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Data privacy: Government sends notice to 21 mobile phone makers, asks them to share security information

Data privacy: Government sends notice to 21 mobile phone makers, asks them to share security information

In a bid to ensure the privacy of users' data, the Centre has sent notices to all smartphone makers including a majority of Chinese manufacturers, asking them to provide the framework as well as the procedures they follow for data security.

Aug 17, 2017, 07:49 AM IST
Govt develops tech to check officials' mobile information leak

Govt develops tech to check officials' mobile information leak

The same was confirmed by a senior Army officer, clarifying that immediate action was taken and things were brought under control.

Aug 07, 2017, 19:47 PM IST

Mobiles worth Rs 90,000 crore produced in India in 2016-17: Government

Domestic production of cellular mobile handsets witnessed a growth of 185 percent in value terms in 2015-16 compared to 2014-15 and 67 per cent in 2016-17 as against 2015-16, he said.

Jul 21, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
GST rollout: Telecom services, mobile phones to be expensive

GST rollout: Telecom services, mobile phones to be expensive

Telephone bills and mobile handset prices will go up from July 1 when the new Goods and Services Tax regime kicks in, raising incidence of taxation on the telecom sector.

Jun 30, 2017, 14:02 PM IST

DoT working on stricter rules for tracking lost cell phones

The Department of Telecom is working on rules to make tampering of IMEI number -- a unique 15-digit serial number of mobile devices -- a punishable offence with up to three years of imprisonment.

Jun 26, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

Indian electronics market expected to reach $400 bn

The demand for electronic products in India is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41 percent during 2017-20 to reach $400 billion by 2020, a study said on Monday.

Jun 12, 2017, 14:03 PM IST
Online banking to kill physical banks in 5-6 years: Amitabh Kant

Online banking to kill physical banks in 5-6 years: Amitabh Kant

Low cost Internet based transactions and business efficiency due to technology advancements are expected to kill physical banks in next 5-6 years, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday.

Jun 08, 2017, 23:26 PM IST
Delhi: Four arrested for looting truck carrying mobile phones

Delhi: Four arrested for looting truck carrying mobile phones

The Delhi Police managed to nab all the four accused involved in looting a truck transporting mobile phones near Burari bypass in New Delhi.

May 21, 2017, 09:53 AM IST
GST: Telecom services, mobile phones to go up from July 1

GST: Telecom services, mobile phones to go up from July 1

Telephone bills and mobile handset prices will go up from July 1 when the new Goods and Services Tax regime kicks in, raising incidence of taxation on the telecom sector.

May 20, 2017, 10:21 AM IST
Digital system for airport entry may roll out soon! Just use your mobile phone, Aadhaar for air travel

Digital system for airport entry may roll out soon! Just use your mobile phone, Aadhaar for air travel

You might soon be using just your mobile phone and Aadhaar for air travel minus all that paper work, with the government looking to roll out a digital system for airport entry and subsequent journey requirements.

Apr 28, 2017, 20:21 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi reveals why he banned mobile phones from his meetings

PM Narendra Modi reveals why he banned mobile phones from his meetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that mobile phones were banned from his meetings because he often found officers checking social media sites in the midst of official discussions.

Apr 21, 2017, 18:57 PM IST
Spending on PCs, mobile phones to hit $600bn this year: Gartner

Spending on PCs, mobile phones to hit $600bn this year: Gartner

Users' interest in value and higher quality phones is increasingly overriding their desire for low prices.

Apr 06, 2017, 15:46 PM IST
175 mobile phones stolen per day in Delhi in Jan, Feb: Govt

175 mobile phones stolen per day in Delhi in Jan, Feb: Govt

Around 175 mobile phones were stolen every day in the national capital in January and February this year, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Mar 14, 2017, 18:35 PM IST
Govt launches free anti-virus for PC, mobile phones

Govt launches free anti-virus for PC, mobile phones

The IT Ministry on Tuesday launched botnet cleaning and anti-malware analysis centre for Rs 90 crore to provide free anti-virus to computers and mobile phones for removing malicious softwares.

Feb 21, 2017, 21:36 PM IST
Verify identity of all mobile users in a year: SC to Centre

Verify identity of all mobile users in a year: SC to Centre

In a move to end fake mobile phone users, the Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre to put in place within a year an effective mechanism to scrutinise the details of identity of over 100 crore existing and future mobile telephone consumers.

Feb 06, 2017, 19:59 PM IST
Budget 2017: Here is what the common man gets

Budget 2017: Here is what the common man gets

The combined effect of both these measures will mean that there would be zero tax liability for people getting income upto Rs 3 lakhs per annum and the tax liability will only be Rs 2,500 for people with income between Rs 3 to Rs 3.5 lakhs.    

Feb 01, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
Just 5 attempts can open Android pattern lock

Just 5 attempts can open Android pattern lock

If you think that the popular pattern lock system in Android smartphones is the best option to safeguard your device, you are mistaken as security researchers have found that it takes just five attempts to break into Android devices.

Jan 24, 2017, 14:54 PM IST

Aadhar card to be made mandatory for SIM cards

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Jan 24, 2017, 00:20 AM IST
Allow old Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes for buying mobile phones, requests ICA

Allow old Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes for buying mobile phones, requests ICA

Mobile phone industry body Indian Cellular Association has asked the government to allow use of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes for the purchase of handsets and claimed that their sales have come down by 50 per cent due to cash crunch post demonetisation.

Nov 26, 2016, 19:54 PM IST

India set to manufacture $80 bn worth of mobile phone components: Study

India is set to manufacture $80 billion worth of mobile phone components over the next five years, a new study revealed on Monday, adding that this will help the country become a global manufacturing hub with advanced local manufacturing.

Nov 21, 2016, 17:07 PM IST