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Rs 7,350 Cr PLI Scheme Approved To Push Domestic Production Of Laptops, PCs

The Centre has approved a Rs 7,350-crore Production Linked Incentive scheme to encourage the domestic manufacturing of laptops, tablets, PCs, and servers. Aiming to attract global companies to boost the Indian manufacturing capacity, it will help generate 1.80 lakh jobs. While the scheme aims to scale up exports of the products to Rs 2.45 lakh crore in four years, reports also suggest that it has attracted tech giant Apple for manufacturing… read-more

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 10:45 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: business, PLI, Domestic Production, Laptops, Electronics, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Export, Made in India

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Hardeep Singh Puri

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Centre Launches Mission To Improve Digital Infrastructure Of Cities

Union Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on February 23 launched the 'National Urban Digital Mission' (NUDM). To be rolled out across the nation, the mission aims at creating digital infrastructure for cities. Moreover, it also eyes to establish a citizen-centric approach towards urban governance by 2022. The Centre also launched India Urban Data Exchange, SmartCode, Smart Cities 2.0 website, and… read-more

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 09:45 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: National Urban Digital Mission, Urban Governance, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hardeep Singh Puri

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12,000 Uttarakhand Villages To Get Internet Under BharatNet Phase-II

The Centre on February 22 sanctioned the BharatNet Phase II project in Uttarakhand for connecting nearly 12,000 villages with the internet. Following a meeting with CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has agreed to improve digital connectivity on the Char Dham route and bordering areas. Considering Uttarakhand's proneness to disasters and challenging strategic situation, Rawat called for executing the 'India… read-more

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 04:45 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Uttarakhand, BharatNet, CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, Ravi Shankar Prasad

Amazon Fire Stick


Amazon To Build 1st Production Unit In India To Make Fire TV Sticks

In a first, e-commerce giant Amazon will begin manufacturing operations in India through Chennai-based subsidiary of its manufacturing associate Foxconn Technology Group. With production commencing later this year, the device manufacturing line could produce Fire TV Stick in bulk annually. Besides, Amazon India chief Amit Agarwal on February 16 apprised IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad about the latest endeavour and affirmed its devotion to… read-more

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 07:59 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Amazon, Amazon India, fire stick, Manufacturing, Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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Dalits Converting To Islam, Christianity Will Lose Benefits: Law Minister

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has clarified that Dalits converting into Islam or Christianity would be deprived of reservation rights. Besides, he confirmed the converted would also lose eligibility to contest parliamentary/assembly elections from seats reserved for Scheduled Castes. Minister Prasad cited Para 3 of the Constitution that outlines anyone deemed other than Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist shall lose Scheduled Caste membership… read-more

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 03:01 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Scheduled Castes, Dalits, Christianity, Islam, Parliamentary Elections, Assembly Elections

Courtesy: India TV

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Election Commission Of India To Celebrate National Voters Day on January 25

Commemorating its foundation day, the Election Commission of India (ECI) will observe the 11th National Voters Day (NVD) on January 25. The theme guiding the 11th NVD, "Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed", envisions primed voter participation and elucidates ECI’s unwavering dedication towards ensuring safe elections vis-a-vis the COVID-19 pandemic. The national function arranged at the Ashok Hotel, New Delhi will behold… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 12:41 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: ECI, NVD, Ram Nath Kovind, Ravi Shankar Prasad

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CBI Books Cambridge Analytica For Facebook Data Theft

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) booked Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research Limited (GSRL) for purpotedly amassing the personal data of 5.62 lakh Indian Facebook users. In 2018, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had apprised a CBI inquiry into the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data theft case. The probe disclosed that GSRL illegally harvested data and shared it with Cambridge Analytica, who allegedly used the data to… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 03:04 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Facebook, Data Privacy, Cambridge Analytica, cbi probe, Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Centre-Farmers Talks Failed Due To Tukde-Tukde Gang: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on December 11 said that the talks between farmers and the Centre failed due to the "tukde-tukde gang". His remarks were aimed against the instances, wherein posters of Sharjil Imam, Umar Khalid and others were displayed during the farmers' protest. Saying that there is an interference of "sinister design", he added there was proof that suggest the gang has "overtaken" the protest.

Fri, 11 Dec 2020 - 07:59 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP, Farmers' Protest, Tukde Tukde Gang

Courtesy: India Today

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Rahul Gandhi


Nobody Takes Rahul Gandhi Seriously, Says Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Lashing out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's comments on PM Modi, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on October 28 stated that the Congress party is "desperate" and "nobody takes him [Rahul] seriously". The minister further accused Rahul of spreading lies and "demotivating the armed forces". Earlier, Rahul Gandhi, in a political rally, had said that people burnt effigies of PM Modi on this Dussehra instead of Raavan's. 

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 01:58 AM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: Rahul Gandhi, Congress, Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Atmanirbhar Bharat Will Make India an Economic Power: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on September 6, stated that many of the global companies are perceiving towards India for manufacturing other than China, as they have realised the potential. Addressing the non-resident Bihari's, the Minister opined that Atmanirbhar Bharat aimed to make India an economic-power that could support… read-more

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 - 07:34 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Bihar, Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Apple, Samsung

Courtesy: ANI News