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Govt clears Rs.430 crore pilot project to provide digital services in villages

Aiming to fast-track digitisation of villages, the ministry of electronics and IT has approved a pilot project with an initial corpus of Rs.430 crore. Under the pilot, the focus would be on providing telemedicine, teleeducation, skill development, LED lighting and wifi hotspot services across selected gram panchayats across the country [...]

CERT-In’s overdrive to keep digital payments safe

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, which deals with cyber security threats such as hacking and phishing, has been on an overdrive since the demonetisation announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As many as 25 advisory and vulnerability notes have been issued between 8 November and 24 December, informing people about safe practices and precautions that need to be taken while using various digital payment methods [...]