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Most students know of social media, but lag in computer skills; study reveals major gap between privileged, disadvantaged groups
India

Most students know of social media, but lag in computer skills; study reveals major gap between privileged, disadvantaged groups

In the current environment, where fake news and disinformation proliferate easily, 42 percent of students believe that all information on the internet is accurate, said a study by CCDS, revealing the poor quality of computer education in schools

EU, China, Thailand seek to join WTO consultation over India's ICT products tariff
Business

EU, China, Thailand seek to join WTO consultation over India's ICT products tariff

he European Union, China, and Thailand have expressed interest to join consultations in a case filed by Japan at the WTO against India's import duties on certain information and communication technology products, including mobile phones

Mobile wallet transactions increased 40 times in India in five years; every service provider eyeing Indian market: Gulshan Rai
Business

Mobile wallet transactions increased 40 times in India in five years; every service provider eyeing Indian market: Gulshan Rai

India was one the most advanced countries in the world in terms of expanding mobile wallet payment on a larger scale.

Report indicates that only 19 percent of the 15-65 age group in India use internet
News & Analysis

Report indicates that only 19 percent of the 15-65 age group in India use internet

About 35 percent of those in the age group are aware of the Internet, said the report

Reimagining consumer experience for telcos in the era of hyper-convergence
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Reimagining consumer experience for telcos in the era of hyper-convergence

Implementations of human-AI collaborations are being devised to maximize customer interactions.

Pakistan Election 2018: Islamabad key battleground as PML-N, PPP fight for prestige, PTI to retain gains
World

Pakistan Election 2018: Islamabad key battleground as PML-N, PPP fight for prestige, PTI to retain gains

Islamabad Capital Territory is the smallest province of Pakistan, both in terms of size and population. It's also a new district with planned layout and political structure, meaning fewer problems than other provinces

Engineered in India: Technology transformation must provide solutions for sustainable development
Business

Engineered in India: Technology transformation must provide solutions for sustainable development

India’s advantages in cost effective R&D, and a thriving domestic market for mobile-first digital services, could be effectively leveraged to build localised solutions.

European Union is organising tech events and a hackathon challenge to make new apps for smart cities
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European Union is organising tech events and a hackathon challenge to make new apps for smart cities

The hackathon will be hosted at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on 16 February, the EU Delegation in New Delhi said in a statement.

Government prescribed standards can simplify Smart Cities project: Ram Vilas Paswan
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Government prescribed standards can simplify Smart Cities project: Ram Vilas Paswan

Besides, the standards set by the government provide important guidance for all aspects of city life, the minister added.

Kerala based e-commerce start-up Buyfie chosen for in2Korea acceleration programme
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Kerala based e-commerce start-up Buyfie chosen for in2Korea acceleration programme

Buyfie was one of the 30 tech start-ups invited to participate in the programme from around the world.

India and Japan reaffirm their commitment towards a secure and accessible cyberspace
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India and Japan reaffirm their commitment towards a secure and accessible cyberspace

India and Japan have reaffirmed their commitment to a secure and accessible cyberspace during the Second India-Japan Cyber Dialogue held in Delhi.

Tibetan rights groups protest world heritage status conferred by UNESCO to Chinese plateau
World

Tibetan rights groups protest world heritage status conferred by UNESCO to Chinese plateau

Tibetan rights groups have criticised a UN cultural organisation's decision to extend world heritage status to an extensive plateau area in a heavily Tibetan area

Here are ten hilarious statements from Elon Musk's paper on SpaceX building a self-sustaining city on Mars
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Here are ten hilarious statements from Elon Musk's paper on SpaceX building a self-sustaining city on Mars

It is not everyday that you see a science paper published by the head of an ambitious private spaceflight company.

The ICT@Schools program needs to go beyond its current design to transform education
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The ICT@Schools program needs to go beyond its current design to transform education

The ICT@Schools is the key national level scheme that supports integration of technology-enabled learning in high schools.

MeitY issues guidelines requiring all cloud data storage used by the government to be within the country
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MeitY issues guidelines requiring all cloud data storage used by the government to be within the country

MeitY has empanelled 11 companies for providing cloud computing services to government departments.

Kerala's state-run schools to go digital from next academic year
India

Kerala's state-run schools to go digital from next academic year

The Education Department has announced the holistic intervention of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-assisted education to its 9279 schools in Kerala.

The solution is digital: Digital India holds the key to lasting social impact
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The solution is digital: Digital India holds the key to lasting social impact

Digital India gives India a leading edge in its response to the toughest social challenges, and in setting itself on the path to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

India's dismal record in global enabling trade index; technology adoption, too, is not helping it either
Business

India's dismal record in global enabling trade index; technology adoption, too, is not helping it either

India’s trade openness is 31.8 percent and its share of world trade is a bare 1.99 percent

Over forty percent of the population in India does not own even a basic feature phone: ITU report
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Over forty percent of the population in India does not own even a basic feature phone: ITU report

The ITU report is recognised as the world's most impartial and reliable repository of data and analysis of the state of ICT development.

HP, Apple top list of tech companies fighting forced labor risk
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HP, Apple top list of tech companies fighting forced labor risk

HP and Apple topped a list issued on ranking how well technology companies combat the risk of forced labor in their supply chains.