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  • The process of appointment of the chief information commissioner (CIC) and one information commissioner has reached an advanced stage, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

    A number of countries including the US and India, are trying to procure ventilators needed for hospitals to deal with the demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Chinese ventilator producers say it is not easy for them to ramp up production as they also needed imported components.

    As the ‘most-tech savvy party’, BJP has been tapping technology for long. Its usage, however, increased manifold during the lockdown. “We are doing seven to nine video and audio conferencing,” BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya told ET.

    ‘Safe harbour protection’ only if intermediaries facilitate and not modify such content, including ads

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said it is imperative for India to immediately ramp up its rate of testing for coronavirus and that the government must act now for the lockdown to yield results.

    "We are expecting to grow nearly 10% this year. Our order book is of Rs 9,000 crore including Rs 4,000 crore worth of projects in FY 2019-20. In addition, some big initiatives are also in the offing," TCIL chairman Rajiv Gupta said. The state-owned firm posted Rs 1,612 crore revenues in 2018-19 and is expected to report 2019-20 fiscal results by the mid of this year.

    Addressing the congregation at International Symposium on Quantum Information Technology, 2019, National Cyber Security Coordinator Lt General Rajesh Pant emphasised on the work that National Disaster Management Authority has done in disaster management.

    Following MeitY’s ask, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has written to industry bodies for feedback. Industry lobby group Nasscom, Confederation of Indian Industry, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and Assocham received an email from DPIIT last week. ET has reviewed a copy of the email.

    Earlier in the week, the Yeshwantpur Police in Bengaluru registered an FIR against ShareChat for alleged copy rights violation based on a complaint from Lahari Recording Company. IAMAI on Friday stated that the usual process in such cases of alleged copyright violation is “notice and takedown” mechanism as stipulated under the IT Act (Amended) 2008.

    In the aftermath of the pandemic, there is a huge opportunity for India to transform itself into a thriving economy through economic policies that leverage its prowess in science and technology (S&T), build self-reliance through import substitution and rapidly expand exports.

    Several district officials in Karnataka have expressed concerns over lack of clarity from the census authorities on how to respond if people refuse to share information for the NPR. They say that a suspicion prevails among sections of people over gathering data for the yet-to-be unveiled NRC following enactment of the Citizenship Act (CAA).

    Starting Wednesday, borrowers are due to pay their monthly instalment but banks are not ready yet to implement the special facility created by the RBI, which allows borrowers to avoid paying three EMIs without being classified as a loan defaulter.

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