Year: 2019

Internet Shutdowns Costing Telecom Operators Crores in Lost Revenue

Indians consume an average 9.8 gigabyte of data per month on their smartphones, according to Ericsson Highlights Internet suspensions have been criticised by Internet freedom activists India is the biggest market by users for Facebook and WhatsApp Revenue losses will pile on to the woes of India’s telecoms sector Mobile operators are losing around Rs. […]

Wikimedia Foundation Expresses Worry Over India’s Proposed Intermediary Rules

India is claimed to be the fifth largest market for Wikipedia Highlights Wikimedia Foundation believes the changes would “hinder” its mission The amended rules would require intermediaries to have local offices Wikipedia’s parent is concerned about “material burden” of the draft Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit organisation that hosts popular online encyclopedia website Wikipedia, has raised […]

Madrasa Teachers Trained For Mainstream Formal Subjects: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Madrasa teachers trained for mainstream formal subjects: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Mumbai: Madrasa teachers are now being trained to impart education in mainstream formal subjects like Hindi, English, Marathi, maths, science, computers and other regional languages, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday. Mr. Naqvi also said the school dropout rate among girl […]