Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Won't allow online gaming industry to take control of self-regulatory body: IT Minister

Many educators urged the Minister to ensure that the proposed self regulatory body "operates at an arm's length from the industry", and pushed for framing of 'objective criteria'.

published on : 12th January 2023

Government proposes new IT rules to regulate online gaming

The final draft is expected in February following consultation from all stakeholders.

published on : 3rd January 2023

IT Minister pulls up WhatsApp over incorrect map of India shown in tweeted video

The video post by WhatsApp about a New Year eve livestream depicted the globe that showed an incorrect map of India with regard to Jammu and Kashmir.

published on : 1st January 2023

Potential of Indian being exposed to online game with harmful info has increased: MoS IT

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that the government is aware of the possible risks and challenges associated with online games that have such information.

published on : 22nd December 2022

Governments across world, forums lag behind in rulemaking for Big Tech: MoS IT 

He said safety and trust are core issues for the government to address, especially because 1.2 billion Indians are going to use the internet.

published on : 12th December 2022

AIIMS smart lab continues to run manually

Connectivity between e-hosp & Laboratory Information System yet to be restored, depts get printed test reports

published on : 12th December 2022

Data protection bill: Govt get personal data access only in exceptional situations, says MoS IT

Speaking during an online discussion, the minister said the National Data Governance Framework Policy has provision for handling anonymisation of data -- which is not part of the DPDP Bill 2022.

published on : 27th November 2022

DPDP achieves objectives of data protection, ease of business, national security: MoS IT Rajeev

The bill comes in place of the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 which was withdrawn by the government from Parliament in August.

published on : 19th November 2022

DPDP bill achieves objectives of data protection, ease biz, national security: MoS IT

The bill comes in place of the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 which was withdrawn by the government from Parliament in August.

published on : 18th November 2022

Data protection bill will end misuse of customer data, penalise violators: MoS IT 

The government in August withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill from Lok Sabha and said it will come out with a 'set of fresh legislations' that will fit into the comprehensive legal framework.

published on : 15th November 2022

New IT rules put greater obligations on social media platforms to act against unlawful content, misinformation: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

The idea is not to target any company or intermediary or make things difficult for them. The government sees internet and online safety as a shared responsibility of all, he noted.

published on : 29th October 2022

Can’t pin down staff: Min on moonlighting

R Chandrasekhar says youngsters have sense of confidence and they want to create more value out of their skills

published on : 24th September 2022

India tweaks semiconductor scheme to provide uniform fiscal support

In a bid to attract more players in the semiconductor space, the government has made performance-linked incentive (PLI) scheme more appealing for investors.

published on : 22nd September 2022

Government has no plan to ban production of Chinese phones below Rs 12,000, says Rajeev Chandrasekhar

“Wherever we feel that Indian brands are being crowded out due to unfair practices we will intervene,” said the minister.

published on : 30th August 2022

'Have asked Chinese companies to raise exports from India; no plans to ban their phones': Centre

The Minister of State for Electronics and IT also said that Indian companies also have a role to play in the country's electronic ecosystem but it does not mean the exclusion of foreign brands.

published on : 29th August 2022

Govt issued 105 blocking orders to social media firms under new IT rules

94 directions to block content were issued to YouTube between December 2021 and April 2022, five to Twitter, and three each to Facebook and Instagram.

published on : 5th August 2022

Approach law enforcement agencies against misleading ads on social media: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

The Department of Consumer Affairs runs an online portal, namely 'Grievances Against Misleading Advertisements', where consumers can lodge complaints relating to misleading ads.

published on : 3rd August 2022

Electronics Manufacturing Cluster in Odisha gets investment commitment of Rs 914 crore

This EMC is poised to attract an investment of about Rs 979 crore and having potential to generate 10,000 employment opportunities.

published on : 24th July 2022

'Open to suggestions on grievance redressal mechanism for social media users': IT minister

The comment assumes significance as the Centre is proposing to set up a grievance appellate committee to look into appeals filed by individuals against decisions of social media platforms.

published on : 7th June 2022

Comply with rules or exit from India, government tells VPN service providers

The ministry of electronics and IT has mandated cloud service providers, VPN firms, data centre companies and virtual private server providers to store users' data for at least 5 years.

published on : 19th May 2022
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