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Centre’s New Guidelines on Social Media Regulation

The Central government has notified the new guidelines on social media regulations on February 25, 2021. It is being called as “Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021”. Highlights The new guidelines have been notified with the aim of regulating social media and OTT platforms. These rules were put into public by ..

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Access to Internet is a Fundamental Right: Kerala High Court

A single bench of the Kerala high court headed by Justice PV Asha has ruled that access to the Internet is a fundamental right which cannot be taken away arbitrarily. Case before Kerala High Court The court was hearing a petition filed by Faheema Shirin, an 18-year-old BA student which questioned the hostel rules which ..

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Southern Railways

The Southern Railway zone is one of the 18 railway zones in India. It is headquartered at Chennai and was one of the earliest among the 18 zones of the Indian Railways which were created in independent India. The Southern Railway has its major territory (74.5%) in Tamil Nadu and the remaining in parts of ..

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ICRIER to develop Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) for Indian States and Union Territories

The Department of Telecom (DoT) and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) signed a MoU to develop a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) for Indian States and Union Territories (UT). The first estimate will be made in 2019 and subsequently every year until 2022. This index will appraise the condition of the ..

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China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

China has expanded its ban on Wikipedia to block the community-edited online encyclopedia in all available languages. Hence, Wikipedia had joined thousands of other websites which cannot be accessed in China. According to a report by the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), China started blocking all language editions of Wikipedia from April 2019. China’s ..

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