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100 acres more allotted for IT hub by West Bengal, says Minister

The govt of West Bengal has allotted 100 acres of land for its Silicon Valley Tech hub, said state IT, minister Partha Chatterjee. To ensure it becomes a national global IT hub, the state govt is inviting investment and promoting the Silicon Valley of New Town in Kolkatta. This will go a long way in increasing the employment potential in CM Mamata Banerjee’s policy of focusing on AI, Big data, IT, and tech.

Source: Business Standard

IT firms demand WB govt frame a proper data policy

State minister Partha Chatterjee told that several IT Firms have demanded a proper data policy. The firms also requested electricity concession at the proposed Silicon Valley hub, New Town. CTRL, EMS Electronic Manufacturing will ink agreements with the state, while Infosys will begin work on a design center shortly. Reliance has acquired 40 acres at the proposed Silicon Valley, while ITC Infotech to complete a software development project at the earliest.

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Bengal e-com startup to provide online platform to small electronics retailers

West Bengal based start-up Magitronix EComm is targetting small-town buyers and providing a platform to local electronics shops not able to get into the network of big e-com players. The startup has, recently, received approval from the commerce ministry and will soon start transactions on its portal ‘’ “We do not have any warehousing facility. Neighbourhood electronics shops will act as sellers,” Magitronix CEO Indrajit Ghosh said.

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West Bengal govt’s website bug exposes COVID-19 lab test results

A security flaw in the website of the West Bengal govt’s COVID-19 testing program exposed the personal data of millions who were tested. Sourajeet Majumder, a security researcher found that the link containing the patient’s unique test identification number could be easily converted using online tools as it was scrambled with base64 encoding. The ID was sequenced, allowing anyone to change it in the browser’s address bar to view another test result.

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Hiranandani Group to invest Rs 10,000 cr in West Bengal for setting up data centre park

West Bengal has teamed up with the Hiranandani group companies GreenBase and Yotta to set up integrated logistics and hyper-scale data centre park in the state. The centre will execute the development of six hyper-connected data centre buildings bringing in 250MW data centre capacity over the next several years with an investment of over Rs 10,000 cr. The group aims to cater to its clients in WB, the entire eastern region and neighbouring countries.

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