THEHINDU NOV-2016. Manoj Sinha, who took charge of the Telecom Ministry this July, is not just concerned about fewer call drops for telecom consumers, but also about the quality of data services they get. Excerpts from an interview:
TIMESOFINDIA/TNN APR-2017. To realize the 'Digital India' and 'Green India' dreams of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a group of city's young professionals has developed a fully digital plant pot, probably the first of its kind. The unique pot can automatically provide water to hundreds of plants at a time without any manual effort.
DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION APR-2016. Vijay Roy, who lives with the Sahariya tribe in Baran district of Rajasthan, was trained in 2008 to establish wireless networks through the Wireless for Communities (W4C) project run by the Digital Empowerment Foundation. Rajkumari is known as Lady Wi-Fi in her neighbourhood because of her enthusiasm in providing broadband connectivity in Baran. Om Prakash from Baran is another Sahariya who had already cleared his Class X exams when he joined CIRC Bakanpura and went on to gain proficiency in several computer applications.
FINANCIALEXPRESS/TNN JAN-2016. Inspired by Prime Minister's Digital India campaign, a group of city's young professionals have developed a 'predetermined digital aquarium', probably the first of its kind. The aquarium, which was recently inaugurated by Union minister Nitin Gadkari, has been developed by 'Designitezy.com' — a firm set-up by Nagpur and Pune-based engineering graduates.
INDIANEXPRESS/PTI AUG-2016. In an attempt to promote digital literacy among villagers under the Digital India campaign, Hirachuni, a small village, about 23 kms from here in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand has been identified for the purpose.
TIMESOFINDIA MAY-2016. The villagers who are basically labourers and have a hand-to-mouth existence managed to contribute to the local government school with some financial help that could be an inspiration for others. In this academic year, the teachers of the school strived to make Rs 7 lakh available for the school's improvement in this small village.
ECONOMICSTIMES.INDIATIMES MAY-2016. Over 100 researchers, data analysts, computer programmers, developers and other stakeholders came together at two-day hackathon Hack4farming , to explore digital solutions to address agricultural development issues in India.
THEHINDU MAY-2016. Kozhikode District Collector, N. Prasanth, who assumed office in February 2015, uses the page to bounce out-of-the box ideas off the public. Unlike similar official pages, this one does not post pictures of the Collector’s programmes; no self promotion, just utility-based posts. It aids crowd sourcing and mass mobilisation.
ECONOMICSTIMES JAN-2016. Technology systems, architecture and infrastructure are mature enough to enable the billion or so adults in India to transact digitally.It's now a matter of increasing awareness, says Nilekani Is India's economy prepared to shift from cash to a `less-cash' model that the government has been talking about since demonetisation? Yes, says Nandan Nilekani...
INDIAEDUCATIONDIARY MAY-2016. In just under 20 days, four crew members of the ‘Digital Desh Drive 2’ travelled more than 4000 km in a car through the business hubs in 18 cities, towns and villages of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi NCR to get a pulse of the ‘real superpower’ of Digital India and unravel more than 40 stories of how the Tier 2, 3 and even 4 cities are using technology in their everyday life.
TIMESOFINDIA MAY-2016. Most stories are about small business owners finding customers online (a sector that NowFloats works in). Others had more everyday ordeals.
TIMESOFINDIA/TNN JAN-2016. In a bid to promote less cash economy, the government on Monday said small traders and businesses with a turnover of up to Rs 2 crore will pay less tax if they accept payments through banking and digital means.
THEHINDU NOV-2016. A tech genius from Alwar district of Rajasthan, who was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Wembley Stadium address in London last year, has been roped in by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to work with its human resource development (HRD) arm.
TIMESOFINDIA NOV-2016. Five government school teachers in Uttarakhand are on a mission to ensure that government schools in the state have a presence on cyberspace. The group is helping schools launch their individual websites so that academic data can be stored and students can seek help on the web from teachers.