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India has 350 mn online transacting users, will double by 2030
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India has 350 mn online transacting users, will double by 2030

Bengaluru, Dec 14: India currently has around 350 million online transacting users across e-commerce, shopping, travel and hospitality, and OTT and the number is set to double by 2030, a new report showed on Wednesday. There are about 40-45 million mature users who spend a considerable share of their wallet online (more than 50 per cent). "We expect online transactors to become 2X by 2030, with mature users being the faster-growing cohort," said Mukesh Kumar, Engagement Manager, Redseer Strategy Consultants. "We also estimate that these mature users would account for $400 billion online spending by 2030," he mentioned. At 780 million, India is home to the second-largest Internet user base in the world, which is more than 2 times of the US populatio...
No death or major injuries to soldiers at LAC: Rajnath Singh
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No death or major injuries to soldiers at LAC: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Dec 13: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that timely intervention by the Indian soldiers stopped the Chinese PLA troops from encroaching on the country’s territory during the December 9 face-off at Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector. Speaking in the Lok Sabha today, the Defence Minister said that the Indian Army bravely stopped the Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA) PLA troops from encroaching on Indian territory and forced them to withdraw to their posts. “On December 9, 2022, in the Yangtse area of Tawang sector, PLA troops encroached upon and attempted to change the status quo. This attempt was tackled by our troops in a determined manner. There was fist fight during this face-off as well. Our troops bravely stopped the PLA from encroaching upon our terri...
NIT Srinagar lifts All India Inter-NIT Faculty trophy
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NIT Srinagar lifts All India Inter-NIT Faculty trophy

Srinagar, Dec 8: National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Wednesday defeated NIT Uttarakhand by 26 runs in the finals of All India Inter-NIT Faculty and Staff Cricket Tournament at Sports Cricket Ground at Visvesvarya National Institute of Technology (NIT) Nagpur. The tournament was hosted by VNIT Nagpur and 20 NITs from across India participated in the mega event. Earlier after winning the toss, NIT Uttarakhand decided to field first. On a tough surface, NIT Srinagar started well and scored 125/8 in 20 allotted Overs. While chasing the target, NIT Uttarakhand made a shaky start and lost their 5 wickets quickly during the Powerplay and was eventually bundled out for 99 in 18.2 overs. For NIT Srinagar, Captain Faisal Ir...
180 militants, 31 SFs personnel killed in J&K this year till now: MHA
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180 militants, 31 SFs personnel killed in J&K this year till now: MHA

New Delhi, 7 Dec: Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai on Wednesday said that there has been a substantial decline in militants attack from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021. While informing the Rajya sabha, MoS Home Nityanand Rai said, 14 persons belonging to minorities including 3 Kashmiri Pandits have been killed in UT of Jammu and Kashmir from January 2022 to 30th November 2022. He said that there were 123 terrorist incidents in J&K (till November 2022). 31 security forces personnel lost their lives in the line of duty while 31 civilians also lost their lives. "180 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir in encounters with security personnel this year (till November 2022)", he said.
Home Secretary reviews security scenario in J&K
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Home Secretary reviews security scenario in J&K

New Delhi, December 6: Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Tuesday chaired a high-level security review meeting on Jammu and Kashmir, according to sources. The officials revealed that it was a monthly review meeting to take stock of security in Jammu and Kashmir along with ongoing development projects in UT. The officials told ANI that Home Secretary was apprised about the prevailing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and other issues pertaining to the Union Territory. Sources said the meeting lasted for over two-and-a-half hours in the Ministry of Home Affairs in a hybrid mode with senior officials in the ministry joining it in the presence of Director Intelligence Bureau Tapan Deka, Research and Analysis Wing chief Samant Kumar Goel, National Investigation Agency Directo...
Security situation in J&K has improved: MHA
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Security situation in J&K has improved: MHA

Srinagar, Dec 07: Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai on Wednesday said the government has a policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and that security situation has improved significantly in Jammu and Kashmir. News agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that Rai, while informing the Rajya Sabha, said there has been substantial decline in terror incidents from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021. "14 persons belonging to minorities including 3 Kashmiri Pandits have been killed in J&K since January, 2022 till 30th November, 2022," he said. He also said there were certain media reports of Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti highlighting their security concerns. "Various measures have been taken by the government to protect the lives of minorities w...
‘Kashmir Files’ best cinematic expression of Kashmir pain: Chugh
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‘Kashmir Files’ best cinematic expression of Kashmir pain: Chugh

Srinagar, Dec 4: BJP national general secretary, Tarun Chugh, who is the party incharge of J&K, on Sunday described the movie Kashmir Files as a historic cinematic expression and lambasted the International Film Festival jury for passing negative remarks about it. In a statement, Chugh said those who termed Kashmir Files movie as vulgar are are suffering from mental frustration. "It was real and tragic too which happened with our Kashmiri Pandit brethren. Those who termed the movie as vulgar are suffering from mental frustration", Chugh said while speaking to the media. He said entire world came to know about this tragic and heart wrenching incident after 32 years. He also said that truth cannot be concealed. "Be it genocide carried out by Hitler against Jews; genoci...
2nd FASTag-enabled parking system of India in Jammu
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2nd FASTag-enabled parking system of India in Jammu

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday got its maiden FASTag-enabled Parking Management System (PMS) at Multi-Level Car Parking (MLCP) General Bus Stand Jammu. This state-of-the-art cashless initiative is second across the country. India’s first FASTag-based and Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based cashless parking facility was launched by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) at its Kashmere Gate Metro Station in North Delhi on July 6, 2021. The parking at Jammu Bus Stand would work through an app called Park+ and Jammu residents by using the app can now discover, book, and prepay for a parking spot. Additionally, they can also use the FASTag on their car to pay for a parking spot, without any human intervention, a first of its kind initiative in Jammu. Principal Secr...
Meta purges 32 mn pieces of bad content on FB, Insta in India in Oct
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Meta purges 32 mn pieces of bad content on FB, Insta in India in Oct

New Delhi, Dec 1: Meta took down over 29.2 million pieces of bad content across 13 policies for Facebook and over 2.7 million pieces of such content across 12 policies for Instagram in India in October, the company said on Thursday. Between October 1-31, Meta received 703 reports through its Indian grievance mechanism, and the company said it provided tools for users to resolve their issues in 516 cases. "Of the other 187 reports where specialised review was needed, we reviewed content as per our policies, and we took action on 120 reports in total," the social network said in its monthly compliance report under the IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The remaining 67 reports were reviewed but may not have been actioned, sa...
1.9 mn attacks on Indian healthcare network from Pak, China this year: Report
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1.9 mn attacks on Indian healthcare network from Pak, China this year: Report

New Delhi, Dec 1: As AIIMS struggles to get its servers back to life after a massive ransomware attack, nearly 1.9 million cyber attacks have been recorded on the Indian healthcare network this year, especially from countries like Pakistan, China and Vietnam, a report revealed on Thursday. The healthcare-based threat intelligence sensors network, deployed by the CyberPeace Foundation and Autobot Infosec Private Ltd, along with the academic partners under CyberPeace Center of Excellence (CCoE), saw a surge in cyber attacks with 18,46,712 hits between January to November 28 from a total number of 41,181 unique IP addresses atom nations like Pakistan, China and Vietnam. The vulnerable Internet-facing systems having Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), vulnerable SMB and Database servi...