With the winter sessions starting today, Parliament has settled to go paperless. All the reports will be published on Parliament’s website. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumita Mahajan on Wednesday said that MPs have time till their training ends and thereafter they have to use digital devices provided by government.
It has announced new initiatives in the ‘Rajasthan Startup Festival’. The State Government aims to create 50 incubators and 500 startups. The Government also plans to mobilize Rs 500 crores from Angel and Venture Capitals. The focus areas will be social, cleantech, mobile, IT, and IoT related disruptive ideas.
The mass use encryption products, which are currently being used in web applications, social media sites, and social media applications such as Whatsapp,Facebook,Twitter etc are exempted from the list. Earlier, govt asked service to store the encrypted information in plain text for 90 days.
Over 3,000 government web portals will be made friendly for PwDs by July 2016. The Department of Social Justice is roping in ERNET to help build these web portals. The initiative is part of Accessibility India Campaign which is looking to enhance all government documents and web portals to recognized international standards.
Indian intelligence agencies are looking to acquire sweeping interception capabilities. The revelation was made by emails leaked by Wikileaks. Sweeping interception will allow Indian agencies keep tabs on a large number of people at once. This could help agencies sidestep the need to get the permission of the Union home minister before interception.
It is estimated that over 70,000 children go missing in India each year. KhoyaPaya, is an initiative by the Government of India to use technology to combat cases of missing children. The primary function of the portal is to allow citizens to report cases of missing/found children. Further, parents will be able to upload images of their missing children which can be viewed in real time by watchers.
Open source policy is applicable to all government organizations under the central governments and state governments.
Lets just hope that Siddaramaiah puts his advice to use, because we find it to be totally cool.
Seems like the Indian entrepreneur community is as pumped as the government to make India a better place to do business
NaMo government plans to bring India among the top 50 countries in terms of Ease of Doing Business.