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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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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Twitter bots influencing voters during elections

Last November we heard a lot about ‘fake news’ during US elections. Twitter Bots could have played a role, and it appears both political parties used Bots but one party won this bot war.

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How a simple idea could increase property tax collection in Bangalore

Few days ago we all read about how low the property tax collection rate was in Bangalore. A mere 20% pay their property tax in Bengaluru. Unacceptable for a city like Bengaluru.

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