Facebook executive Nick Clegg recently advised Indian ministers about the 'company's resolve not to compromise on the privacy of WhatsApp users. Indian IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday underlined the importance of law enforcement agencies knowing the source of WhatsApp messages being circulated to spread false rumours and fuel violence. "We respect encryption, but when the same message is being played repeatedly at the same time, same area and on the same issue to create chaos and spread false rumours, law enforcement agencies must have access, and the source of nuisances must be identified to deal with circulation of false rumours in such cases." The minister was speaking at the India Mobile Congress 2019, as he called upon global tech giants to provide information on sources of encrypted messages to control rumours. The remarks come as the issue of traceability of messages continues to remain a significant point of contention between the government and … [Read more...] about India Calls on Global Tech Giants to Reveal Source of Encrypted Messages
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Debt-laden Air India has received an equity infusion of Rs 30,520.21 crore from financial year 2011-12 till date, the government said on December 5 and reiterated that it is committed to the disinvestment of the national carrier. In April 2012, the then central government had approved a Turnaround Plan (TAP)/ Financial Restructuring Plan (FRP) for reviving Air India, which has been in the red since merger of Indian Airlines in 2007-08.To prepare for the disinvestment, the government is implementing a strategic plan, which includes a financial package and focus on increasing operational efficiencies, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.The major components of the financial package for 2018-19 included a cash support of Rs 3,975 crore to Air India, inclusive of Rs 1,630 crore already infused in the airline in 2018-19.Close Another component was for providing a "government guarantee of Rs 7,600 crore, inclusive of Rs 3,000 crore already provided to Air … [Read more...] about Air India received Rs 30,520 cr equity infusion from FY12 onwards: Govt
New Delhi: Expressing "certainty" that India would be a $5 trillion economy by 2024, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday clarified that the current growth slowdown is "temporary" and only caused by "global factors". Shah also promised that no Indian will be left without a house, bank account, toilet, electricity, road connectivity or any basic need of life by 2022. Shah said that the Prime Minister's vision of a new and great India was about ensuring a good quality of life for all Indians and India getting accepted and admired by the world as a strong nation. Speaking at the 46th National Management Convention of All India Management Association (AIMA), Shah called on India's business leaders to not get confused by a temporary growth slowdown caused by global factors and build national confidence instead. "India has to be a $5 trillion economy by 2024 and it is a certainty,"said Shah. The Home Minister demanded that India's industry and management organisations build … [Read more...] about India Certain To Become $5 Trillion Economy By 2024: Home Minister Amit Shah
New Delhi, Sep 30: Sports and games have been an integral part of people's life in India since time immemorial. History is full of incidents where we have witnessed people indulging into sports for recreation and keeping themselves physically and mentally fit. Several traditional sports are still popular amongst kids in the urban and rural areas but they are restricted mainly to the households or neighbourhoods. With the introduction and advent of video games and smartphones, kids have forgotten those traditional sports which were popular in India, say a couple of decades back. While some traditional sports are still being played mostly in rural areas. There are a few which have been long forgotten in this rapidly changing and evolving world. Here are a few traditional sports that Indians still play: Gilli Danda: Much before cricket was introduced in the sub-continent, Indians used to play this traditional sport. It is thought to be being played in the sub-continent for the 2500 … [Read more...] about Kabaddi to Gilli Danda to Kho Kho: Traditional games played in India
New Delhi is approaching Gota with an open mind, observes N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi greets Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, November 29, 2019. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo As is to be expected, Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Nandasena Rajapaksa's maiden overseas visit, to New Delhi, has come in for multiple interpretations at the hands of India's strategic community. It used to be the case with his elder brother and predecessor once removed, President Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa, during his second term in office -- after he had successfully headed the nation in eliminating the LTTE with multiple conventional military capabilities. India has had an open mind to the Gota election back home, and his subsequent Delhi visit. There was no jubilation of the kind that had attended that of predecessor Maithripala Sirisena -- or the attendant electoral defeat of incumbent Mahinda R, in elections 2005. 'Cautious … [Read more...] about Can India trust Gota and the Rajapaksas?