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MEITY issues order for blocking 43 mobile apps

Submitted by dhananjay on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 23:08

New Delhi : Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India today issued an order under section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps. This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

Government blocks 118 mobile apps

Submitted by dhananjay on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 23:27

New Delhi : The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps (see Appendix) since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order, says

Government bans 59 mobile apps

Submitted by dhananjay on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 23:06

New Delhi : The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps (see Appendix) since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order, says press release from Government.

Department of Telecommunications announces ‘5G Hackathon’

Submitted by dhananjay on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 23:53

New Delhi : In its endeavour to identify and promote applications relevant to India in the 5G realm, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched ‘5G Hackathon’ in association with a number of government, academia& industry stakeholders.  Aimed at shortlisting India focused cutting edge ideas that can be converted into workable 5G products and solutions, the Hackathon will be spread across three phases beginning from February 21, 2020 and culminate in a grand felicitation ceremony at India Mobile Congress on October 16, 2020.