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Digital India

Digital India is the umbrella programme of various initiatives to make India a digitally empowered society. The initiatives under Digital India include all departments and ministries within its scope. Implementation is monitored and overseen by a Digital India Advisory group headed by the Ministry of Communications. Vision Areas The Digital India umbrella is centred on three vision ..

Import of Oxygen concentrators for personal use permitted

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade recently notified that the import of oxygen concentrators shall be allowed for personal use. The Government of India has revised the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020 to permit the import. About Oxygen Import The new revision says that the imports of goods as “gifts’ is allowed through post or courier ..

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GoI to launch National Programme on Artificial Intelligence

The Government of India is to launch National Programme on Artificial Intelligence. Under the programme, high value data sets in Public Sector Units are to be identified. These data will then be put under an Artificial Intelligence control framework. The framework will provide access to the appropriate units. This is being done to increase the ..

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ULPIN: Unique Land Parcel Identification Number

The Government of India recently launched the Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme in ten states. The system is to be rolled out in the country by March 2022. Land parcel is nothing but a portion of large area of land. What is ULPIN? The ULPIN is described as “Aadhaar for land”. The ULPIN ..

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Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently notified Copyright (Amendment) rules, 2021. The amendment has been made to bring the existing Copyright rules in the country with parity with the other relevant legislations. Current Scenario Currently, the Copyright regime of India is governed by Copyright Act, 1957 and the Copyright rules 2013. Why were the ..

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Digital India: India leads in Digital Payments

The UK based payments system company ACI recently released a report on digital payments. According to the report, India has the highest number of real-time online transactions in 2020. Key Findings of the Report The Digital payment market of India is led by Paytm, PhonePe, BharatPe, Pine Labs, etc. The UPI (Unified Payment Interface) transaction ..

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