NeGD, MeitY organises State Capacity Building Workshop for Chief Information Security Officers of UP Government under Capacity Building Scheme

A Cyber Security and best practices workshop is being conducted in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, from February 27 – 29, 2024, with the participation of more than 51 CISOs across 30 plus State Departments. This programme is being conducted by National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), in collaboration with the Center for e-Governance (CeG), Department of IT & Electronics, Government of UP. The three-day intensive workshop is intended to spread awareness, build capacities, and enable government departments to take steps to create a cyber-resilient ecosystem; it…

GENERAL PIERRE SCHILL, CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF OF FRENCH ARMY ON A VISIT TO INDIA

General Pierre Schill, Chief of Army Staff of French Army is on a visit to India from 27th to 29th February 2024. The visit commenced with a poignant wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial on 27th February 2024, where the French General paid homage to the fallen heroes of the Indian Armed Forces who have made the supreme sacrifice for the nation. Thereafter, a ceremonial Guard of Honour was presented to the Chief of Army Staff of French Army at the South Block Lawns in New Delhi after which he called…

“Today our MSMEs have a great opportunity to become a strong part of the global supply chain”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participated in the program ‘Creating the Future – Digital Mobility for Automotive MSME Entrepreneurs’ in Madurai, Tamil Nadu today and addressed thousands of Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) entrepreneurs working in the automotive sector. The Prime Minister also interacted with Gandhigram-trained women entrepreneurs and schoolchildren Addressing the occasion, the Prime Minister said that it is a delightful experience to be present among minds of the technology and innovation sector and remarked that the feeling is similar to visiting a laboratory that crafts the…

RBI Directs NPCI to Assess Paytm’s UPI Continuation Amid Bank Unit Closure

The RBI has directed the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to evaluate a request from Paytm to function as a third-party application provider (TPAP). If NPCI grants TPAP status to Paytm, the transition would necessitate migrating ‘@paytm’ handles seamlessly from Paytm Payments Bank to a new set of banks to prevent any service interruptions. To facilitate this migration, NPCI may certify 4-5 banks as Payment Service Provider (PSP) banks with demonstrated capabilities to process high-volume UPI transactions. Holders of FASTag and National Common Mobility Cards (NCMC) issued by Paytm…

Byju’s Boardroom Turmoil: Investors Launch Legal Blitz to Oust CEO Amid Governance Crisis

Four Byju’s investors file suit against founder Byju Raveendran Allegations of oppression, and mismanagement by CEO and top management Investors seek forensic audit and new board appointment Raveendran has staunchly defended his position, asserting that the allegations are baseless and the EGM is procedurally flawed. The outcome of the legal battle remains uncertain, with both sides digging in for a protracted struggle. As the controversy intensifies, it casts a shadow over Byju’s future and raises questions about the stability of India’s burgeoning edtech sector. In a dramatic turn of events,…

Enforcement Directorate Issues Lookout Notice Against Byju’s CEO, Prevents Exit from India

The Enforcement Directorate has taken a significant step against Byju’s CEO Byju Raveendran by issuing a lookout notice, barring him from leaving India. Meanwhile, the Karnataka High Court has declined to hold an emergency shareholder meeting initiated by select investors of Think and Learn Pvt Ltd, the parent company of Byju’s. The legal proceedings surrounding Byju’s have been ongoing, with the next hearing scheduled for March 13, as per sources cited by a media outlet. In November 2023, the ED had issued a show cause notice to Think and Learn…

India signs MoU with Colombia on sharing India’s open-sourced DPIs

India and Colombia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the field of Sharing Successful Digital Solutions Implemented at Population Scale for Digital Transformation. It was signed between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia.     Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, and Jal Shakti, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar exchanged the MoU with Mr. Mauricio Lizcano, Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia. The signatories were Shri S. Krishnan, Secretary of MeitY…

Amendments in Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 get the nod to promote procurement of advanced technologies from Start-Ups & MSMEs

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), under the chairmanship of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, accorded approval for Acceptance of Necessity (AoNs) for various capital acquisition proposals amounting to Rs 84,560 crore. In the true spirit of ‘Aatmanirbharta’, the approvals accorded on February 16, 2024 lay special emphasis on procurement of various equipment from Indian vendors. The DAC has accorded AoN under Buy {Indian-Indigenously Designed Developed and Manufactured (IDDM)} category for procurement of a new generation of Anti-tank mines having seismic sensor and provision of remote deactivation with additional safety features. In order to enhance the operational…

INAUGURATION OF FACILITIES AT NCS DELHI

Mrs Kala Hari Kumar, President, Navy Welfare and Wellness Association (NWWA) inaugurated the refurbished Computer Lab and Conference Room as well as a new Lift for Children with Special Needs at Navy Children School Delhi on 15 February 2024 in the presence of Vice Admiral Gurcharan Singh, Controller Personnel Services, Cmde Edwin Jothi Rajan, Cmde (Naval Education) II, senior officers, school staff and children. ‘Param’, the Computer Lab for senior classes designed to accommodate 40 students is equipped with state-of-the-art furniture, learning charts and upgraded hardware. The Conference Room ‘Mantrana’,…

Dr Jitendra Singh addresses participants of the ‘Special Capacity Building Programme for Senior Civil Servants of Sri Lanka’

Governance reforms under Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi have helped the Indian economy through huge savings. Technology is being widely used to result in savings and in delivery of utilities as well as services to the public. This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh while addressing the participants of the ‘Special Capacity Building Programme for Senior Civil Servants of Sri Lanka’ in New Delhi today.   Dr Jitendra Singh said,…