Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Explained: What does IT Ministry’s warning over WhatsApp privacy policy mean?

This is for the very first time, WhatsApp has been given a strict warning by challenging it with legal action from the government which if decoded means that the government of India will leave no stone unturned to pursue all legal actions at hand to protect “to protect the sovereign rights” of Indian citizens. 

May 24, 2021, 17:34 PM IST

Govt asks social media platforms to remove content mentioning 'Indian variant' of COVID-19

A notice issued in this regard by the IT ministry states that a "false statement" is being circulated online that implies that an 'Indian variant' of coronavirus is spreading across the countries. The IT ministry said the matter has already been clarified by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on May 12, 2021, through a press statement.

May 23, 2021, 15:10 PM IST

Twitter CEO, top officials not to attend parliamentary panel meet

The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology, headed by BJP Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur, had issued summons to Twitter through a letter sent on February 1.

Feb 09, 2019, 17:55 PM IST

WhatsApp snubs Centre on false messages: With technology come trade-offs

The government had written to WhatsApp asking the messaging platform to stop the spread of false messages on its platform.

Jul 04, 2018, 13:57 PM IST

Government asks 21 smartphone makers to share security information

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Wednesday said it has asked 21 smartphone makers across the world -- of which majority are Chinese -- to share the security procedures and processes they have undertaken to ensure security of mobile phone devices.

Aug 16, 2017, 18:08 PM IST

Rs 12,000 crore worth of digital transactions carried out: Government

According to the details given by the minister, the number of cases of fraud involving credit cards, ATM/Debit cards and internet banking during 2015-16 was 16,468 and 13,653 in 2016-17.

Jul 21, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

10% customs duty on mobiles, hike on more items likely

The decision came on the day the government rolled out Goods and Services Tax across the country.

Jul 01, 2017, 13:27 PM IST

MeitY reaches out to RBI, others against Wanna Cry ransomware

The IT ministry has reached out to key stakeholders like RBI, National Payments Corporation of India, NIC and UIDAI (Aadhaar) to advise them to protect their systems against 'Wanna Cry' ransomware to ensure that the digital payments ecosystem in the country is protected.

May 14, 2017, 20:52 PM IST

Microsoft bags government accreditation for Cloud services

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Tuesday announced that Microsoft is one of the first global cloud service providers to achieve MeitYs provisional accreditation to deliver its Cloud solutions to government agencies and departments.

Oct 18, 2016, 17:16 PM IST

Centre bifurcates Communication Ministry; new ministry for IT

A new Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has been created by the Centre after bifurcating the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoC&IT) to exclusively deal with Aadhaar, promotion of Internet and other related services.

Jul 20, 2016, 16:44 PM IST