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Software Technology Parks of India

The centre recently announced a 4 months rental waiver for IT companies operating from the STPI centres in light of the COVID-19 crisis. About the Rental Waiver The government announced a waiver of rental payment for small IT firms operating out of STPIs in India. Most of these firms are technology MSMEs and start-ups and ..

RAISE 2020 postponed due to coronavirus

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is to organise the first Global AI Summit in India (RAISE 2020). The AI summit was postponed to October 5-6, 2020 due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19. It was initially scheduled to be held in the month of April. The summit is to be attended ..

Union Cabinet approves elevation of BISAG as BISAG(N)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently approved the elevation of Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Applications and Geoinformatics (BISAG) as Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG(N)). The institute located in Gujarat is placed under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITY). This step is expected to expand ..

NIC Tech Conclave to kick off on Tuesday

The Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad is to inaugurate the second edition of ‘NIC Tech Conclave 2020’ in New Delhi on Tuesday. The Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Communications and Human Resource Development, Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, the Secretary-MeitY, Shri Ajay Sawhney and the President, CISCO (India and ..

National Broadband Mission launched

The Union Minister for Communications, Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the National Broadband Mission (NBM) in New Delhi on Tuesday, 17th December 2019 and also launched the logo of the National Broadband Mission along with a booklet. The National Broadband Mission is structured on three principles- universality, affordability, ..

7th Economic Census Flagged off in Delhi

The seventh economic census was launched on Friday in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Delhi became the 6th Union Territory where the economic survey was launched. To carry out the seventh edition of the economic census the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation has tied up with one of the mission mode projects under ..

BharatPe wins DigiDhan Mission Fintech Award 2018-2019

BharatPe, India’s largest merchant fintech company, has won the DigiDhan Mission Fintech Award 2018-2019 for ‘Innovation in Digital Payments through Emerging Technology’ at the MeitY Startup Summit 2019 held in Delhi. The award was presented by Chief Guest, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communication, Electronics & IT and Law & Justice.

K Vijay Raghavan committee to resolve MeitY and NITI fight over Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Government of India (GoI) has formed a committee to resolve differences between the NITI Aayog and the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) over who will implement its ambitious Artificial Intelligence (AI) mission. The committee will be headed by principal scientific advisor K Vijay Raghavan and represented by the secretary in the department of ..