Archives for May 2017

Digital India: A list of popular government websites in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a lot of interest to give a push to Digital India. The onus is always on the individual ministries & departments to embrace Digital India, they are supposed to have websites which are constantly updated and content must be in multiple Indian languages. So what is the current state of Indian govt websites today?

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9 of the 10 new internet users today are Indian language users: Google

Google and KPMG India released a comprehensive report “Indian Languages – Defining India’s Internet” in April 2017. The report has a lot of useful details which were not known to most of us. Mint had recently carried a summary from the report. Read more on 9 of the 10 new internet users today are Indian language users: Google…

Smartphones increasing time taken to finish a meal in restaurants

I came across an interesting research findings in a book on Small Data. It talks about how the time taken to finish a meal has increased in restaurants as customers are busy with their smartphones (Facebook, Whatsapp). I am not surprised with these statistics as we often see families and friends spending a lot of time on their smartphones instead of spending time with each other.

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Digital India: What India’s Open Data Program could learn from USAFacts.org

The importance of Data is growing not just in private sector but also in the Government.  Data can help in decision making. In fact, Data not only helps the citizens but the governments too can benefit by taking better informed decisions. Let us touch on what the 3 sites do – Data.gov [US Govt], USAFacts.org [US Non-Govt owned] & Data.gov.in [Indian Govt].

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