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Pooja Agarwal, 35, currently ranks 12th in the world and 3rd in Asia amongst para shooters((Photo: Tarasha/Hindustan Times))
Pooja Agarwal, 35, currently ranks 12th in the world and 3rd in Asia amongst para shooters((Photo: Tarasha/Hindustan Times))

One limb is good enough to shoot for the stars: Pooja Agarwal

By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 02:44 PM IST
Whatever you are left with is everything, says this specially-abled shooter whose YouTube channel is helping many to learn how to live independently
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Cyble welcomes Arnab Chakraverty as Director, Products(Cyble Inc)
Cyble welcomes Arnab Chakraverty as Director, Products(Cyble Inc)

Cyble expands technical leadership

PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Cyble has appointed Arnab Chakraverty as Director, Products. He comes with over 15 years of experience, including more than 12 years in the cybersecurity domain.
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Actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan addresses media after former IAS officer Santosh Babu joins his party, in Chennai, on Dec 1, 2020.(PTI)
Actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan addresses media after former IAS officer Santosh Babu joins his party, in Chennai, on Dec 1, 2020.(PTI)

Ex-IAS officer Santosh Babu joins Kamal Haasan’s party ahead of Tamil Nadu polls

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 05:53 PM IST
A 1995 batch officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, the former officer said he had pondered over Haasan’s offer to join the party for the past six months.
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Hari Khemka - Chairman CP Plus(On The Move)
Hari Khemka - Chairman CP Plus(On The Move)

On the Move - A story of a relentless entrepreneur by Hari Khemka, Chairman CP Plus

PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 02:43 PM IST
The book entails the journey of Hari Khemka’s life and how he went on to become a serial entrepreneur.
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The leadership talk was an outcome of Chitkara University’s focus on nation-building through knowledge dissemination in the backdrop of the Prime Minister’s nationwide call for building a self-reliant (atmanirbhar) nation.(HT File Photo)
The leadership talk was an outcome of Chitkara University’s focus on nation-building through knowledge dissemination in the backdrop of the Prime Minister’s nationwide call for building a self-reliant (atmanirbhar) nation.(HT File Photo)

Chitkara University hosts leadership talk on Atmanirbhar Bharat

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 12:48 AM IST
Top industry leaders were invited to layout challenges and share a potential roadmap for creating a self-sufficient nation with respect to industrial output, skill enablement, and service-sector growth
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(Mint File Photo)
(Mint File Photo)

The end of Inspector Raj in India’s IT sector

By Rahul Matthan
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 07:15 PM IST
The cadres of bureaucrats whose sole business it was to manage this obscure corner of the regulatory landscape will have to be disbanded and put to better use elsewhere.
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The committee consists of Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi V Vempatti, Dr Shailabh from IIT Kanpur, Rajkumar Upadhyay from C-DOT and professor Pulak Ghosh from the Centre for Public Policy. It has to submit its report in two months. (HT File photo)
The committee consists of Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi V Vempatti, Dr Shailabh from IIT Kanpur, Rajkumar Upadhyay from C-DOT and professor Pulak Ghosh from the Centre for Public Policy. It has to submit its report in two months. (HT File photo)

Centre sets up committee for ‘transparent’ TRPs amid manipulation row

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 08:36 PM IST
The decision comes a little over two weeks after the Parliamentary panel on Information Technology, chaired by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, took up the issue of Television Rating Points (TRPs).
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The CIC has directed the CPIOs of the agencies to appear before the bench on November 24. (Representative HT photo)
The CIC has directed the CPIOs of the agencies to appear before the bench on November 24. (Representative HT photo)

Govt pulled up by RTI body over evasive reply on Aarogya Setu. It clarifies

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 07:39 PM IST
The government said that Aarogya Setu was developed in record time to combat the prevailing Covid-19 outbreak and its source code and the names of those associated with developing the app are available in the open domain.
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IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(HT photo)
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(HT photo)

IT ministry pushes for AI boost in India

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 03:07 AM IST
The project, estimated to cost about Rs 2,000 crore, will include setting up a Centre of Excellence for artificial intelligence and benefits to encourage AI startups.
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Before Jio, India was stuck with 2G technology. “Jio wanted to end India’s data misery and unleash a digital revolution,” Mukesh Amabni said.(REUTERS)
Before Jio, India was stuck with 2G technology. “Jio wanted to end India’s data misery and unleash a digital revolution,” Mukesh Amabni said.(REUTERS)

Jio designed to help India lead fourth industrial revolution, says Mukesh Ambani

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 04:17 PM IST
The richest Indian man, who heads the nation’s most valuable company Reliance Industries Ltd, said his group’s telecom and digital unit Jio was conceived to provide the key ingredients needed to lead the fourth industrial revolution.
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Parliamentarians in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.(PTI)
Parliamentarians in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.(PTI)

Over 50% mobile, electronic manufacturers registered with BIS are Chinese: Govt

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:03 PM IST
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Home minister Anil Vij said the ADGP was entrusted with the task of implementing universal helpline number, Dial 112, an emergency response support system for informing the police, fire brigade and ambulance services but the project was at a standstill.(HT Photo)
Home minister Anil Vij said the ADGP was entrusted with the task of implementing universal helpline number, Dial 112, an emergency response support system for informing the police, fire brigade and ambulance services but the project was at a standstill.(HT Photo)

Haryana home minister strips ADGP rank officer of all charges

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:16 PM IST
Anil Vij was upset with ADGP Arshinder Singh Chawla for not complying with his orders, including proposals to transfer police officials.
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President Ram Nath Kovind will present the award to Jeetendra Prasad, the scholar.
President Ram Nath Kovind will present the award to Jeetendra Prasad, the scholar.

MNNIT scholar generates power from Ganga soil

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:09 PM IST
Using this technology, Prasad successfully charged a 12-volt battery, converted the generated current into AC with a voltage of 230 volts, and illuminated an electric bulb for nine hours.
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At a recent meeting with global investors, Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said both central and state government agencies are already onboard on creation of a single window system.(PTI file photo)
At a recent meeting with global investors, Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said both central and state government agencies are already onboard on creation of a single window system.(PTI file photo)

Govt to appoint an IT firm to implement a single window system

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 10:04 AM IST
While the basic blueprint of the system is ready, a seamless digital interface needs to be created for the smooth functioning of the single-window platform.
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The decision to restrict access to Internet in J&K came in August last year after the Centre decided to strip the erstwhile state of its special status and divide it into two Union territories.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
The decision to restrict access to Internet in J&K came in August last year after the Centre decided to strip the erstwhile state of its special status and divide it into two Union territories.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Suspension of net services on House IT panel’s radar

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 12:25 AM IST
The comments also come against the background of an increase in the number of Internet shutdowns in the country -- usually for law and order, or security considerations.
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Currently, over 95% of Wipro employees are working from home and the future is expected to be a hybrid model.(Hemant Mishra/Mint File Photo)
Currently, over 95% of Wipro employees are working from home and the future is expected to be a hybrid model.(Hemant Mishra/Mint File Photo)

Wipro chief Rishad Premji says firm has no plans for layoffs

By Ayushman Baruah | Mint, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Globally, the information technology (IT) industry has witnessed massive layoffs in recent months as business slowed down.
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An executive at the operator of the apps said on condition of anonymity that they had been given three weeks to respond to the questionnaire.(REUTERS)
An executive at the operator of the apps said on condition of anonymity that they had been given three weeks to respond to the questionnaire.(REUTERS)

Banned apps told to disclose location of centres, data collection method

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 01:35 AM IST
A questionnaire seeking the details was sent by the ministry to the parent companies of the apps on Wednesday so that more information can be collated as a follow-up to the ban, which came amid border tensions between India and China.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in a post that there is a huge interest and enthusiasm among the start-up and tech ecosystem to innovate, develop and promote homegrown apps(https://twitter.com/narendramodi)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in a post that there is a huge interest and enthusiasm among the start-up and tech ecosystem to innovate, develop and promote homegrown apps(https://twitter.com/narendramodi)

PM Modi pushes for homegrown apps, urges IT workforce to take up challenge

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India’s IT workforce to take part in an innovation challenge to “code for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.
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Between the two extremes of the elite private and government schools lie many low-cost private and public schools which suffer from varying level of deficiencies in education technology and pedagogy(AFP)
Between the two extremes of the elite private and government schools lie many low-cost private and public schools which suffer from varying level of deficiencies in education technology and pedagogy(AFP)

Covid-19: How tech can ensure equity in education

By Alok Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:40 PM IST
Blended online learning can remove barriers, and take education to girls, marginalised groups and remote areas
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It is worth asking whether India is prepared for a Balkanised digital world(AFP)
It is worth asking whether India is prepared for a Balkanised digital world(AFP)

After the ban, what next for India’s digital ecosystem | Analysis

By Vivan Sharan
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 07:03 PM IST
To overcome weaknesses, foster innovation in the private sector; increase State capacity to govern new markets
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The purpose is to boost surveillance of positive cases and improve contact tracing, officials said.(AP)
The purpose is to boost surveillance of positive cases and improve contact tracing, officials said.(AP)

Aarogya Setu to be coupled with another IT-driven tool to boost surveillance, contact tracing in Delhi

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 06:11 PM IST
As per the orders issued by the Directorate General of Health Services in Delhi on Monday, all the chief district medical officers and surveillance officers of all the districts have received a revised response plan which prescribes use of Aarogya Setu coupled with ITIHAS system for cluster projection.
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Finvasia was co-founded by ex-Wall Street bankers, Sarvjeet Singh Virk and Tajinder Pal Singh in the year 2009.
Finvasia was co-founded by ex-Wall Street bankers, Sarvjeet Singh Virk and Tajinder Pal Singh in the year 2009.

Finvasia Ventures into real estate, launches its first project

UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 07:22 PM IST
The project is a 8-storey commercial building spanning across 100,000 sq. ft. in Sector 74, Mohali, Punjab and is available for leasing to IT and ITES companies.
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India also needs to quickly prioritise sectors that can mop up India’s huge workforce. Healthcare is one of them, she said.Photographed by Hemant Mishra/Mint
India also needs to quickly prioritise sectors that can mop up India’s huge workforce. Healthcare is one of them, she said.Photographed by Hemant Mishra/Mint

Health care can be the next IT sector: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

By Goutam Das | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 04:46 AM IST
On regulatory reforms, Mazumdar-Shaw said digitisation would make life easier for businesses. “It cannot be business as usual.
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Patriarchal societies excuse young boys for predatory behaviour and contribute to a rape culture(ANI Photo)
Patriarchal societies excuse young boys for predatory behaviour and contribute to a rape culture(ANI Photo)

Battling the ‘locker room’ mindset| HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Schoolboys have been found glorifying rape. Patriarchy has percolated to the next generation
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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Prasad announced the extension after a meeting by video conference with the chief ministers of Haryana and Sikkim,and the deputy CMs of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, who are also in charge of the IT departments in their states.(PTI)
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Prasad announced the extension after a meeting by video conference with the chief ministers of Haryana and Sikkim,and the deputy CMs of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, who are also in charge of the IT departments in their states.(PTI)

IT, ITES firms’ employees can work from home till May 31: Ravi Shankar Prasad

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 01:04 AM IST
International call centres, business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing centres, e-learning sites, billing centres and medical transcription companies are covered by the relaxed rules.
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A combine harvester in a wheat field in Jalandhar, Punjab, during the lockdown on April 17, 2020.(Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times)
A combine harvester in a wheat field in Jalandhar, Punjab, during the lockdown on April 17, 2020.(Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times)

Lockdown Diaries: Punjab; standing between hunger and India by Amandeep Sandhu

By Amandeep Sandhu | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 04:44 PM IST
The nation needs to build efficient medical systems and value the farmer who provides food security
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A recent report by Nielsen says that the time spent on smartphones has gone up from 23.6 hours to 25 hours in a week.(Zee5)
A recent report by Nielsen says that the time spent on smartphones has gone up from 23.6 hours to 25 hours in a week.(Zee5)

Why brands are jumping on to the OTT bandwagon?

UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 03:58 PM IST
From smartphones to smart TVs, India has been the fastest to warm up to digital media and this has paved the way for massive growth of OTT segment. While most of these platforms offer ad-free content, almost all original series feature an abundance of product placements and brand integrations. If you have still not given a thought to OTT as an advertising platform, it’s time you do!
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Karnataka exports $40 billion in technology services, and the sector is the largest employer in the state’s organised sector.(Bloomberg)
Karnataka exports $40 billion in technology services, and the sector is the largest employer in the state’s organised sector.(Bloomberg)

Karnataka hints at allowing tech firms to start limited operations from Monday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 08:20 PM IST
According to state primary and secondary education minister Suresh Kumar, 44 new cases - the largest single day jump - were reported since Thursday.
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Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Covid crisis temporary brake, it will improve: Prakash Javadekar

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 05:59 AM IST
The coronavirus crisis will be just a temporary “brake”, information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar, said, explaining that the government is trying to save lives even as it keeps an eye on the economy.
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