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Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Provides Grant of Rs. 93.12 Crore to States/UTs to Set up Cyber Forensic cum Training Laboratories

Submitted by dhananjay on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 23:48

New Delhi : States/UTs are primarily responsible for setting up facilities/laboratories for cyber forensic training.  Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has provided grant of Rs.

National Consumer Helpline Receives 8373 Complaints Regarding Online Shopping

Submitted by dhananjay on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 23:35

New Delhi : Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today informed that, the number of complaints regarding online shopping after operationalization of online complaint filing from August, 2016 to March, 2019 in the National Consumer Helpline is 8373.

The complaints received in the NCH are forwarded to the companies concerned for redressal. During the period December, 2016 and March, 2019, in 913 such cases the complainants have been advised by the NCH to approach the local police.

15284 Patents Granted in the Year 2018-19, 80% Fee Rebate for Startups

Submitted by dhananjay on Wed, 07/03/2019 - 22:57

New Delhi : The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, mentioned several steps from Government that have led to an improvement in patent filing, as also for safeguarding the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Some of these steps, inter alia, are:

RBI issues FAQs for clarifications on data localisation circular

Submitted by dhananjay on Wed, 06/26/2019 - 23:00

Mumbai : Reserve Bank (RBI) on Wednesday released FAQs for clarity on issues raised by Payment System Operators (PSOs) related to it's Data Localization directive dated April 06, 2018. Its intended to facilitate and ensure expeditious compliance by all PSOs, says RBI.

FAQs are as below.

1. Applicability of the direction

The directions are applicable to all Payment System providers authorised / approved by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up and operate a payment system in India under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007.

Commerce Minister holds meeting with E-Commerce and Tech Companies for consultations on Data Protection Bill

Submitted by dhananjay on Tue, 06/18/2019 - 23:21

New Delhi : Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways, Piyush Goyal, held an extensive consultation with tech industry and e-Commerce companies in New Delhi yesterday. E-Commerce and tech companies across all segments, who have businesses in India and foreign MNCs, participated in the interactive session with Commerce& Industry Minister, Secretary Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Secretary Department of Commerce, Secretary Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).