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India passes tough cybercrime law

India passes tough cybercrime law

India’s Parliament has passed a law that recognizes digital signatures as valid and binding, establishing a framework for e-commerce. But critics charge that the Information Technology Act 2000 goes too far in granting police permission to search and arrest, without warrants, people suspected of committing a cybercrime.

May 18, 2000 by in India

India launching PCs-in-schools push

India launching PCs-in-schools push

India's ministry of information technology is amassing a list of schools to be beneficiaries of an IT education plan for computer literacy. The project includes outfitting 60,000 schools with 600,000 PCs (10 per school) over the next five years.

November 6, 2000 by in India

New handheld aims to bridge digital divide

New handheld aims to bridge digital divide

A non-profit group in India has created a simple, inexpensive, multilingual handheld device aimed at bringing computing to Third World nations--dubbed the "Simputer." The project conceived two-and-a-half years ago during an international seminar on information technology for developing countries.

May 24, 2001 by in India

India: Tiny tots get their own portal

India: Tiny tots get their own portal

A novel educational portal for kids, designed by leading software consulting firm Magna Infotech, has been launched in India. Its goal is to enhance children's ability to understand and retain new information.

November 13, 2000 by in India