The PM Modi inaugurated the twin conferences of World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) and software industry association Nasscom’s India Leadership Forum in Hyderabad through video conferencing on 19 February and also launched Nasscom’s reskilling initiative FutureSkills.
While speaking on the sidelines of World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2018, the Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that India's digital sector will be $1 trillion economy in next five years.
With emphasis on the artificial intelligence (AI) in the budget, global tech giants are eyeing Indian markets. Global tech giant Adobe will set up an artificial intelligence centre in Hyderabad. Its decision was taken during a recent meeting between Telangana Information Technology (IT) Minister KT Rama Rao and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen.
The telecom regulator TRAI conducted Regional Workshop on Capacity Building of Consumer Advocacy Groups and Consumer Education in Gangtok, Sikkim, on 16 February.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) conducted an open house discussion (OHD) on Consultation Paper on "Next Generation Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) communication networks" on 15 February to obtain valuable inputs of the concerned stakeholders. A number of stakeholders including manufacturers, telecom service providers, associations and academia etc. participated in the Open House Discussion. The stakeholders have reiterate their written submission during the OHD on the issues such as challenges with existing networks, suitable next generation network model, spectrum band and quantum of spectrum for PPDR network.
Sports content is the most watched property in India, now once again proved by the massive TV viewership of the Khelo India School Games (KISG) which attracted 102 million viewers. This was its inaugural edition.
Broadcaster Star India, which has already acquired broadcasting and digital rights of IPL, has now grabbed the audio-visual production rights for Indian Premier League (IPL) and BCCI Domestic Cricket for the 2018-19 season.
On 16 February, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) made fresh searches against those who are allegedly connected to Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, in connection with the INX Media money laundering case.
The animation, gaming, production, and distribution company DQ Entertainment has partnered with the media conglomerate Viacom18 which has bought the broadcast rights for former’s ‘Jungle Book’ Season 1, 2, & 3 and Jungle Book 60 min TV feature film for India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Maldives.
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