With a view to ensuring better governance through technology, BJP yesterday launched a mobile phone app for Delhi which citizens can use to connect with their local MPs and register complaints and offer feedback.
The country's premier anti-money laundering and forex violations probe agency, Enforcement Directorate (ED), has made its Twitter debut, with the usually reticent organisation promising "quick updates" on the social networking site about its actions.
Bullet trains are set to become a reality in India with the first service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government sought to make Indian Railways - one of the world's largest - run like a "commercial enterprise but serve like a welfare organization".
With the government using social media like never before, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg that direct communication with people is critical for governance.
Former Indian Telecom Minister A Raja on Wednesday told a Delhi court that he had "apprised" the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about various telecom related issues, including allocation of 2G spectrum, after holding a meeting with Pranab Mukherjee, who was External Affairs Minister and then Solicitor General G E Vahanvati.
With a view of taking its schemes to the tech-savvy population, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has joined Facebook to have an online interface with the beneficiaries on the social media.
Leveraging information technology to provide latest agriculture-related information to farmers, Gujarat government today launched a dedicated web portal and related mobile applications for them. 'iKisan' portal and the related apps were launched by Chief Minister Anandi Patel at the inauguration of 'Krishi Mahotsav' (agriculture fair) at Morbi, about 200km from here.