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India’s app ban decision ‘suspects’ of violating WTO rules: Chinese Embassy

The Chinese Embassy in India, on Tuesday, alleged that India’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, WeChat, Cam Scanner, and UC Browser, “abuses national security exceptions, and suspects of violating the WTO rules”. It is also against the “general trend” of international trade and e-commerce activities, and is “not conducive to consumer interests and the market competition in India”, the embassy said. “The Chinese side is seriously concerned with and firmly opposed to such action,...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Google Play Store, News, China, India, WTO, Vigo, Helo, India China, Singh, Chinese Embassy, UC browser, GATT, MeitY

How does a Section 69A blocking order come into existence?

(with inputs from Torsha Sarkar and Sarvjeet Singh)  The Indian government blocked access to 59 Chinese apps by exercising Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. MediaNama spoke to Torsha Sarkar, policy officer at the Centre for Internet and Society, and Sarvjeet Singh, director at the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi, to understand how a Section 69A blocking order comes into existence. Under this Section, the government has the right to block public ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, China, India, States, Delhi, Committee, State, UT, Calcutta, Singh, Review Committee, Sarkar, Shreya Singhal, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Healthcare industry’s wish list for India’s Personal Data Protection Bill

By Nikhil Pahwa and Aditi Agrawal The risks are too great, the use cases are too unclear, and a broad Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, does not adequately take into account the concerns of the healthcare sector. Doctors speaking at MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, 2020, felt that there needs to be a different, sectoral approach to protect healthcare data. This discussion was supported by Microsoft, Google, TMT Law Practice and the...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Microsoft, Yahoo, India, Society, United Kingdom, Mozilla, Health Insurance, Bill, Ico, Singh, PDP, Gupta, HSA

#NAMA: Issues with the consent framework for healthcare data under the Personal Data Protection Bill

In in-person doctor-patient consultation scenarios, the fact that the patient initiated the consult can be construed as consent. This applies especially for out-patient consultations: one does not need a separate mechanism to seek consent from the patient. At MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, both Dr Sunil Shroff, President (TN), Telemedicine Society of India, and Abhishek Malhotra, managing partner at TMT Law agreed with this characte...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Microsoft, India, Bill, Bangalore, Karnataka, Consent, DPA, Singh, India India, Ministry of Health, PDP, Gupta, HSA

Algorithmic Accountability in India: Deployment of AI systems by the state and the need for transparency

“Algorithmic systems are being applied in institutional settings, which have issues of caste, race, etc., very deeply embedded. Not just the algorithm, but the entire system needs to be held accountable,” said Urvashi Aneja, founding director of Tandem Research at the round-table on algorithmic accountability in India, hosted by Divij Joshi, tech policy fellow at Mozilla. Several speakers at the discussion called for greater accountability of algorithmic systems being deployed by the state, ofte...
Tags: Travel, News, Microsoft, India, Artificial Intelligence, Gurgaon, Karnataka, Delhi Police, Singh, RTI, Uttarakhand, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Information RTI, Algorithmic Accountability, Divij Joshi, MARDA

Drones surveilling Amritsar could detect distance between humans and send GPS coordinates of lockdown violators to police

Unlike drone operations in Delhi and Mumbai, some drones deployed in Amritsar as part of keeping an eye out on lockdown violators were far more sophisticated: They were equipped with an AI-based onboard software capable of detecting humans from around 400 feet away, along with the distance between two people, and could send the police the GPS coordinates of a person violating the lockdown norms. The drones were supplied to the police in Amritsar by a company called Skylark Labs, which has office...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, India, San Francisco, Surveillance, Drones, Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala, Fed, Amritsar, Singh, Times of India, Medianama, DGCA

Noida allows e-commerce delivery of essential services, no govt passes required

All e-commerce companies are allowed to operate in Noida, the Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate said in an order dated March 26. Delivery persons of e-commerce companies do not need any passes from the district administration, and their company ID would be sufficient to carry out delivery of essential goods, DM B.N. Singh said in […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, E-commerce, Singh, Noida, Coronavirus, Ecommerce and COVID-19, Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate

Smartconcierge Ivy® Selected for 2019 HEDNA's Innov8 on Jan 30

Go Moment®, the world's leading provider of real-time artificial intelligence guest communication solutions for the hospitality industry - its smartconcierge, Ivy® - today announced that company CEO Raj Singh will be presenting Ivy's technology at the 2019 HEDNA "Connected Like Never Before" Global Distribution Conference in Los Angeles. Singh will be showcasing Ivy's role in the evolving guest service eco-system during HEDNA's popular and exclusive Innov8 session, where only eight leadin...
Tags: Travel, HITEC, Singh, Raj Singh, Ivy, Los Angeles Singh, Carlson Wagonlit Young Presidents Organization

Seven reasons why BJP’s breast-beating about the grand alliance of Opposition parties doesn’t make sense unless you are a ‘bhakt’, bot, troll, or media lapdog

Dainik Jagran front page on the day after SP and BSP announced a pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh, accompanied by another “searing attack” by Narendra Modi *** The “United India” rally in Calcutta, where 20 political parties stood on one stage on January 19, has understandably sent BJP and its bhakts, bots, trolls, media lapdogs, and trojan horses into an almighty tizzy. Coming as it did exactly a week after the SP and BSP announced an alliance in Uttar Pradesh, 2019 doesn’t look qui...
Tags: Travel, Media, Congress, France, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, Delhi, Hindu, Karnataka, Cmp, Modi, Economic Times, Calcutta, Uttar Pradesh

#NAMApolicy: Personalisation, security, data breaches of IoT and more

At NAMApolicy on the Security and Privacy of IoT at Delhi, Internet Society’s Rajnesh Singh started with a parable: Singh’s family works in the agricultural sector and operates farms in Australia. Singh’s family uses John Deere (which manufactures agricultural equipment) machines... ...
Tags: Travel, Security, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, Australia, Connected Devices, Devices, Policy, Regulation, Iot, John Deere, Singh, NAMApolicy, NAMAiot

Austin startup launches ridesharing service between Austin and Houston

Left to Right: Matt Chasen (Chairman), Tanuj Girish (CTO), Kush Singh (CEO) uShip co-founders Matt Chasen and Jay Manickam used to joke about it when people listed themselves as “shipments” on uShip — in fact, it happened so frequently they briefly launched a “People” category on uShip.Well, they aren’t laughing about it anymore… The two are teaming up with former U.T. freshman Kush Singh and Tanuj Girish, who they met while guest lecturing at an undergraduate business school class, to launch ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Startups, Lyft, News, Austin, Rideshare, Houston, Cto, Board, Singh, Chasen, Hitch, Capital Factory, Austin Startups, TechCrunch Disrupt SF

MMA India appoints Priya Nair and Sameer Singh as India Chairpersons

  The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has appointed Priya Nair of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) and Sameer Singh of GroupM Media India, as the Chairperson and Co-Chairperson of MMA’s India Local Council. Nair and Singh will oversee MMA India and look at the growth of the mobile... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, India, Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Singh, Industry Moves, Mobile Marketing Association MMA, D Shivakumar, Mobile Marketing Association India, MMA India, Priya Nair, Sameer Singh, Priya Nair of Hindustan Unilever Limited HUL


We decide to pass on Achalgarh fort apparently there is nothing left of the fort and it is more of local rubbish tip. Instead we elect to first visit the Ambaji temple. Mr Singh commends our choice. He tells he and his wife and 4 year old son visit the te
Tags: Travel, Singh

Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, Ananth Kumar was, at best, one of the builders of BJP in Karnataka; a power broker like Pramod Mahajan

Ananth Kumar (left) with L.K. Advani and ‘Vishwa Vani’ editor-in-chief Vishveshwar Bhat, who served as his office on special duty. (courtesy: Vishveshwar Bhat) Union minister and Bangalore South MP Ananth Kumar’s premature demise at the age of 59 will hog the news headlines, at least in Karnataka, for the next few hours. Adjectives will pour forth in a torrent from his colleagues, compatriots, commentators and constituents as they try to make sense of the brutality of the grim reaper. That is ...
Tags: Travel, London, Media, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, United States, Union, Airbus, Parliament, Delhi, Boeing, South, Bangalore, Air India, Karnataka

Twitter India country director Taranjeet Singh steps down

Twitter India’s country director Taranjeet Singh stepped down from his role after nearly four years with the social media company. Singh joined Twitter India in January 2015 to set up business for Twitter in the country. Announcing his exit on Twitter, Singh wrote that Twitter India has hired... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Twitter, News, Internet, Social Media, Singh, Industry Moves, Twitter India, Taranjeet Singh

Mobikwik CEO suggests that BHIM’s cashback schemes are discriminatory

Mobikwik’s co-founder and CEO Bipin Preet Singh has criticised BHIM, the government-backed UPI app and its cashback offers. Singh suggests that while the government funded cashback scheme was designed to benefit the entire UPI ecosystem, it only ends up benefiting the BHIM app and its user... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Payments, UPI, Singh, Digital Payments, Bipin Preet Singh, MobiKwik, NPCI, BHIM

Seaplane services to start from Sabarmati and Tapi riverfronts in Gujarat

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has informed the Gujarat government it has chosen the Sabarmati Riverfront here and the Tapi Riverfront in Surat to start seaplane operations in the state, said officials. A high-level team, comprising officials from the AAI, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and a private airliner, would visit these locations in coming days as part of preparations for the project, said Gujarat Chief Secretary J N Singh. The announcement came hours...
Tags: Travel, India, Narendra Modi, Gujarat, Modi, PTI, Singh, AAI, Surat, Statue of Unity, Narmada, Sabarmati, Mehsana, Airports Authority of India AAI, Dhwani, Sabarmati Riverfront

India has a moonwalking traffic cop

When given a stage like this, how can you not perform? 38-year-old Ranjeet Singh is a traffic cop who works the beat at one of Indore’s busiest intersections, where he brings a certain kind of panache to the job. Inspired by the moves of pop legend Michael Jackson and Bollywood films, Singh guides traffic with flashy hand waves and the moonwalk. While some of his fellow officers say he is not taking the job seriously, he claims that it is a more effective way to get the attention of younger dr...
Tags: Travel, India, Michael Jackson, Singh, Ranjeet Singh, Sumant Singh Kachhawa

KY eats – Punjabi Cuisine at Big Singh Chapati, SS15 Subang Jaya

While Indian makes up for one of the big three ethnic groups in Malaysia, when it comes to Indian food, the Northern variety is definitely one of the least represented. There’s a 24/7 mamak restaurant in every commercial areas, but a true Nothern style cuisine, or in case of Big Singh Chapati, a Punjabi restaurant, is much less common. BIG Singh Chapati, Subang SS15 So for the Nothern Indian cuisine fans like myself and Haze, we were quite delighted to stumble upon this place while visiting Jyu...
Tags: Travel, Minneapolis, US, Malaysia, Eats, Halal Food, Pj Area, Subang & Sunway, Singh, Punjabi, Subang-jaya, Ss15, Naan, Baigan Bharta, Chapati, North Indian Food

Update: ItzCash integrates BharatQR to its POS machines, but why?

Update: Speaking to MediaNama, ItzCash’s chief business officer, Ravi Singh said that the integration was made to make the POS terminals future-proof. However, Singh did mention that there isn’t enough data on how many transactions are happening on BharatQR at the moment. He did mention that if a transaction happens on BharatQR it will be counted as a card transaction and will be settled by the card networks into bank accounts. In contrast, QR code payments on UPI, the money will be settled dire...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, UPI, Mastercard, Economic Times, Singh, MDR, SBI, State Bank of India, Ravi Singh, Digital Payments, Medianama, NPCI, POS terminals

A long day

Geo 40.7486 73.9913Time check 0455 LHR Arora Hotel Room 217 up and at em Power shower followed by a precautionary Ibuprofen.Cab Mr Singh who listens to Radio Punjab is bang on time at 0600hrs to take us to T3. Check in Virgin Airlines. The
Tags: Travel, Virgin Airlines, Singh, Radio Punjab

Twitter India promotes Taranjeet Singh as Country Director

Twitter India has promoted Taranjeet Singh, the current head of ad sales and marketing, as the new Country Director, reports Exchange4media. In his role, Singh will lead the Twitter India team by creating new business strategies, driving audience engagement and growth, and partnering with new brands for ads. He will mainly look into the news politics, sports and entertainment segment. Prior to this, Singh used to lead marketing and sales for Twitter India’s advertisers and brands across several...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Twitter, News, Internet, Southeast Asia, India, Bbc, Bbc Worldwide, South Asia, Bangalore, Mena, Pioneer, Singh, Industry Moves, Twitter India

Parminder Singh joins Mediacorp as Chief Commercial and Digital Officer

Parminder Singh, Twitter’s former Managing Director for Southeast Asia, MENA and India, who quit the company in November last year, has joined Mediacorp as its Chief Commercial and Digital Officer. In a tweet, Singh said that his “Key priority will be to lead & align monetisation efforts with digital product development, ops, audience acquisition & content marketing”, and “Combining mainstream & digital assets will deliver compelling solutions for clients & consolidate leadership position for M...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Asia, Twitter, News, Media, Internet, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Gm, Ibm, Vietnam, Singh, APAC

Content Partnerships: Hungama-ITV, Saavn-One Digital and nexGTv-GivingTales

Hungama partners ITV Studios for British content Digital entertainment company Hungama has partnered with British commercial production company, ITV Studios. With this partnership, Hungama will offer British content like Jekyll and Hyde, Mr Selfridge, Jericho, Agatha Christie’s Poirot as well as Beowulf, among others to its video on demand service, Hungama Play’s subscribers. Apart from producing content for its own channels, ITV’s international content business ITV Studios produces content for...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Video, News, Internet, Digital, Bbc, Itv, Netherlands, Virgin, Michael Caine, Saavn, Beowulf, Roger Moore, Hans Christian Andersen, Nordics

India Post Payments Bank will send money via Aadhaar sans bank account linking

India Post Payments Bank will be able to send and receive money through an Aadhaar and it won’t matter if it will be linked to a bank account or not, reports the Economic Times. AP Singh, interim managing director and CEO of the newly formed payments bank, told the publication that the Aadhaar will be made a payment address which can work with or without a bank account linked to it. Singh, who was also a member of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), also said that there was pi...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Bank, Reserve Bank of India RBI, Gandhi, Singh, State Bank of India, Raipur, Ranchi, Aadhaar, Digital Payments, Unique Identification Authority of India UIDAI, National Payments Corporation of India NPCI, India Post Payments Bank, Economic Times AP Singh

‘Interconnect charges for wireless calls should be reviewed & scrapped’: RCOM CEO

Reliance Communications’ CEO Gurdeep Singh said during a recent analyst call that the current interconnect usage charge (IUC) of 0.14 paise per minute for wireless-to-wireless calls “should be reviewed and scrapped by the government.”  As per current regulations, RCOM will have to pay 0.14 paise per minute to Airtel, every time an RCOM user makes a call to another user on the Airtel network. But since telcos have started providing cheaper or even free calls, RCOM expects a rise in voice usage, ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, India, Policy, Telecom, Airtel, Arpu, Mts, Reliance Communications, Reliance Jio, Rcom, Singh, Aircel, Interconnect Charges, Gurdeep Singh

MobiKwik hires Vineet K Singh as chief business officer

Digital payments company MobiKwik has hired Info Edge’s former executive vice president Vineet K Singh as Chief Business Officer. At Info Edge, Singh was Business Head of multiple units including, 99acres, and Prior to joining MobiKwik,  Singh was the co-founder, CEO and managing director of He has more than 16 years of experience in the consumer internet industry. Earlier this month, MobiKwik strengthened its top deck and hired Damandee...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Asia, Japan, News, Internet, Taiwan, Gmo, Sequoia Capital, UPI, Singh, Cisco Investments, ICICI Bank, Digital Payments, Industry Moves, Naukri

nexGTv partners Lokdhun, Sony LIV partners One Digital, Culture Machine launches

  Culture Machine launches targeting urban Indian women YouTube Multi-Channel Network, Culture Machine recently launched as a content platform targeting urban Indian women. The Cheers section on the platform focuses on inspiring stories of women while Vanity section will feature beauty and style related content. The Unwind section will feature a list of the most happening things while the Let’s Gab is supposed to help women discover their inner voice. The platform also feature...
Tags: Travel, UK, News, Media, India, Digital, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Singh, Vanity, Bhojpuri, nexGTv, Pawan Singh, Diljit Dosanjh, Sony LIV

On Mobikwik’s lite version: P2P, Zaakpay, Business Model, Indic Languages

“The reality is, the smartphones that I see, are not good enough. They’re not good enough if I want to pay a shopkeeper, or if I want to pay a cab driver, or your maid, or if they want to pay each other. The apps that are there today do not serve the purpose. They are too big. They are made for people like us. In India, there is a digital divide, which is congruent with the class divide. That is what separates India from Bharat. Out of the 250 million people who have smartphones today, there ar...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, India, Alibaba, Applications, UPI, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Inmobi, Paytm, Mobile Wallets, Indians, Singh, MDR, Taku, Digital Payments

RCOM launches branded games store and location tracking service

Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications (RCOM) has launched ‘Reliance Games Arcade’, its branded games store for RCOM users with a library of more than 300 apps from domestic and international developers. Both postpaid and prepaid users can download unlimited apps from games store at Rs 15 for 10 days. The store is hosted on Opera’s app store platform and can accessed via a website or by manually downloading the Games Arcade app from the site. The games available for download can be run on An...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Apps, News, India, Disney, Telecom, Anil Ambani, Airtel, Reliance Communications, Wynk Games, Rcom, Singh, Vodafone India, Reliance Communications RCOM, Gurdeep Singh

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