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December 5, 2019 / news cat

Government localises ‘critical’ & ‘sensitive’ personal data

“Without data sovereignty, data protection is a myth,” said Vinit Goenka, former national co-convenor of Bharatiya Janata Party’s IT cell. “It’s a welcome move. Data localisation will help India harness the economic benefit of data and remove the fear of access by enemy states. Our law enforcement agencies can easily access the data in case of a breach, which is not the case right now,” he added.
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November 21, 2019 / news cat

Indigenization of Data Centre to be Prioritized

According to Vinit Goenka, Member Governing Council of CRIS, Ministry of Railways (GoI) setting up of indigenous data centres in India in order to avoid data colonization should be prioritized.
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November 10, 2019

Govt’s online move could lead to censorship of ideas: Digital rights activists

Govt’s online move could lead to censorship of ideas: Digital rights activists Anam Ajmal | TNN | Updated: Nov 10, 2019,...
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November 8, 2019

The Hindu: Kudumbashree bags digital tech awards

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/kudumbashree-bags-digital-tech-awards/article29913226.ece For projects to alleviate poverty Use of digital technology for developments in the areas of poverty alleviation and skill...
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November 7, 2019

Arunachal Pradesh’s eILP project gets digital transformation

Arunachal Pradesh's eILP project gets digi .. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/71968335.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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November 7, 2019

The Shillong Times: DC’s Efforts Bring Digital Transformation Award To SWGH

DC's Efforts Bring Digital Transformation Award To SWGH  
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July 5, 2019

Data Sovereignty – The Pursuit of Supermacy book launched in Pune

Goenka said, “Today we are on the edge of fourth Industrial revolution and our country is capable of doing anything. It is the time of artificial intelligence, so the book talks about how much data is generated in the world and what happens to it. Based on your behavioural habits and how you use the data, you are used as products by these companies. So, we have to understand what is data and how it is colonised by people. Data colonisation helps big players use your data, so somebody is sitting out there and checking your data, so be aware. We cannot allow any type of data used by anyone else. Our data should remain within our country. This is the start of data evolution and we should start a movement of safeguarding our country’s data.”
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July 5, 2019

माहितीच्या सुरक्षिततेसाठी जागरूकतेची गरज

भाजपाच्या आयटी सेलचे माजी राष्ट्रीय समन्वयक गोएंका यांचे मत  
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July 5, 2019

‘Economics plays a major role in data colonisation’

http://www.sakaltimes.com/pune/%E2%80%98economics-plays-major-role-data-colonisation-37476 Sakal Times | Friday, 5 July 2019      
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June 27, 2019

Data colonisation the new looming danger

The book is the outcome of four years of interactions between Goenka, four retired Lieutenant Generals - V.M. Patil, D.B. Shekatkar, Vinod Bhatia and Vinod Khandare - former Additional Sectretary (RAW) Jayadeva Ranade and Bharat Panchal, SVP and Head (Risk Management) at National Payments Corporation of India. Thus, addressing concerns over Data Privacy and Data Protection "is the need of the hour" as Data Colonisation looms.
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June 27, 2019

Data colonisation the new looming danger

"A few years ago, this was not looked at as a threat but today, with the growing importance of data in the growing economy, the concept of storage data within the local boundaries has taken significance," says the book, helmed by Vinit Goenka, a Governing Council member of the Centre for Railway Information Systems and former National Co-Convenor of the BJP''s IT Cell and former Staffing Partner, IBM.
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June 22, 2019

Days of data colonisation not too far: Vinit Goenka

https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/days-of-data-colonisation-not-too-far-says-vinit-goenka-at-his-book-launch20190622034402/
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June 5, 2019

Fight ‘data colonisation’ with ‘data sovereignty’: ABVP’s Sunil Ambekar

He said that centuries of foreign rule in India has taken away the country’s sovereignty and “pursuit of supremacy”, and...
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June 3, 2019

The Past and Future of Facebook and BJP’s Mutually Beneficial Relationship

At one stage in our interview with Goenka that lasted over two hours, we asked him a pointed question: ‘Who helped whom more, Facebook or the BJP?’ He smiled and said: ‘That’s a difficult question. I wonder whether the BJP helped Facebook more than Facebook helped the BJP. You could say, we helped each other.’
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April 5, 2019

#PrimetimeWatch: Advani’s ‘Marg Darshan’, Michel’s Agusta Confessions Keep Channels Busy

Sardesai also asked BJP’s Vinit Goenka: “Why not name Ahmad Patel as accused?” To this Goenka replied: “We do not do the investigation, it was an open secret who was AP and who was family – we all know why Quattrocchi (accused in the Bofors case) did not come back to India. The real culprits will be booked.”
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March 16, 2019

BJP’s tele-warriors for Lok Sabha polls (Repeating for all needing)

Vinit Goenka: A politician passionate about tapping technology to change the way India works, Goenka has knowledge in diverse fields including information technology, transportation, infrastructure and agriculture. He has worked extensively in Jammu and Kashmir. Goenka goes into the basics of an issue to score over his opponent and makes less use of lung power. He is a member of the Governing Council of Centre for Railway Information System, an organisation under the Ministry of Railways.
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February 5, 2019

CAN’T ‘SELF-CENSOR’ POLITICAL ADS, SAYS FACEBOOK EVEN AS GOOGLE, TWITTER AIM FOR GREATER TRANSPARENCY AHEAD OF LS POLLS

The use of social media platforms has exponentially increased in India, and close on the heels of its merits of...
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January 21, 2019

Indian data should be owned by Indians, not corporations – Mukesh Ambani, RIL

Mukesh Ambani, chairman and MD of RIL, has said that, “India’s data must be controlled and owned by Indian people...
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December 25, 2018

Meet the Crazy Minds Behind #CrueltyFreeChristmas

Christmas is here. But someone other than Santa Claus is working tirelessly this holiday season – right-wing Indian trolls, or...
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November 24, 2018

Who Were the Key Players Responsible for Facebook’s Support to Modi and the BJP?

Is Facebook truly a neutral and an agnostic platform for all to use? Far from it. After interviewing nearly 50...
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November 17, 2018

Political rivals are trying to create atmosphere of uncertainty and failure through judiciary, feels the BJP

There is an increasing perception within the BJP that a concerted attempt is being made by its political rivals to create an...
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November 13, 2018

Why is India on a renaming spree?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose… by any other name would smell as sweet…" when William...
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November 12, 2018

Assembly polls: Semi-final before mega face-off

It’s the semi-final before the mega face-off for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Starting on Monday, five states — Rajasthan,...
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November 5, 2018

‘CAPCON-18’, an interactive session on capital market for SMEs to be held in Hyderabad on Nov 23

New Delhi, Nov 5 (KNN) Eyeing to facilitate startups and SMEs with regard to knowledge of accessing capital markets for their...
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October 25, 2018

CBI versus CBI: Modi government goes on the defensive

Facing severe criticism over the CBI infighting, the government on Wednesday shunted out two of its top bosses — Alok...
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September 27, 2018

Aadhaar verdict: Win some, lose some for Modi government

It is win some, lose some for the Modi government. In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld...
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September 26, 2018

Revamping Education System Is A Way Ahead To Empower India

The second day of BW Envision began with intrinsic insights on the way forward towards bringing a critical change in...
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September 24, 2018

Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar argues against data localisation

“The ideals of privacy and data protection in today’s world will never be achieved by a regulatory bearhug.”
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September 24, 2018

BW Businessworld Kick-Starts 3-Day Flagship Conclave ‘Envision 2018’ In Goa

Envision is a three-day conference, which will bring together industry stalwarts, leaders, and innovators from the smart cities, education, HR...
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September 22, 2018

The Emergence of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 is a creature of its environment. The substance of this draft law and the...
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September 18, 2018

Amazon India Sets Up Team for Local Data Storage

“Amazon’s move should be also a motivation for other companies to follow the path. Sooner or later, they will all...
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September 14, 2018

the occasion of IMA’s 55th Foundation Day at Hotel Radisson Blu, Indore

 IMA organized An exclusive session on "Digital Disruption"
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September 13, 2018

Telangana IT ministry to object to localisation in data protection bill

The Telangana government’s IT ministry will object to the Personal Data Protection Bill’s requirement that one copy of all users’...
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September 11, 2018

#NAMAprivacy: BJP’s Vinit Goenka on data localisation, sovereignty, and 800 years of slavery

“You really want your grandson to become a delivery boy?” Vinit Goenka, the former National Co-convener of the BJP’s IT...
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September 3, 2018

India’s regulators seek to rein in internet giants

In India, US companies dominate the internet. Facebook's WhatsApp is the most popular app on phones. Virtually every smartphone runs...
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September 3, 2018

India tackles digital colonisation

Preparing a black hole in Kolkata
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September 3, 2018

Regulators in India seeking to rein in Internet giants

Proposals include European-style limits on personal data and keeping sensitive data within country new delhi
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August 31, 2018

India Pushes Back Against Tech ‘Colonization’ by Internet Giants

NEW DELHI — In India, American companies dominate the internet. Facebook’s WhatsApp is the most popular app on phones. Virtually...
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August 31, 2018

Quotation of the Day: India’s Regulators Seek to Rein In Internet Giants

“As a country, we have to all grow up and say that, you know, enough of this.”
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August 31, 2018

Visa, Mastercard May Miss India’s Data Localization Deadline: Reports

India has asked all payment system operators to ensure localization of data by October 15 this year. A top IT...
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August 30, 2018

After Kerala, Nagaland is Desperately Seeking Your Help Amid Heavy Rains and Floods

While Kerala may be still reeling after its mass-scale floods which shook the entire state and left a high-death toll...
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August 30, 2018

Legally Speaking On Software Compliance

Before I start its very important to understand that Protecting Piracy Of software is RIGHT of It's developer and this...
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August 26, 2018

Need for reliable connectivity for sustainable smart city

 Indian government has chalked out an ambitious USD 7.3 billion smart city mission for implementing smart solutions to improve infrastructure...
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August 25, 2018

Need for reliable connectivity for sustainable smart city

 Indian government has chalked out an ambitious USD 7.3 billion smart city mission for implementing smart solutions to improve infrastructure and service delivery across Indian...
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August 24, 2018

Tightrope walk ahead as Jaitley resumes office

 FinanceNSE -1.85 % minister Arun Jaitley is back in the North Block, hale and hearty! As Jaitley resumes office after...
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August 24, 2018

Thanks for attending #NAMAprivacy on India’s Data Protection Law in New Delhi

 We had around 150 people who came to our event on India’s Data Protection Law. We would like to thank...
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August 22, 2018

#NAMAprivacy: What to read on the Srikrishna Bill, implementation, localisation, and more

One of the things we do before our #NAMA events, especially those where we’re trying to evolve a discussion, is...
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August 21, 2018

Draft Indian Ecommerce Policy: Favouring Domestic Players At The Cost Of The Ecosystem

One of the biggest blunders of the Nehruvian era was the initiation of the License Raj (in the name of protectionism), a term used...
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August 11, 2018

Digital media can effectively counter fake news menace

Fake news is one of the most important concerns of the present times, pointed out Rajya Sabha MP V Muraleedharan....
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July 30, 2018

Why India Needs a Stronger Data Sovereignty Policy

  In the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, India needs a strong data sovereignty policy to regulate data storage and use,...
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July 22, 2018

#TalkToAMuslim Campaign Evokes Both Hope and Despair

 NEW DELHI: For the last one week, social media crusaders, celebrities, poets and writers have been running a campaign #TalkToAMuslim on...
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July 18, 2018

Can hashtags like #TalkToAMuslim really help, or are they just a social media fad?

 The hashtag #TalkToAMuslim took Twitter by storm Tuesday. Social media influencers like Swara Bhasker, Gauhar Khan, and Rana Safvi tweeted...
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July 5, 2018

GST

 Manish Sabharwal of payroll services firm Teamlease, in his column for The Indian Express, writes that GST helped ensure the formalisation...
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June 28, 2018

The big-muscle anti-piracy tactics of Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk in India

 Early in 2015, Nakul Kumar, co-founder of Cashify, an online marketplace, received an email from a Microsoft anti-piracy team representative....
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June 24, 2018

Cyber security, data privacy critical for growth of Digital India

 As India continues to leapfrog into the digital revolution and brace the dream of Digital India that Prime Minister Narendra...
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June 23, 2018

Cyber security, data privacy critical for growth of Digital India

 New Delhi [India], June 23 (NewsVoir): As India continues to leapfrog into the digital revolution and brace the dream of...
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April 27, 2018

Need: Detailed discussion on geospatial policy, says Vinit Goenka, Member Task Force, Ministry of Shipping and Transport

 Today, India is standing at a crossroad where either it takes advantage of the technology or lags behind, believes Vinit Goenka,...
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April 24, 2018

India Needs More Engineering Doctorates, PM Fellowship to go a Long Way

 According to an OECD report, the US has at least twice as many Ph.D. graduates as Germany, its nearest rival....
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April 14, 2018

Microsoft probes KPMG’s anti-piracy work in India

 Microsoft is investigating the methods partner KPMG uses to crack down on the illegal use of its software in India,...
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April 13, 2018

Conference on Cyber Security, Data Protection and Big Data Analytics Analytics by CKS and CENJOWS

 A conference on Cyber ​​Security, Data Protection and Big Data Analytics was organized in Delhi on 11th April,18 at the...
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April 11, 2018

Indian PM reportedly pushing for co’s locating servers in India; Our Take

As expected, an outcome of Cambridge Analytica’s usage of Facebook data to potentially influence elections is that the government of...
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March 9, 2018

Why is TMC diktat on schools in West Bengal is mere polarizing tactic

The West Bengal government has decided to shut down around 125 schools affiliated to the RSS. It was found that...
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February 2, 2018

Open Source: An Extremely Important Aspect of Digital India!

 To support the government's goal to transform India into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy, Open Source technology is very...
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January 30, 2018

BJP ensuring all round development for Dalits

In the first week of January 2018, the media was prominently highlighting story related to Bhima-Koregaon clashes and unfortunately most...
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January 19, 2018

Govt Should Grant Infrastructure Status To Real Estate: JLL India

On 19th January, BW Businessworld along with NewsX held a Pre-Budget 2018 Round Table, with many prominent names from the...
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January 16, 2018

Aadhaar Is Safe And No Leakage Has Ever Happened: BJP’s Vinit Goenka

 Government has reassured that your identification document, Aadhaar is safe and no leakage has ever happened. "I can say with...
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December 28, 2017

Higher capacity utilisation at thermal power plants signals better days ahead

It is widely known that power generation has been on the rise for a while now. This has been captured...
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December 15, 2017

Smart Cities Jury Meet- Convention to pick India’s best ideas and innovations

 We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation. This quote from John...
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August 4, 2017

How is BJP’s IT Cell creating Twitter hysteria around #HinduDeniedEquality

 BJP leader Vinit Goenka urged supporters to make #HinduDeniedEquality the top Twitter trend
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March 23, 2017

Bhagat Singh, Rajguru And Sukhdev’s Death Anniversary: Twitter Honours The Martyrs

My humble respect & tribute to the great freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on #ShaheedDiwas.
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February 20, 2017

KPIT Sparkle 2017

December 23, 2016

Governance Now fourth PSU Awards

PSUS HAVE HAD A MAJOR ROLE IN THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY AND THE ENTIRE GDP DEPENDS ON IT 
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November 10, 2016

Task force set up by Shipping Ministry submits report for modernization of ports using IT

New Delhi, Nov 10 (KNN) The task force constituted by the Ministry of Shipping to study the present state of IT...
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November 9, 2016

Rs 1 lakh crore port work on, government to use IT for efficiency: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Nov 9 : Massive work is under way to transform India’s port sector with ongoing projects worth Rs 1...
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November 9, 2016

Rs 1L cr port work on, govt to use IT for efficiency: Gadkari

Massive work is under way to transform India's port sector with ongoing projects worth Rs 1 lakh crore while steps...
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November 9, 2016

Gadkari calls for tech usage in port operations

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday asked port authorities to use IT-based technology to increase efficiency, speed and delivery in the sector.
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November 9, 2016

Rs 1L crore port work on, govt to use IT for efficiency : Nitin Gadkari

NEW DELHI: Massive work is under way to transform India's port sector with ongoing projects worth Rs 1 lakh crore...
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November 9, 2016

Gadkari calls for tech usage in port operations

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday asked port authorities to use IT-based technology to increase...
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November 9, 2016

Rs 1L cr port work on, govt to use IT for efficiency: Nitin Gadkari

Massive work is under way to transform India’s port sector with ongoing projects worth Rs 1 lakh crore while steps...
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October 1, 2016

Interview with a Rajasthan TV Channel with Kumar Yogesh.

https://youtu.be/qVU3X95PJNQ
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September 23, 2016

Relevant policy-makers to hear out AIM-IT soon: Hosabale

With a clear agenda to promote, advocate and represent Indian IT MSMEs to protect their interests, Association of MSMEs in...
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August 5, 2016

A shot in the arm for manufacturing sector

Since Independence, the Indian manufacturing sector has been pushing itself against all odds to perform and contribute towards the growth...
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May 12, 2016

EGovWatch: “Transport Ministry To Contribute 3% Of GDP In Next Two Years Via Implementation Of Technology” :Nitin Gadkari

After being stuck in the slow lane of growth for almost 70 years, Indian transport & logistics sector is finally...
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May 12, 2016

EGovWatch: IT Should Be Used As A Decision Support System In National Transport System, Says Vineet Goenka

To expedite pace of infrastructure building in the country, the Centre is using IT applications on a large scale to monitor 900...
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May 6, 2016

IT tools monitoring 900 highway projects worth Rs 6 lakh crore: Nitin Gadkari

NEW DELHI: To expedite pace of infrastructure building in the country, the Centre is using IT applications on a large...
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April 8, 2016

Railways is best example for big bang reforms, says Suresh Prabhu

Echoing the words of prime minister Narendra Modi, union railway minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that the best example...
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February 24, 2016

TRAI’s Verdict On Net Neutrality: A Move Every Indian Must Welcome

Net neutrality may not sound like a familiar term to many and you may also wonder what is wrong if...
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February 18, 2016

EGovWatch: How Technology Can Prevent Road Accidents

India has one of the largest and densest road networks in the world. However, these highways are also counted among...
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December 24, 2015

Only cloud could make citizen services at massive scales possible

How important a role do you see cloud playing while the government looks to transform IT as a means towards...
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September 28, 2015

How IT can make Indian roads and highways safer and better

Road network in India, in all its vastness provides last mile connectivity to the masses and also proves to be...
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April 4, 2014

भाजपचा सोशल मीडिया तरुणाईच्या हाती…

तरुणांना आकर्षित करण्यासाठी आज सारेच पक्ष सोशल मीडियाचा वापर करीत आहेत. अर्थात तरुणांना आकर्षित करायचे असेल तर सोशल मीडियावरील भाषा,...
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