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India to be a $1 trillion digital economy in 4 years: Ravi Shankar Prasad

India to be a $1 trillion digital economy in 4 yearsA high level meeting was organised in the national capital to understand on how to achieve a US $1 trillion digital economy within four years by creating affordable technology and an inclusive environment. Besides the Union Minister of Law and Justice of India, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and Union Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Justice, Shri P P Choudhary, the meeting on building India’s digital economy saw the presence of Indian technology giants and leaders.

There were industry experts like R Chandrashekhar President – Nasscom; Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director – Google India; Rishad Premji, Chief Strategy Officer – Wipro; C P Gurnani, MD and CEO- Tech Mahindra; A P Hota, Managing Director & CEO of National Payments Corporation of India; Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman & Co-Founder – NIIT Group, Subho Ray, President – Internet and Mobile Association of India and Kavin Bharti Mittal, CEO – Hike Messenger, among others.

The minister spoke on how the government is committed for deform and perform, by using digital delivery and services like the AADHAR and 2.5 lakh Common Services Centres (CSC) spread across the country. Nearly Rs 1200 crore income has been generated by CSCs. “With this we can definitely achieve the said target, where there is a multi-billion dollar opportunity that exists in areas like IT and IT enabled services, e-commerce, electronics manufacturing, digital payments and cyber security.

While giving a brief of the progress that has been made in the Digital India initiative from the period of May 2014 to June 2017, the Minister said that India became the second largest market for smartphones in the world, with smartphone users rising to 40 crores, mobile phone users to 108 crores and Internet users to 50 crores in 2017. India has also emerged as the 3rd largest start-up eco-system with IT/Technology start-ups dominating the start-up scenario in the country. Nearly 400 new start-ups are coming up every year. The e-commerce market has also seen nearly 100% growth with the figure showing 2.11 Lakh Crore customers shopping online in December 2016. The growth in e-governance transactions has also gone up, with the latest figure from April pointing to 3.5 crore. The growth in Digital Payments has been drastic after demonetization, with Mobile wallet, UPI-based payment, Debit Card, IMPS and Aadhaar enabled Payment System being the top digital payment modes….

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LG K Made-in-India Smartphone series launched

LG-launches-K7-K10-in-IndiaWhile driving growth and elevating mobile category, LG Electronics India has launched K smartphone series in India. The LG K series include K7 and K10 which would be manufactured in India and will be distributed exclusively by channel distribution model.

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Communications and IT, Government of India; Pankaj Mahindroo, Founder & National President, Indian Cellular Association; J. S. Deepak, Secretary, Department of Telecommunication; Aruna Sharma, Secretary, Department of Electronics & IT; Rajiv Bansal, Secretary – Electronics, DeitY; and Kim Ki Wan, MD, LG India, unveiled the K7 and K10. The government officials appreciated the company’s move towards Make-in-India mission…Read more

Ricoh India to provide integrated Hardware solution to rural Post Offices

Ricoh-India-Post-master-receiving-the-deviceRicoh India is partnering with the Department of Post for implementing and operating integrated Rural Hardware solution for around 1,30,000 post offices across India. It includes handheld devices with camera, biometric facility and also includes a set of solar panels at the EDO level and network connectivity.

During the celebration of Good Governance Week, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communication and IT, kicked off “Rural Information and Communication Technology” Project by handing over the first lot of “Solar Powered”, Biometric-enabled Handheld Devices to Branch Postmasters of three pilot states…Read more

GOI comes up with guidelines for safety and surveillance standards

There had been a lot of discussion on safety and security and lot of companies are making wearable and application about safety and security, health and fitness, etc. According to Gartner, there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things by 2020.

But for this it is important that everyone should follow the same standards. In line with this, the Government of India under the initiative of Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) has created the guidelines for M2M Communications.

In the conference held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, TEC with contribution from Smart24x7, introduced its report on M2M communications and claimed that this innovation would certainly change the way humans live.

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According to the report, DoT would contribute in policy making and setting up of safety standards in India. These guidelines are very much instrumental and are used in the smart cities where wearable and the others safety and security applications and appliances are getting used in homes to standardized the behaviour of the devices as well as the responses provided to the victims. The thought is to cover all the smart cities under this innovation with initial focus on covering 100 smart cities.

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According to CP Singh, the Founder of Smart Group, “Safety and security is paramount, and the government has taken various initiatives to safeguard its citizens. Safety & surveillance ensures a safe and secure environment, not just limited to video surveillance, emergency response, and technology enabled smart premise. Safety and security M2M applications are relevant to all of the domains such as home, medical and industrial. M2M has dramatically expanded the scope of available home security and safety products”.

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