At the forefront are the SavetheMap initiative and the Digital Empowerment Foundation that are running campaigns to get a maximum number of people to send their responses to MHA.
Okayed by govt in March, the Rs 4,500-cr mission hopes to bolster India’s super computing prowess by adding 70 super computers to a national grid.
While the levy is aimed at indirectly taxing internet giants such as Google and Facebook for the money they make from Indian advertisers, as per the rules announced on Monday.
Invoking poet Ghalib, Nadella egged on the creators of future technology to dream big. On his third visit to the country, after he took over as Microsoft CEO in 2014.
“The policy has to be absolutely crystal clear. Even if you look at encryption by WhatsApp, the government is in favour of it,” said the official.
IT industry body is planning to take a delegation of Indian companies and startups to Israel in May to get an understanding of the innovation ecosystem of the country.
Shivendra Singh, Vice President and Head - Global Trade Development at NASSCOM said that Israel is a key country in terms of its unparralled innovation culture.
According to experts, religion, films and cricket is the holy trinity — which make India’s heart beat and what drives consumption on the Internet.
According to a top government official, the idea is to test as many alternative models of providing internet connectivity in India as possible.
Local manufacturing of iPhones can be ruled out but India has lot to offer in research & design space, according to experts.
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