The initiative aims to bridge the digital divide in the country, increase accessibility of digital devices for students from underprivileged communities, and empower them for a brighter future.
e-RUPI is a cashless and contactless instrument for digital payment, an official statement said, adding, it is a QR code or SMS string-based e-voucher, which is delivered to the mobile of the beneficiaries.
Google last year announced plans to open its second Cloud region in India and help regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services, as well as public sector organisations.
The Finance Minister said that BHIM UPI has been one of the brightest spots and an achievement for digital transactions in India during the Covid-19 pandemic with more than 100 million UPI QRs being created in the last five years, while in 2020-21 alone, it processed 22 billion transactions worth Rs 41 lakh crore.
Bengaluru: Online transactions saw a growth of 76 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 as compared to 2020, as tier 2 and 3 cities and towns continued to…
New York: A 16-page survey by Bank of America (BofA) identifies Amazon, Jio, Paytm and Byju’s as the stars that Indian consumers prefer in these times of Covid-19. Seventy-one per cent of users preferred Amazon over rival Flipkart which stood at 22 per cent. Only 5 per cent of those surveyed preferred to go basis […]
New Delhi: With the rise in usage of digital modes of transactions and the growing market of digital payment services, India is likely to contribute around 2.2 per cent to the sector by 2023, said a report by the Payments Council of India and PWC. The report titled ‘Empowering payments’: Digital India on the path […]
New Delhi: Hyderabad-based global start-up catalyst T-Hub on Friday announced a partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to lead Digital India’s Scale Up programme for hardware and Internet of Things (IoT) startups across India. As many as 10-15 startups with leading-edge solutions in mobility, energy, agriculture, aerospace, manufacturing, consumer, healthtech, medtech, […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here on Saturday, launched the Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge to identify the best Indian apps, already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale up and become world class. The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology along with the Atal Innovation Mission have come up […]
New Delhi: In a bid to help Indian students create solutions for real-world problems, Google on Wednesday announced three teams as winners of its Build for Digital India programme launched in partnership with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) last year. The three winning teams were selected from over 7,000 students from more […]
New Delhi: With the goal of enhancing digital infrastructure, deploying e-governance and e-services and make the nation digitally empowered, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched Digital India. But, amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 disease in the country, the initiative faces the biggest challenge. COVID-19 lockdown has created an unprecedented situation. […]
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to boost the vision of Digital India, three applications for strengthening IT enablement of railways for proper monitoring of projects have been launched. The new applications includes: CRS Sanction Management System: It’s an important aspect in construction, maintenance and up-gradation of railway assets. Under the online application, all works pertaining to […]
New Delhi: Reliance Jio on Monday announced new “all-in-one” plans which are marginally cheaper than its existing prepaid plans and also include Interconnect usage charges for 1,000 minutes of outgoing calls. While the one-month pack would cost a user Rs 222, the two-month plan comes at Rs 333 and the three month plan would set […]
Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has alleged that review of call connect charges by TRAI “sabotages” the Prime Minister’s vision for Digital India, and will hit not only the regulator’s credibility but also investor confidence as the move protects vested interests of some old operators. Continuing its attack on the regulator and old operators over […]
New Delhi: Digital payment has been one of the key features of the government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative and online payment platforms and services have indeed spread themselves in the country. However, its penetration and acceptance in the tier-II and tier-III cities still face some obstacles, market players said. According to Credit Suisse report, India’s mobile […]
New Delhi: The 2021 census will be conducted through a mobile phone application, moving away from traditional pen and paper to give Digital India a boost, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday. The mammoth nationwide exercise will be carried out in 16 languages and at a cost of Rs 12,000 crore, he said […]
Bhubaneswar: Is Odisha on the cusp of digital revolution? The launch pad looks perfectly set up as Odisha in 2018 not only figured among the top -10 smartphone users in the country but also was among the top-10 racers on the data highway. But the sizeable poverty populace in the State is still proving a […]
New Delhi: With the government on Monday refusing to relax the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) October 15 deadline for data localisation, the road ahead has become tough for global digital payment providers who have sought more time to comply with the guidelines. The RBI guidelines say that all digital payment firms like Google Pay, […]
Stockholm: India and the five Nordic nations of Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Finland on Tuesday agreed to deepen cooperation in innovation and climate change in the first India-Nordic Summit held here during the course of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here. “During the Summit, the Prime Ministers pledged to deepen cooperation between India […]
New Delhi: In order to give a boost to digital connectivity across the Nation, Central Government has decided to set up around 7.5 lakh internet hotspots for public across the country by the end of 2108. According to sources, the responsibility of the programme is to be distributed among the private operators like BSNL, Reliance […]
New Delhi: Digital India is certainly a big opportunity for both economic growth and innovation and the growth Facebook is witnessing in the country is a clear example of that, a top company executive said on Wednesday. According to Kevin Martin, Vice President for Mobile and Global Access Policy at Facebook, the government’s digital initiative […]
Bhubaneswar: To further the ‘Digital India’ initiative and usher a larger public base into its usage platform, the government has launched “mAadhaar” or mobile Aadhaar (a mobile-based interface) for android users. The app which has been indigenously designed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) links one’s Aadhar number and allows android users to […]
Mumbai: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on Friday introduced state-of-the-art 100G Optical Transport Network (NG-OTN) across the country to provide Super Express Highways, in tune with the Digital India Programme of the Prime Minister. Launching the NG-OTN here, Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha lauded the BSNL for upgrading its network to provide […]
Washington:India and US have agreed to continue to explore the opportunities for collaboration on implementing India’s ambitious Digital India initiative, with the goal of enhancing digital infrastructure, deploying e-governance and e-services. The initiative is also aimed at expanding the diffusion and use of ICT as a tool to expand economic opportunity, boost productivity, create jobs, […]