The Draft National Encryption Policy: The good, the bad and the downright ugly
The Draft National Encryption Policy: The good, the bad and the downright ugly

The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY) recently released the draft of the National Encryption Policy seeking methods of data encryption of data and communications used by the government, businesses, and even citizens.

Department of Electronics and Information Technology undertakes review meeting on WSIS

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) in collaboration with NIXI has undertook a review meeting on world summit on the information society (WSIS).

Tibetan town captures photos of ''panda deity''

 A wild panda has been captured in photos for the first time in a Tibetan town, known for panda worship and panda dance, in China`s Sichuan province.

India, Japan vow to crack down on cyber crimes
India, Japan vow to crack down on cyber crimes

India has sought assistance from Japan on the latest technologies and expertise to tackle cyber criminals in Internet espionage, cyber terrorism and stealing personal as well as critical data.

Govt mulls blocking of apps of Uber, Ola, others across country

The government is mulling blocking mobile taxi hailing apps of Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure all over the country, with the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) seeking views from the Transport Ministry for the same.

Govt may cut plan outlay for DeitY to Rs 2,500 crore

In the last Budget, the plan outlay for DeitY was Rs 3,815 crore.

Centre plans to set up Rs 10,000-crore electronics fund

"The department will set up a Rs 10,000-crore corpus to fund innovation in electronics and IT," DEITY secretary R S Sharma said.

CCRA certification to India will boost digital agenda: Deity
CCRA certification to India will boost digital agenda: Deity

The recognition of India as an 'Authorising Nation' for CCRA certification to test IT and electronics products for cyber security will give fillip to digital agenda of the country.

`Kahaani` gets Hollywood remake as `Deity`

Vidya Balan-starrer `Kahaani` is getting a Hollywood version in `Deity` with Niels Arden Oplev of `The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo` fame attached to direct the Yash Raj Films project for international audience.

DEITY gives in-principle nod to electronic cluster in Odisha

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) has given in-principle (rpt) principle approval to Odisha's first electronic manufacturing cluster Info-valley which is expected to entail investment of Rs 979 crore, industry body IESA said today.

SMS to be accepted by govt depts as official document

People may soon be able to use SMS communication with government departments as a documentary proof while utilising citizen-services for making payments, registrations and various other schemes.

Preferential market access for private sector in advanced stages

Government has already issued notification under PMA policy for government procurement.

Govt could ban official use of gmail, yahoo by year-end

Wary of cyber snooping, the government could ban e-mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo for official communications by December this year in a move to safeguard its critical and sensitive data.

Digital village - Government at people`s doorsteps

In October 2011, the government of India approved the setting up of the NOFN to provide connectivity to the 250,000 gram panchayats in the country.

DEITY to come out with timeline for IT policy by Dec

DEITy officials Tuesday discussed a roadmap for implementation of National Policy on Information Technology (NPIT).

IT industry should focus on domestic market: DeitY

"IT industry should focus on domestic market and diversify in newer and emerging markets for exports to tackle declining export revenues and achieve the USD 400 billion growth target," he said while addressing the BangaloreIT.Biz 2012 here.

DEITY unveils Internet search engine based on Indian languages

Government Thursday launched a search engine that will help people in searching tourism-related queries across websites in five Indian languages.

Govt to set up IMG on Internet governance

An Inter-Ministerial group on Internet governance will shortly be set up, a government official today said.

DeitY selects Accenture to review semiconductor fab proposals

As part of the engagement, Accenture will work in two phases to help the government assess companies interested in building semiconductor fabs (the building unit of any electronic item) in India, the company said in a statement. No financial details were disclosed.

Sibal holds up hiring at DeitY, sets up committee

Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has directed the Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) to set up a committee for ensuring a transparent hiring process and stopped all recruitments in the department and its associated offices until the system is standardised.