Reliance Jio may roll out 5G telecom services in the second half of 2021.” Policy steps are needed to accelerate the early rollout of 5G, and to make it affordable and available everywhere. I assure you that Jio will pioneer the 5G Revolution in India in the second half of 2021″ said RIL Chairman and owner of Reliance Jio Mukesh Ambani. He was speaking on the first day of India Mobile Congress, inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the India Mobile Congress (IMC), the largest technology event in South Asia, happening virtually this year between Dec 8-10. Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the key organiser, expects the event to see 15,000 participants. DoT is funding at least 30 SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and start-ups to participate in this event. IMC 2020 is likely to showcase technology-driven initiatives.
PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the three days Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 today via video conferencing. The Summit is organised by the Karnataka govt along with Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society, Karnataka government’s Vision Group on IT, Biotechnology and StartUp, STPI and MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications. The summit will see the participation of Australia PM Scott Morrison, Swiss Confederation VP Guy Parmelin, and many other prominent figures.
Chinese tech firm Zhenhua Data Information Technology, in its global database of foreign targets, is using big data to monitor over 10K Indian individuals and organizations. The firm claims the Chinese govt and military as one of its clients. Monitored individuals include PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Singh Rawat, former PM Manmohan Singh and many more along with their families.
John Wick, a South Korean hacker group, claimed the responsibility of hacking the Twitter handle of PM Narendra Modi’s private web site. The group, however, claimed to clear its name in the earlier hacking incident of Paytm mall, which they said were wrongly attributed to. Twitter said that the hack was not related to the July incident and technology was not compromised. Hackers may have compromised individuals dealing with the handle to gain access.
The Twitter account of PM Narendra Modi’s personal website and mobile app was hacked early this morning. The account reportedly sent out tweets asking its (2.5M) followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency. Twitter says that it has taken “steps to secure the compromised account” and is “actively investigating” the situation. PM Modi’s personal account with 61M followers was unaffected.
After PM Narendra Modi mentioned innovative apps on Mann ki Baat last Sunday, several indigenous apps have raced to the top 10 on the app store. Josh, ShareChat, Moj, Chingari are some indigenous apps topping the social media category; Ap Sarkar Seva, Drishti etc in the educational category; Aarogya Setu, StepSetGo, Home Workout etc led in health and fitness. This move will not only boost the ‘self-reliant India’ but also replace unsafe foreign apps.
PM Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, said that India will soon have a new cybersecurity policy as the country is advancing towards a digital landscape. India has the second-highest number of internet users which makes it vulnerable to cybercrimes. Govt. had first prepared a National Cyber Security Policy in 2013. The focus on drafting a new cybersecurity framework comes as a result of ever-growing cyber threats, threatening national security.