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IIT Delhi to host Blockchain summit and hackathon

The think tank NITI Aayog in collaboration with Proffer, a blockchain startup founded by graduates of MIT and Harvard, will organise a ‘Blockchain Summit’ and hackathon at IIT Delhi from Nov 10-13, 2017. The objective of the event is to explore how blockchain architectures can enable a new digital infrastructure for India, improving efficiency, transparency, ..

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Official Secrets Act Versus Right to Information Act

Recently, West Bengal Government has declassified certain documents related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The government in that state is further planning to digitize the records of the freedom struggle from 1937 to 1947 in order to preserve history. This topic has been appearing in newspapers frequently. Further, the Central Government has also said that ..

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Cabinet clears 3 Bills

The Union Cabinet 3 Bills: The Universities for Research and Innovation Bill, 2012 Copyright (Amendment) Bill National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2012 The Universities for Research and Innovation Bill, 2012: Key Objectives: To set up world-class institutes focussed on high-quality research. Allow existing varsities to conditionally upgrade to Innovation University status. ..

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BSNL increases minimum broadband download speed to 512 kbps

State-run telecom operator BSNL has increased the minimum broadband download speed to 512 kbps from 256 kbps for most of its existing wire-line customers at current tariffs. BSNL in its a statement held that wire-line broadband has over 64% market share with more than 8.5 million customers. What is kbps? Short for kilobits per second, ..

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