IT Minister Prasad says Congress lying on jobs, shows NASSCOM data of last 5 years

Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday said the IT sector has created 8.73 lakh new jobs in the past five years, as he accused the Congress of spreading blatant “falsehood” on the employment data. “Congress is indulging in falsehoods…They have nothing to offer from their own side…I speak based on our performance not rhetoric, […]

Fake news under watch: Facebook, Twitter to act against ads violating EC norms

Social media platforms like Facebook, Sharechat and Twitter on Wednesday said they have adopted a ‘Code of Ethics’ under which these intermediaries will establish a communication channel that will interact with Election Commission of India (ECI) officials to swiftly deal with fake and provocative content, among other pressing issues related to the Lok Sabha elections, […]

IBM wants to put spotlight on coders making real difference in the world

IBM, in cooperation with the ministry of electronics and IT and Nasscom, has introduced a unique multi-year programme that promotes open technology initiatives and highlights importance of India’s growing developer ecosystem. Announced at IBM India Developer Day, the company’s annual developer conference in Bengaluru, the ‘India Developer Champions’ programme recognises developer contributions to the open […]

Google requests meeting with US general amid China Artificial Intelligence debate

Google has requested a meeting with a top U.S. general as political tension rises over the internet giant’s artificial intelligence work in China. General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday that Google “indirectly benefits the Chinese military” and is planning to meet with the company over the matter. The […]