Modi must now create a strong investment environment

By Ajay Banga
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 08:28 PM IST
When the goals are shared and the definition of success and path forward are clear, public-private partnerships become a powerful tool in moving agendas from promise to impact
The e-commerce policy assumes that recording granular details of users’ online behaviour and monetising this data as a “national resource” for local economic exploitation is a tolerable social future, perhaps even the best(File photo)
The e-commerce policy assumes that recording granular details of users’ online behaviour and monetising this data as a “national resource” for local economic exploitation is a tolerable social future, perhaps even the best(File photo)

The new e-commerce policy is more about politics than business

By Mishi Choudhary and Eben Moglen
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 08:16 PM IST
The data localisation imperative of this policy is a classic non-tariff barrier to the multinational platform companies. Under the garb of protection, the real cost falls on the consumers and small businesses
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a news conference at Parliament House in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a news conference at Parliament House in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)

Budget: NDA govt spells out 10 commandments for 2030

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 02:09 PM IST
The NDA government spelt out its long-term vision on 10 key dimensions, “Vision for the Next Decade”.
Goyal said the dimensions will pave the way for the country to turn into a modern, high-growth and transparent society.(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Goyal said the dimensions will pave the way for the country to turn into a modern, high-growth and transparent society.(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Budget 2019: Piyush Goyal lays out 10 dimensions of Modi govt’s Vision 2030

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 03:38 PM IST
Harping on India’s aspiration to become a $10 trillion economy in the next decade, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal laid out the 10 “most importunate dimensions” of the Modi governments “Vision 2030”.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award, in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.(PTI Photo)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award, in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.(PTI Photo)

PM Narendra Modi honoured with first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 12:06 AM IST
According to the citation of the award, Modi was selected for his “outstanding leadership for the nation”. “His selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country,” it read.
DigiLocker provides access to educational documents, Aadhaar, permanent account number (PAN), driving licence, vehicle registration certificate, land records, ration cards and certificates pertaining to income, caste, birth and marriage(AFP File Photo)
DigiLocker provides access to educational documents, Aadhaar, permanent account number (PAN), driving licence, vehicle registration certificate, land records, ration cards and certificates pertaining to income, caste, birth and marriage(AFP File Photo)

Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh embrace DigiLocker but a long way to go for others

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 07:53 AM IST
The DigiLocker is an initiative of the NDA government launched in July 2015 as a part of Digital India campaign; it is used by state education boards, revenue departments, transport and district authorities for issuing various documents to citizens including, caste and income certificates.
All 17 railway zones and 70 divisions have been instructed to switch over to e-tendering mode for awarding these contracts, the official said.(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)
All 17 railway zones and 70 divisions have been instructed to switch over to e-tendering mode for awarding these contracts, the official said.(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)

Railways parking, catering contracts go online to checkmate alleged mafia

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2018 01:35 PM IST
Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the Railways’ software arm, has been entrusted with the task of providing back-up support for ensuring the e-tendering exercise is a hassle-free process.
The answer has been evasion as the central government till date has refused to provide any count or centralise a reporting and disclosure system(AFP)
The answer has been evasion as the central government till date has refused to provide any count or centralise a reporting and disclosure system(AFP)

There is no evidence that Internet shutdowns work

By Apar Gupta and Raman Jit Singh Chima
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 05:30 PM IST
Extensive arguments have been made by many organisations and researchers, who have clearly established that Internet shutdowns, set a domino in motion that damages fundamental rights, the digital economy and in instances even public safety and order
The physical progress of the NDA government’s Smart Cities Mission, aimed at developing 100 citizen-friendly and self-sustainable urban settlements, will be measurable only by 2021.(HT Photo)
The physical progress of the NDA government’s Smart Cities Mission, aimed at developing 100 citizen-friendly and self-sustainable urban settlements, will be measurable only by 2021.(HT Photo)

20 smart cities may be ready only by 2021

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 08:26 AM IST
Latest data from the ministry of housing and urban development, which is overseeing the initiative, show that projects worth Rs 50,221 crore are under implementation, out of which projects worth Rs 9,981 crore are complete.
With the significant rise in internet penetration and the drop in the prices of smartphones in India, access to online learning resources will soon become ubiquitous.(Getty Images)
With the significant rise in internet penetration and the drop in the prices of smartphones in India, access to online learning resources will soon become ubiquitous.(Getty Images)

Mapping the growth of digital learning in India

By Roman Saini
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 05:48 PM IST
In a country as diverse as India, along with overcoming the infrastructure barrier, there needs to be a focus on overcoming the barriers of language and content.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday left for Japan to attend the annual summit with his counterpart Shinzo Abe.(Raveesh Kumar/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday left for Japan to attend the annual summit with his counterpart Shinzo Abe.(Raveesh Kumar/Twitter)

PM Modi leaves for Japan to hold annual summit with counterpart Shinzo Abe

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2018 01:18 PM IST
Ahead of the 13th India-Japan annual summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described India and Japan as a “winning combination” and said the island nation is New Delhi’s most trusted partner in its economic and technological modernisation.
The Modi government has rightly prioritised technology in the Indian economy through the Digital India initiative, and the tech industry supports many aspects of the programme(PTI)
The Modi government has rightly prioritised technology in the Indian economy through the Digital India initiative, and the tech industry supports many aspects of the programme(PTI)

India should move from protectionist to forward-leaning data policies to spur investment

By Dean Garfield
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 05:26 PM IST
India is also incredibly exciting for the tech sector because the Indian people are eager for the latest technologies and services and want to be part of the global digital community. Unfortunately, intentional or not, India is closing its doors to tech companies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the awardees of the National Teachers’ Award, on the eve of Teachers’ Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the awardees of the National Teachers’ Award, on the eve of Teachers’ Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

On the eve of Teachers’ Day, PM interacts with national award-winning teachers

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 07:51 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with the recipients of National Teachers’ Awards in New Delhi and exhorted them to work towards bringing out the inherent strength of students.
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