data localisation Current Affairs, GK & News

China drafts cyber-security industry plan

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has drafted a cyber-security industry plan. Key Points It is a three-year action plan to develop China’s cyber-security industry. China’s cyber-security is estimated to be worth more than 250 billion yuan ($38.6 billion) by 2023. This draft plan was formulated as Chinese authorities have step up efforts towards ..

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World Trade Report of WTO: Key Highlights

The World Trade Organisation recently released the World Trade Report, 2020. The report analyses the adoption of government policies to foster technological progress and digital innovation. The report says that due to covid-19 crisis, around 115 countries have adopted new digital and industrial strategies to fasten the transition towards digital economy. This mainly includes tax ..

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World Second Largest Data Centre inaugurated in Mumbai

On July 7, 2020, the Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and IT inaugurated the second largest data centre in the world in Mumbai. The data centre was developed by Hiranandani Group. Highlights The data centre is the largest in Asia and second largest in the world. The world’s largest data centre is located in Langfang, ..

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India’s data localisation plans hang in the balance

India’s data localisation plans hang in the balance as it will join the other Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries. What is the issue? The RCEP meeting will take place in Bangkok from October 10-13. If India agrees to the provisions of Chapter 10 on e-commerce it won’t be allowed to impose data localisation rules ..

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