elhi Government to Engage With E-Commerce Firms Over Single-Use Plastic Ban

The Delhi government plans to engage with various e-commerce firms and food delivery platforms, including Zomato, Swiggy, Amazon and Flipkart, for effective implementation of the ban on single-use plastic (SUP) items in the capital, officials said on Saturday. These firms have a huge business in Delhi and it has only increased after the Covid pandemic, they […]

Government Warns Ed-Tech Players Against Unfair Trade Practices

The government has warned ed-tech companies against unfair trade practices in India. In a meeting with industry body India Edtech Consortium (IEC), Consumer Affairs Secretary said that stringent guidelines would need to be worked out for ensuring transparency if self regulation does not curb the unfair trade practices in the sector. The meeting was attended […]

Government to Decide GST Rates on Online Gaming in August: FM Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that the GST rates on online gaming, horse racing and casinos will be finalised in the 48th GST Council Meeting which will be held in the first week of August in Madurai. Sitharaman was addressing a Press Conference on the outcome of 47th GST Council meeting. The Council […]

Government Approves Computerisation of Primary Agriculture Credit Societies

The Centre on Wednesday decided to computerise all functional 63,000 Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS) over the next five years with a budget outlay of nearly Rs. 2,510 crore in order to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in their operations. The scheme, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister […]

Government Postpones Deadline for VPN Providers to Store, Share User Data

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) appointed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has extended the implementation date of its April 28 order in which it asked virtual private network (VPN) providers to register and preserve user information for at least five years. Additionally, the compliance deadline for all government and private […]

Haryana Government Approves State EV Policy, Announces SOPs to Manufacturers

The Haryana government on Monday approved the State Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2022 offering several financial incentives to EV manufacturers. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The EV policy offers various financial incentives to EV […]

Government Passes Investments Worth Rs. 86,824 Crore for Electronics

The Indian government’s electronics and IT ministry has approved a total of 314 applications with proposed investments of Rs. 86,824 crore under a modified special incentive package scheme till May 31, an official note said. The proposals that were approved in May included an investment of Rs. 596 crore from Bosch Automotive Electronics Private Limited, […]

Sidhu Moose Wala Song Pulled From YouTube in India Over Government Complaint

YouTube has removed a viral music video in India released posthumously by murdered Sikh rapper Sidhu Moose Wala following a complaint by the government. The song “SYL” talks about the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal which has been at the centre of a long-running water dispute between the late Sikh rapper’s home state of Punjab and […]

US Tech Industry Fears Handing Over Data on Abortion to State Government

The technology industry in the United States is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the Roe vs Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. As state laws […]

Government Reportedly Orders Probe Into Nexon EV Fire Incident

The government has ordered an independent enquiry into a Nexon electric vehicle catching fire in Mumbai, a senior Road Transport and Highways ministry official said on Thursday. “We have ordered an independent enquiry to investigate the Nexon EV fire incident,” the official told PTI. The Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES), Indian Institute […]

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