Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced Rs 10,000-crore outlay for the 2018-19 fiscal on expansion of telecom infrastructure under various government projects in the country.“I have provided Rs 10,000 crore in 2018-19 for creation and augmentation of this telecom infrastructure,” Jaitley said in his budget speech while referring to work done under government’s Bharat Net project.The Bharat Net project aims to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by March 2019.“The task of connecting 1 lakh gram panchayats with high speed optic fibre network has been completed under Phase 1 of Bharat Net program. This has enabled broadband access to cover ...rural Indians in about 2.5 lakh villages. The government also proposed to set up 5 lakh wifi hotspots which will provide broadband access to 5 crore rural citizens,” Jaitley said.He said that to harness benefit of emerging technologies, particularly 5th generation technology and its … [Read more...] about Budget 2018: Govt allocates Rs 10,000 cr to boost telecom infrastructure
Digital economy act
NEW DELHI: India's industrial output contracted to 3.8 percent month-on-month (MoM) for three consecutive time in October against 4.3 percent in September, according to the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data released by the Central Statistics Office. In terms of industries, eighteen out of the twenty three industry groups (as per 2-digit level of National Industrial Classification-2008) in the manufacturing sector have shown negative growth during the month of October 2019 as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. October manufacturing showed output degrowth of 2.1 percent and mining output at (-) 8 per cent v/s (-) 8.5 per cent in September. Electricity output showed degrowth of 12.2 percent in October. The Consumer durables and Consumer non-durables have recorded growth of (-) 18.0 percent and (-) 1.1 percent respectively. The index of industrial production showed contraction in the months of August and September, led by contraction in the manufacturing … [Read more...] about October IIP contracts 3.8 per cent
Next Dilip Kumar Jha After a successful two months since its Bangalore launch, De Beers, the world's premier diamond mining company, introduced its iconic jewellery brand, Forevermark, in Mumbai this Monday. With a vision to make this the leading global brand by the end of this decade, it is important to see how consumers respond to it in India, say Binita Cooper, MD, and Stephen Lussier, CEO, Forevermark Diamonds. Click NEXT to read more... Photographs: Image courtesy: Forevermark, De Beers Group Next Prev Next How is Forevermark different from India's existing renowned brands? Forevermark will offer Indian diamond purchasers quality, integrity and inspiration. These are the world's most carefully selected ones, bearing a unique inscription each at its heart, which is a promise that the diamond has been carefully selected to meet standards of quality and integrity. Invisible to the naked eye, the inscription … [Read more...] about A cut above the rest: Will De Beers’ Forevermark make it big in India?
Next CarDekho.com If you are planning to buy a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), a crossover or a Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV) you will get plenty of options across price ranges. Starting with a price tag of Rs 525,000 ex-showroom the range crosses Rs 1 crore (Rs 10 million) for some models. So, here is a list of 25 SUVs and MUVs to choose from. Click NEXT to read on... Powered by offers the best platform in India to research cars online. Make better car buying decisions using features like car research, reviews, car comparisons, discounts, on-road prices etc. on CarDekho.com. Image: An SUV from the Skoda stable. Next Prev Next Premier Rio The car is packed with a 1.5L, 1489cc, turbo diesel engine that produces 65PS of maximum power at 4000rpm with 152Nm of maximum torque at 2250rpm. The car has good acceleration and excellent fuel efficiency. This SUV is at the lower end of the spectrum and is very basic as … [Read more...] about India’s 25 most popular SUVs
'The striking down of the use of Aadhaar by private companies implicitly calls for the deletion or erasure of all personal data vested in the servers of the private service providers.' On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, the Supreme Court upheld the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar but struck down parts of the Aadhaar Act. "The judgment is explicit: The collection of information is in silos and merging it to deploy the instruments of mass surveillance is prohibited. The caveat to remember is that there is no metric to predict political behaviour. The citizen therefore has to be eternally vigilant," Shankkar Aiyar, political economy analyst and author of Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India's 12-Digit Revolution, and visiting senior fellow of IDFC Institute, tells Rediff.com's Utkarsh Mishra. How far is the verdict in the government's favour as it upholds the necessity of Aadhaar for filing income tax returns and availing of subsidies? It is an excellent judgment that balances … [Read more...] about Aadhaar: Private companies need to delete info