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China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite to develop hack-proof tech

China recently launched the first-ever quantum satellite. The satellite is named “Micius“. Many countries are working on quantum communications, including fiber-optic quantum key distribution networks in the United States, Europe, and China. However, China is the first one to launch a satellite to develop the complex technology. The 500 kg satellite contains a quantum key… Continue reading China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite to develop hack-proof tech

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Indians online to hit 730 mn by 2020

As per the report ‘The Future of Internet in India’, compiled by Nasscom and Akamai Technologies, the number of Internet users in India is likely to more than double to 730 million by 2020. As of December 2015, there were about 330 million Internet users in the country. Highlights of the report: India, which has… Continue reading Indians online to hit 730 mn by 2020

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Soon, postman will also deliver Ganga Jal

The Hindu News: Postal department might soon deliver water from the Ganga river to your doorstep. Ganges which is considered holy by the Hindus. Communications and IT Minister directed the Department of Posts to utilise e-commerce platform so that pure Ganga Jal from Haridwar and Rishikesh can be provided to the people.   E-governance app… Continue reading Soon, postman will also deliver Ganga Jal

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Cloud technology changing TV ad landscape

The Hindu Issue Geo-targeted advertising. Geo targeting Geo targeting in geomarketing and internet marketing is the method of determining the geolocation of a website visitor and delivering different content to that visitor based on his or her location, such as country, region/state, city, metro code/zip code, organization, IP address, ISP or other criteria. Geo targeted… Continue reading Cloud technology changing TV ad landscape

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Delivering on the digital promise

Digital India Digital India is an ambitious vision that has the potential to be an equaliser for Indians by driving inclusive growth for the economy. Connecting villages with broadband, the initiative brings better, more accessible, governance to the people. It also encompasses many other initiatives — India’s national financial inclusion plan that aims to connect… Continue reading Delivering on the digital promise

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Mobile Governance Programme

Objective–Delivery of public services through mobile platform Steps taken to implement Mobile Governance so far- A Mobile Applications Store (m-AppStore) has been developed as part of Mobile Seva project and currently hosts over 659 mobile applications Citizens can now directly interact with Government Departments through SMS. As on date, over 583 public services have been… Continue reading Mobile Governance Programme