IT Act 2000 Current Affairs, GK & News

Assam ‘Mission Bhumiputra’

On August 1, 2022, Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma unveiled ‘Mission Bhumiputra’. Under the mission, digitalised caste certificates will be issued to students, in a simplified and digital way. It will be implemented by Departments of Tribal Affairs (Plain) and Social Justice Empowerment. Highlights of the scheme; Mission Bhumiputra will continue the government’s ..

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New Census Rules

In a gazette notification issued on 11th March, the Union government amended Census Rules, 1990. About the new census rules An amendment has been made to clause C of Rule-2 of Census Rules, 1990, that deals with definitions. The terms “electronic form” and “self-enumeration” have been included in the schedule of questions to be asked ..

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Govt directs to withdraw FIRs under Sec 66A of IT Act

Central Government has directed all states and Union Territories to ask police stations under their jurisdiction to withdraw FIRs registered under Section 66 of Information Technology Act, 2000. Key Points Government also directed not to register cases under repealed Section 66A. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also asked states and UTs to sensitise law enforcement ..

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SC’s notice to Centre on Section 66A of IT Act

Supreme Court has issued a notice to Centre on use of Section 66A of IT Act which was scrapped in 2015. What is the issue? SC issued notice during the hearing of plea filed by PUCL (People’s Union for Civil Liberties). The plea pointed that even after 7 years of law being struck down, about ..

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Twitter appoints interim Chief Compliance Officer for India

Twitter has appointed interim Chief Compliance Officer in India to comply with the Indian government’s new IT rules. Key Points Twitter appointed Chief Compliance Officer after a prolonged battle with Indian government over its new IT rules. India announced new IT rules in February, 2021 which was implemented on May 25. It requires tech companies ..

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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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