The India-EU MoU will “enhance resilience in the semiconductor supply chain”, says Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. (Ashwini Vaishnaw/X) News 

India and EU Join Forces to Strengthen Semiconductor Supply Chain!

India and the European Union (EU) have strengthened their technology collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on the semiconductor ecosystem on November 24. The initial agreement was signed by Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and the EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton. Under the agreement, India and the EU will exchange experiences and best practices, and identify opportunities for collaboration to enhance the semiconductor ecosystem, among other objectives. Vaishnaw announced at X and published, “India and EU sign MoU to deepen semiconductor ecosystem cooperation and improve semiconductor supply chain…

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Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar informed social media platforms about the decision after a meeting on deepfakes. News 

Deepfakes Beware: Indian Government Issues Stern Warning to Social Media Platforms!

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has announced that social media companies will have seven days to adjust their terms of service and other policies to address deep-fakes and other potential user inconveniences related to India’s artificial intelligence (AI). laws and regulations. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced the decision on social media platforms after a meeting on deep fakes. He mentioned that content that violates Rule 3(1)b of the current IT rules, which requires certain content to be removed within 36 hours of user complaints, could face action.…

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PM Narendra Modi highlights the growing problem of deepfakes, which has exponentially grown ever since generative AI gained huge popularity. (ANI) AI 

Deepfakes: Spot Them and Stay Safe – PM Modi’s Warning on AI

During the Diwali Milan program at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi drew attention to the growing issue of deepfakes in India. Deepfake technology, which utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to convincingly alter media like photos, videos, and audio, has become a concerning problem. The most recent incident involved actress Rashmika Mandanna, who fell victim to a distressing deepfake attack. PM Modi discussed this matter with journalists on Friday, November 17. During the speech, he pointed out the misuse of artificial intelligence to create “deepfake” texts and…

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Know all about the Rashmika Mandanna deepfake row. (AFP) News 

Rashmika Mandanna Denies Involvement in Deepfake Video!

A video surfaced online on November 5, supposedly showing actor Rashmika Mandanna entering an elevator. The video quickly gained popularity on social media, but it was later discovered that the person in the video was not Mandanna at all. Instead, it was a skillfully crafted deepfake video, in which the actor’s face was digitally imposed onto that of a British-Indian influencer. This video has sparked a significant debate regarding the potential risks of AI-powered technology, the methods to identify and reduce misinformation, and the measures individuals can take to safeguard…

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BenQ India has made significant strides in becoming one of the top three countries globally in terms of revenue contribution. (BenQ) News 

BenQ Predicts: COVID Habits Here to Stay!

According to BenQ, a Taiwanese display solutions company, India’s viewing habits have transitioned from family-oriented to individualized content consumption, and this trend is expected to continue. The company spoke to PTI about the aspects of business transformation after the COVID pandemic and future developments in the world’s most populous country – India. “Prior to the pandemic, the main mode of content consumption was focused on family viewing. However, there has been a significant shift towards more individualized content consumption. Screen time has increased significantly compared to pre-COVID and remains high…

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"Elon Musk shared that his son with Shivon Zilis has a middle name ‘Chandrasekhar’ – named after 1983 Nobel physicist Prof S. Chandrasekhar,” he said. (Rajeev Chandrasekhar/X) AI 

Union IT Minister Finds Out Elon Musk’s Son Shares Same Name as His at UK AI Summit

During his attendance at the AI Safety Summit in the UK as India’s representative, Union IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar had an unexpected encounter with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The surprises continued as the IT minister engaged in a conversation with the billionaire and discovered that Musk’s son shares the same last name as him, Chandrasekhar, as his middle name. The Union minister took to X (formerly Twitter) to share this peculiar coincidence online. The Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics and Technology posted on Musk’s social media platform…

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Know all about Apple’s threat notifications and its reaction to the alerts sent to Indian politicians. (REUTERS) News 

Apple Threat Alerts on iPhones and the Company’s Response to the Controversy in India

Yesterday, October 31, a startling incident occurred that sent shockwaves through the Indian political establishment. Several opposition party leaders were startled when they received alarming notifications on their iPhones, cautioning them about potential state-sponsored attackers attempting to compromise their devices remotely. Concerned by this development, the leaders shared screenshots of the alerts on their X accounts, seeking clarification. In response, the government reached out to the iPhone manufacturer, requesting further information about the alerts and expressing the need for close collaboration during the ongoing investigation. Leaders who have been alerted…

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Aadhaar card leak: Know all about what a data breach is and find out how to prevent it. (Pexels) News 

Data Breach: What it is and How to Protect Yourself – 5 Essential Tips Following Aadhaar Card Data Leak of 81.5 Million People

A recent report has revealed that India has experienced its largest data breach to date, with the personal information of 81.5 million Indians being leaked. The data, which was originally held by ICMR, was discovered on the dark web, where the hacker had posted spreadsheets containing the information. The leaked data includes sensitive details such as Aadhaar card numbers, passports, names, phone numbers, and addresses. Shockingly, the hacker is now selling this information. In light of this alarming incident, it is crucial for people to become more knowledgeable about cybersecurity.…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 7th Edition of the India Mobile Congress 2023 in New Delhi. Underling the fast pace of technology, the Prime Minister said “The future is here and now”. News 

PM Modi Declares End of Outdated Technology at IMC 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 7th India Mobile Congress 2023 in New Delhi. The prime minister told the gathering that “in the changing times of the 21st century, this event has the power to change the lives of millions of people”. The Prime Minister emphasized the outdated methods of the previous governments, drawing an analogy to a frozen mobile device where the commands did not work. “After 2014, people stopped using outdated technologies, which made it pointless to change batteries or restart the system,” he said. He reminded that…

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India Mobile Congress 2023 Live Updates: PM Modi Inaugurates India Mobile Congress 2023, Showcasing New Innovations Around 5G, 6G, and Artificial Intelligence, News 

India Mobile Congress 2023: India Achieves Fastest 5G Rollout Globally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the India Mobile Congress 2023, an event showcasing startups and the Indian government working on future solutions for the technology and telecom sector. The three-day congress will highlight technologies such as 5G, 6G, artificial intelligence (AI) and discuss semiconductor industry, green technology, cyber security, etc. Telcos such as Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) are showcasing their new 5G use cases, showcasing their applications and services that may be available to consumers in the next few years. PM Modi visits the Reliance Jio…

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India Mobile Congress 2023 is jointly organised by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). News 

India Mobile Congress 2023: Details on Date, Time, Venue, Schedule, and What To Expect

IMC 2023: Asia’s largest technology forum, India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2023 begins on October 27 (Friday). IMC 2023 will be held over three days – 27, 28 and 30 October 2023 in New Delhi. IMC 2023 Inauguration Time, Venue, PM Modi Speech & More Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 7th Indian Mobile Congress 2023 at 9:45 AM on 27 October 2023 at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. During the program, the Prime Minister will distribute 100 “5G Use Case Labs” to educational institutions across the country. These…

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The Electronics and Information Technology Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar reacted to the ongoing Meta lawsuit over-exploitation of children and said that social media platforms must ensure they don’t cause harm to Indian citizens. (PTI) News 

Rajeev Chandrasekhar Declares an End to Unpunished Child Exploitation After Meta’s US Lawsuit

More than 30 US States have taken legal action against Meta Platforms, accusing them of enticing children to use Instagram and Facebook and exposing them to harmful content. In response, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar emphasized the need for social media platforms to take responsibility for the content shared on their platforms and ensure the well-being of Indian citizens. In an interview with NDTV, the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology said, “It is important that (social media) platforms are much more responsible and accountable in what they do, what content…

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Indian tax authorities have served notices to online gaming companies demanding about 1 trillion rupees ($12.03 billion) in taxes that they have allegedly evaded, a government source said on Wednesday. Gaming 

Indian Govt Seeks $12 Billion in Tax Revenue from Online Gaming Companies Following Recent Amendments

NEW DELHI: India’s tax authorities have served online gaming companies with notices demanding about a trillion rupees ($12.03 billion) in taxes allegedly evaded, a government source said on Wednesday. In August, India decided to impose a 28 percent tax on online gaming companies on funds deposited to play online games, leading some companies, such as the Mobile Premier League, to lay off workers. “The amount for which show cause notices have been sent to online gaming companies is around one trillion rupees,” an unnamed government official told reporters. The Ministry…

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Multiple seller apps on the network who are major players in the food and beverages sector on ONDC told Economic Times that they saw orders peak on Saturday like never before. News 

Retail Orders Surge During India vs Pakistan Cricket Match: ONDC Report

The government’s Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) platform received a record 65,400 retail orders during the India-Pakistan World Cup match on October 14 (Saturday), as reported by The Economic Times. This was also the highest number of retail orders registered by ONDC in a single day. According to the report, orders were made from a total of 600 cities. These five cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad – placed the maximum orders from ONDC. On match day, Delhi booked 7,852 orders, Bengaluru 7,586, Mumbai 3,770, Pune 3,729,…

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INDIA Alliance wrote a joint letter from 28 different parties to Google and Meta CEOs Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai accusing platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube of “aiding communal hatred”. (Pexels) News 

INDIA Alliance Demands Neutrality from Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube in Aiding Communal Hatred

The INDIA Alliance has sent a strongly worded letter to Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg, CEOs of Google and Meta Platforms, respectively, accusing their platforms YouTube, Facebook, and WhatsApp of promoting communal hatred. Leaders from various political parties within the INDIA bloc signed the letter, which also called for the platforms to remain impartial during the upcoming elections. The letter was prompted by the Washington Post’s report on the alleged favoritism of Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube towards the ruling BJP party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge,…

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Shockingly, Former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran said that no OTP was generated or received by him during the online banking scam and even then the criminals were able to withdraw the money. (ANI) News 

DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran Falls Victim to Online Banking Fraud, Loses Rs. 99999

Former Union minister for Communications and Information Technology and current DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran has made a shocking revelation that cyber criminals managed to steal Rs. 99999 from his personal savings account in Axis Bank through an online banking scam. Surprisingly, the scam was able to bypass all standard safety measures, including the absence of a One-Time Password (OTP), which is a basic security measure for online transactions. Maran has filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime Wing of the Greater Chennai City Police regarding this incident. The DMK MP…

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ISpA, which was established as the primary representative organization for the Indian space industry, and GIFAS (Groupement des industries françaises aéronautiques et spatiales), the French Aerospace Industries Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the event Space 

Strengthening Indo-French Relations in Space: ISpA and GIFAS Sign Agreement

The Indian Space Conclave 2023 organized by the Indian Space Association (ISpA) began in New Delhi on Monday, focusing on promoting space cooperation between India and France. The event was attended by representatives from both the French and Indian space industries, including executives, startups and government officials. ISpA, established as the primary representative of the Indian space industry, and GIFAS (Groupement des Industries françaises aéronautiques et spatiales), the French Aerospace Industries Association, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the event to enhance mutual understanding of space. industry capabilities, increase…

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Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajiv Chandrasekhar said if social media intermediaries do not act swiftly, their safe harbour under section 79 of the IT Act would be withdrawn, implying that the platforms can be directly prosecuted under the applicable laws and rules even though the content may have not been uploaded by them. (REUTERS) News 

X, YouTube, Telegram Ordered to Remove Child Sexual Abuse Content by Government

The government of India has officially notified three major social media platforms, X (previously known as Twitter), YouTube, and Telegram, to immediately remove any child sexual abuse material discovered on their platforms within the country. Rajiv Chandrasekhar, the Minister of State for Electronics and IT, has issued a strong caution, indicating that if these social media intermediaries do not act swiftly, they may lose the protection granted to them under section 79 of the IT Act. This caution suggests that these platforms could potentially be directly prosecuted under relevant laws…

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Laptop brands were supposed to get license to import products into the country but the deadline has been extended for multiple reasons. News 

India Extends Deadline for Laptop Import Regulations: Details of New Rules

The deadline for India’s laptop import restrictions has been extended as manufacturers find it difficult to comply with the new regulations in a short period of time. The first deadline was set for November 1 this year, which would hardly be enough for brands to comply. The new deadline is currently unclear, but conditions are said to be changing so that brands such as Apple, Samsung and Dell can continue to supply their products and meet the potential demand that will arise during the Christmas period in the coming weeks.…

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The construction of the semiconductor plant has begun on 500,000 square feet of planned cleanroom space and it is expected to become operational in late 2024. (Bloomberg) News 

Micron Launches Construction of $2.75 Billion Semiconductor Facility in Gujarat, India

Micron Technology, a computer memory manufacturer based in the US, has started construction on a semiconductor testing and assembly plant in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant, which will cover 500,000 square feet of land, is estimated to cost $2.75 billion. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar shared the news about the construction, which began just three months after Micron announced its plans to open a plant in India. This investment by Micron also marks the largest contribution under the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM), with the company providing $825 million. The remaining funds are…

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